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Still on govt at war…

IN local parlance, they say, “Monkey no fine, him mama like am”. I get along with my Director of Transportation; the one other people call their driver. This is a man who refused to go beyond Primary Three of his days. He is full of wisdom, though. When we are alone, particularly on a long journey, I ignore his grammar and accept his perfect sense. We discuss everything, from politics to religion; and, indeed, from agriculture to zoning.

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A govt at war with self

SOMETIMES, people want to engage in a war, which they cannot win. It is perhaps the case of sighting an antelope in the bush. You would want to pursue that fast-running animal for, you never can tell whether it has a bad leg. That is what the House of Representatives may be doing with a post-nomination President Jonathan.

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Here comes the Police State!

WE have maintained, perhaps with monotonous regularity, that in time of increased problems, it is simply natural for people to look in every direction for possible solutions. Yes, of a truth, there is hardly anyone who would not be perturbed by the very sad events of the bomb blasts that greeted our celebrations of the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence in Abuja on October 1, 2010.

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Wait till you get to INEC

YES, what we have we hold. This is also in consonance with the time-tested Biblical injunction that we should always confess positive because the power of the tongue is so strong that therein resides the prospect to swim or sink in life. But there is also the need to remain truthful at all times. If in March 2011, we are still voting at the 2007 elections, then, there is cause for worry.

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Musing on a party primary

A FEW days to the primary selection process of the PDP, the two main contenders for the presidential slot fought dirty. They danced stark naked in the market place. We do not intend to recapitulate what were said and done, for fear of being caught in the web of that man who was having his bath in the open and in broad daylight, when a naked mad man snatched away his towel.

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One Jega cannot do it all

WHEN will our hearts stop bleeding for Africa? Where is the big pot that is calling the kettle black? The other day, a friend of ours in Ivory Coast overheard Laurent Gbagbo complaining to another friend in Gold Coast that he was already planning to step aside peacefully when he suddenly noticed that the loudest voices on his plight were from the Oil Coast and they were a lot guiltier than him.

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FG: Guilty as charged

IT is also a good democratic concept that Government should spread whatever it has evenly. As much as possible, development must be spread evenly across the nation. Poverty also gets an even spread among the people. And Government must introduce sanctions for all those who deviate from the norm.

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