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A Bayo Ohu milestone

By Ochereome Nnanna FOR  years, the tragic absurdity persisted. Nobody knows the number of people who lost their lives as a result of it. Someone is shot by his enemies or opportunistic gunmen or is caught in a cross-fire. He is still breathing. Good Samaritans (Nigerians) rush him to the nearest hospital where people who
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Sorry for my country at 49

ON October 1, 1960, Nigeria was in festive mood. The day had come at last. The British colonial rulers were going home. The Union Jack was coming down and the Green-White-Green, the most rhapsodic colour which portended a future of untrammelled economic possibilities and prosperity as well political stability, was going up.

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Anambra’s three big SONs

FORMER Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, once described the late Tai Solarin as “an illiterate”. Are you shocked? How can one of Nigeria’s most refined gentlemen in the political arena who is not known for the use of strong language even under severe pressure describe one of Nigeria’s most outstanding educationists and social critics as “illiterate”? Let Ekwueme himself answer the question.

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What if they caught Egwu?

By Ochereome Nnanna LAST Friday, September 18, 2009, most Nigerian newspapers led with the bone-chilling disclosure by the State Security Services (SSS) of a plot to kidnap two ministers, collect ransom and kill one of them. The ministers were Dr. Sam Egwu (Education) and Prince Adetokunbo Kayode (Labour and Productivity). Three students of the University
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Gani is victory in defeat

GANI Fawehinmi was a special Nigerian both in life and death. Many people were born to be copycats. They abound everywhere, particularly among so-called opinion leaders. They are unable to produce unique and insightful ideas. But because they have the gift of the gab and the elevated platform to demonstrate it, they pass for intelligent or intellectual people.

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And now, President Turai!

GODWIN Daboh Adzuana is one man most serious Nigerians have learnt to ignore, no matter how hard he tries to draw attention to himself. After a brief stint as an “anti-corruption” crusader in the late 1970s in which he tangled with the founding father of Middle Belt politics, Dr. Joseph Tarka in the “you Tarka me, I Daboh you” episode, Adzuana turned into a political irritant.

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