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Colonialists now and then

The terrain looks rather potholed from this distance. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan seems set to travel roughshod on the back of his people, on his way to the realization of his transformation of the nation. The man seems to have broken loose. He says he is not a lion but, whatever he classifies himself to be, it cannot be tame.

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*Showcase of disunity *Not de same category

The proposition of recreating the old Western Nigeria, now split up under several administrative structures, is intriguing. Those who advocate idea are, of course, of Yoruba descent. As it is, only Edo State, cannot claim to be Yoruba, though a section of it is ascribed a Yoruba ancestry which, howbeit, has been strongly contested in recent times.

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*giant in the sun

Pastor Tunde Bakare, for whom I still cherish a lot of fondness despite his recent foolhardy foray into party politics, found some comfort last year when Nigeria was fifty, in the fact that the nation had remained together in the face of all odds. I have often wondered how much profit was in the mere fact that we could indeed be said to have stayed together as one country.

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*giant in the sun

Pastor Tunde Bakare, for whom I still cherish a lot of fondness despite his recent foolhardy foray into party politics, found some comfort last year when Nigeria was fifty, in the fact, that the nation had remained together in the face of all odds. I have often wondered how much profit was in the mere fact that we could indeed be said to have stayed together as one country.

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*our president performs

It was described as the first of briefings by the President, and he handled it as to the manner born. Of course, it was not really his very first performance of that kind; though he has never appeared in the ranks of the reticent, yet President Goodluck Jonathan did not appear too eager to formally address the nation extensively or comprehensively on several pressing issues of the moment.

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