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*”Christus Victor”

For me, Easter Sundays have a singular association, apart from the strictly religious position it holds in Christian belief and faith. It marks another year of the absence of my elder brother, Tunde, who joined the Church Triumphant on the Twelfth day of April, 1998. It was Easter Sunday that year.

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*an extant emergency *uncle henry *sunny badru

Once again, the National Examinations Council has had cause to bemoan the woeful results of its Senior School Certificate Examination results. The deplorable returns have been going on for some years without any sign of a change for the better. It is really an aspect of the general awful development of deterioration in our educational system. The situation in our tertiary institutions is no less appalling.

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comfort to the enemy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has spoken: (a) no more “torture”, and (b) no more “road blocks”. While the first proscribed practice is accepted as barbaric and pronounced as criminal in every civilized country, the second is adopted as normal police action against crime, and established as standard operational procedure, “s.o.p.”, especially in isolating a scene of committed felony.

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The Fabulous One

I call him, “the fabu-lous one”, and he was indeed fittingly named for it. FABIO Lanipekun chose to be himself though he might have been something else – something more acceptable in the evaluation of the public, or in the estimate of some of his friends and acquaintances.

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*a tale of two summits

Among the many profound statements made by Chief Obafemi Awolowo was his comment on the political future of this country, in which he declared that we might never witness the return of democracy for a long time — definitely not in his life time. It was after he had lost his last bid for the presidency of the country in the (in)famous judgment by Chief Justice Fatayi-Williams.

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*what does the Boko haram really want?

The trial of the former Head of State, General Sani Abacha’s Chief Security Officer, Hamza AlMustapha, who was accused of the murder of Kudirat Abiola, eventually came to a decision a few days ago, with the judgment that he be hanged by the neck until dead. Kudirat Abiola was an energetic personality, who rose to support the claim of her husband, Chief MKO Abiola, as having won the presidential elections acclaimed as the fairest and best that Nigeria had ever known.

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*the emerging truth

ASUU strike is like a cycle in the country. There is hardly any year since 1996 that lecturers had not gone on strike. Sometimes, they tagged it warning strike, indefinite, etc. At the moment they have been on strike since December last year and they code named it Indefinite and Total strike.

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