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Vote-Buying taken to the limits

WE are almost impelled to start today’s piece on the hypothesis that money is the sole determinant of electoral outcomes in Nigeria. In every election, the two major political parties spend big and win big while the small parties spend virtually nothing and win virtually nothing.

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The killing fields of Nigeria

The powers in the hands of a Nigerian President are enormous; and indeed, awesome. The President possesses the power of life and death over his fellow humans. In a simple exercise of the prerogative of mercy as stipulated in Section 175 of the Nigerian Constitution, 1999, he can bring back to unfettered freedom, a man who was already destined for the gallows.

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New Awakening on Gelegele Seaport

IN  his first post coronation speech, the Benin Monarch, Omo n’Oba n’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, spoke glowingly on the urgent imperative of reawakening the Gelegele Seaport. We must hasten to say that any meaningful discussion of Gelegele cannot be divorced from the adjacent Ughoton village and its Beach as both settlements are mutually inclusive.

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