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*a patent blaspheme

I am not ashamed, not even shy, to proclaim Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. Rather, I am proud to be Christian. Even beyond that, I consider myself fortunate to be one. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He came to this world to redeem sinners, being unmarked by sin himself, by shedding his sacred blood for the propitiation, that is the relief, of the guilt of our misdemeanour. Furthermore, He is for ever ready to extend His ineffable work of salvation to those who believe in His saving grace and put their trust in His abiding love. As one of the hymns of C.F.Alexander (Mrs.) aptly describes Him, He is:

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which one you dey (2)

It would be in keeping with the spirit of the times to join our cheerful voices with the rising chorus of congratulations to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the Minister of Mineral Resources, on her appointment as the President of OPEC. We live at a time when congratulations swamp the advertisement areas of newspapers, which a media animal like us would be the last to complain about.

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which one you dey? – (1)

I am in one of my dull moments again when simple situations that are as clear as daylight fail to emerge from the depths of confusion for me to grasp and comprehend like all others around seem to do. Why can’t I understand what is going on? Just when I think I am on top of the unfolding events, something that leaves me panting turns up again.

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the polity heated

For those who have often found it comfortable to seek cover from serious discourse behind the mantra of, “Don’t heat up the polity”, the time is up! Election time is here, and the criss-crossing of political animals over party lines for the purpose of seeking comfort zones for themselves, has created a friction that is generating a rising heat allover the land.

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*like ebola, like boko haram

Just a week ago, the nation was agog with the news of two breakthroughs, one factual while the other was uncertain even on the face of it. In the first instance,the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the onslaught of the dread Ebola Virus Disease, and only one other news could have been as welcome as that. The nation had also been under the menace of the Boko Haram terrorists who had become a massive thorn in the flesh of our security.

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Thoughts about the season

We have once again just passed through the season when all the insufficiencies of our amenities are paraded for us to throw at the government of the day. For the past decade, or so, it has been the theme song on the occasion of our National Day celebrations as the routine answer in the consideration of how well we have fared as a nation in the preceding years.

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a season of sycophants

Flatterers have abounded down the corridors of history. They lurk in the shadows or dare the glare of public awareness in various forms and shapes. They grovel on the floor as toadies, or crawl on all fours as creeps, or put on the bold face as full-blown lickspittles. Whatever their colour, they are distinguished by one fell purpose:cupidity.

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*It is all out war at last

It was nothing short of war from the beginning, but we seemed reluctant to admit it to ourselves. Boko Haram must been laughing their heads off. They were obviously toying with us while we kept playing games with ourselves, and they joined us. They bombed and killed and committed all manner of mayhem on the people almost at will, until at last a state of emergency was imposed on the three States which had borne the brunt of the onslaught from the enemy. That was what, as far back as February this year, (on the 22nd, to be precise) prompted this page to come out with the comment reproduced hereunder:

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