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Atiku Abubakar’s looming shadow

AS we begin the homerun to 2019, many politicians are understandably hungry to be the next president of Nigeria. Only one appears to be doing so in a bold and emphatic manner: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former two-term Vice President of Nigeria and (putatively) a member of the ruling All Progressives Alliance, APC. I choose my words carefully because you and I know Atiku’s penchant to jump from one political party to another. Since he started running for president in 1993, he has never run on the same party platform twice. It is unlikely he will consummate his next presidential run in the APC if ailing President Muhammadu Buhari runs for a second term.

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Quit notice commercial enterprises

The “market” of political jobbery is booming in the North so much that more Arewa Youth Forums are breaking out like odious rashes. The other day, another group called Concerned Arewa Youths issued death threat on any Arewa politician or leader who supports restructuring because they will be blocking their own opportunity to “chop”

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Fighting fire with water

WHEN  a piece of bone gets stuck in the throat, refusing to go down or come back up, do you slit the throat to remove the bone? When a wasp perches on your scrotum, do you use a hammer to trying killing it? The answer is “no”. You have to calm down and apply wisdom. Otherwise, you will regret. A wise person goes out to solve a problem, not multiply it.

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Fallacy of LG autonomy

AFTER the local government election which took place in Lagos last weekend, I was amused that analysts on some television stations were complaining about voter apathy. It was already known that the ruling All Progressives Congress , APC, would “sweep” the polls, why bother?

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