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Pius Adebola Adesanmi (1970-2019)

I think, Pius has done his last duty to men: perhaps his death is sacrifice, made to save more lives as attention is now drawn to the tragic flaws in the design of the plane that took him home

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Verdict 2019: An electoral hesit or a “shellacking”?

When the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, finished counting the votes by midnight on Wednesday, a whole of four days following last weekend’s presidential election, the results stood at Mr. Muhammadu Buhari winning, with 15.2 million votes nationwide, accounting according to the INEC results with about 3.9 million more votes than his closet opponent, Mr. Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, who reportedly scored 11.3 million votes. Statistical polls released by INEC showed that only 36.5% of registered voters participated in this presidential election against the 44.6% recorded turnout in the 2015 election that brought Mr. Buhari to power. But there’s more to these results, and it raises a lot very uncomfortable questions, and ought to alert Nigerians to the true significance of the events.

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Atiku

Harassing Atiku Abubakar

I was at the Lambert Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, this past weekend. It was a day to “Veterans Day” – the day the United States of America set aside to commemorate and honor the valor and supreme sacrifice of its Armed Services – the men and women in the United States Military who have fought its wars, and carried arms for its national defence.

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