Revolution in Edo State

IN many ways, the July 14, 2012 governorship election in Edo State reminded me of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. I covered both elections. Just like its 1993 peer, the weather was clement: cool and cloudy with sunny intervals but no rain, at least in Kano and Benin City where I reported from. But the following day the heavens opened up.

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An eye on Egypt

IT pays to keep an eye on Egypt – a wary eye at that, especially for those of us in this part of the world. Many so-called democracy lovers have been hailing the “Arab Spring”, the revolutionary explosion that detonated late in 2010, even though few can guess at the possibility that it might lead to a change in the world order, a change majority of us might find unpalatable.

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NYSC: thank you Reps

THE House of Representatives is gradually living up to its name. Since Hon. Waziri Tambuwal took over as the Speaker a little over a year ago, this chamber, formerly more renowned for its corruption, scandals and disgraceful scuffles over money and power which, during the Patricia Etteh-gate led to the death of Hon. Aminu Safana (a medical doctor) is gradually undergoing self-redemption.

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