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All chiefs, no Indians

WHEN a government begins to disobey its own laws with impunity, then, there is cause for concern. In total disobedience of a law, which was validly enacted, to the effect that every public holiday in this land shall be celebrated on whatever day it falls, we have just emerged from one badly shifted public holiday.

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As Mark misses the mark again

Most times, what is said is less important than how it is said. This past week, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been busy writing its own testimonials. We have a copy of the welcome address which the Senate President delivered to his colleagues on their return from recess.

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Resignation in protest

Today’s title is borrowed from the fine works of Edward Weisband and Thomas Franck, who in 1976, assembled their highly provocative assessment of why high U.S. Government officials remain silent when they resign in disagreement with Administration policies; whereas their British counterparts would go public on resignation.

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Sound of silence

Silence, they say, is golden.Silence means consent. A combination of these would make the power of the unspoken word very great. Most times, particularly in politics, those things you refuse to say come out louder than the spoken, or rather, the advertised ones. Yes, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, was enraged by the facts on ground at the time the Port Harcourt conference was coming up. But they went a bit far.

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Two fighting, Sir!

And so, Mr. Logistics died. His soul will rest in perfect peace. For old time sake, today’s essay is deservedly dedicated to Pa Omogiate who has just passed on; and through him, all the old men in politics, without whom, the political meetings would have been drab, pall and most uninteresting.

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Governors: Live and let die

IN the early 1970s a movie by our chosen title of today “Leben und sterben lassen” ran on German cinemas for a very long time. Apparently, our governors have a big problem in their hands and they think that the only solution to the problem is to create bigger problems; problems that would consume not only themselves, but also the entire nation.

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