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Sinister Senate

AFTER 65 days, during which all that Nigerians knew about their President were speculations, the Senate last Wednesday moved a motion asking the President to comply with Section 145 of the Constitution. Today marks the 71st day of the President’s absence. He reportedly receives medical attention in Saudi Arabia.

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Our Great Nation

SOMETHING is mysterious about the sort of greatness our rulers want for Nigeria. What is certain is that their celebrated expertise in creating concentric circles of conspiracies to control the country has resulted in constitutional infractions too obvious to be ignored.

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Helping Haiti, Hurting Jos

HAITI is getting global attention for reasons other than the more known issues of poverty and poor governance in the tiny Caribbean island the world regales in neglecting its challenges. Some of these challenges are historical, like cruel French colonialists that entrenched the poverty of the island in the ways they skewed the economy.

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Whose Confutionists?

IF everything fails, blame the confusionists. This appears to be the Federal Government’s latest tactics in trying to rescue what it can of the sinking image of the government. It is too obvious that there is something wrong with the way it is running; more like not running.

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Ali Rates FG Failure

AHMADU Ali, has been many things – former Chairman of the PDP, former Director General, South South Health Delivery Services, former Senator, former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, former Commissioner for Education, a retired Colonel of the Nigerian Army, and a medical doctor trained at the University of Ibadan.

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OBJ Swears Again

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo likes to call God’s name with seemingly frightening irreverence. He is calling down curses on himself in a matter Nigerians thought was well known – that Obasanjo personally insisted Umaru Musa Yar’Adua would succeed him as Nigeria’s President.

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When President Returns

THERE is no shortage of suggestions about the problems with Nigeria, and even Nigerians. One major ingredient that has been lacking in the Nigerian situation is leadership – the type that would provide purposeful direction for Nigerians. A shortage of such leadership exists where it matters most, the presidency. When the President returns, he would
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Not Just Jos

IT is defeatist to look at riots as if they were indigenous to Jos, the Plateau State capital, which has had an unfair share of them. Riots, unrests, and variants of them, have become common Nigerian ways of expressing their anger at a federation that does not work.

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Is everyone a robber?

THE police can go to ridiculous ends to cover its poor investigation skills. Sometimes it intimidates suspects in order to extort money from them. A case in point, obviously one of the many that managed to get to public attention, is that of Iyabo Ojo, a pregnant woman who the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in
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Jiffy Justice

THINGS are getting better, depending on who you are, and what you are looking at. In the past few months you would have noticed that justice is available speedily, actually in a jiffy, for a select few, who approach the court with cases that serve special interests.

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