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where our laws are made

There should be a law against any form of physical argument or contention within the walls of the hallowed chambers where the laws of this nation are made. We should no longer tolerate or accommodate such reprehensible behaviour as recently wantonly displayed among citizens who smugly answer to the name of “honourable” people.

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– taking a long view

There is yet former military Head of State, Buhari, still very articulate and purposeful, but at the moment in dire need of a firm political base. Then there are several state governors whose appeal suffers from the limitations of an overwhelmingly parochial spread, and requires more exposure for acceptance on the national scene.

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IBB Is The Cause

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is still the cause. That was the exact word he used in his congratulatory message to the man many of us now delight to honour with title of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. One Prime Ministerial and two Presidential elections had come and gone, in all of which Chief Awolowo contested and lost.

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Desperate times; desperate measures

The activism of a Nigerian university teacher would be strange to his Western counterpart. If today clerics are joining rallies it is what the times demand. Neither Jesus Christ, the Jewish prophets nor the Prophet Mohammed to mention just a few were naturally made for the role history eventually recorded for them. Circumstances led them to it. As they have apparently led some in the media to take on our slumbering, dying and perhaps dead rulers who are determined to bring down the house on us all.

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Death, Otunba Dipo Dina

*Death came swiftly and suddenly to Otunba Dipo Dina, and it must have been a surprise even to him, as the news of his ghastly murder is to many Nigerians. That was the way it happened to Funsho Williams, and we are no wiser as to those who were responsible till this day. That kind of horror would, in fact, summon a long list today. There is no need to mention more names. That would only recall the sorrow of the black catalogue of irreparable loss.

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Herbert Macaulay

*At what point does one arrest the national scene that seems to be moving on the wings of a typhoon, when mayhem has erupted once again in a section of the country not unknown to widespread violence, at a time when the not unusual comprehensive shortage of fuel supply has all but prostrated the country,
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facing the unexpected

Out of the miasma of what must be a trying period in their lives, the AbdulMutallab family hass emerged with impeccable conduct, sitting astride of the situation and calmly riding the storm, Thank heavens; no blood was spilled, no bones broken. We can soon put all this behind us. And we’d better

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