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2019: Messy battle between facts and fake news

Chief Audu Ogbeh’s middle name is Innocent and it was remarkable that he was for long, revered for a kind of innocence that could not be seen in the everyday politician. However, his latter day innocence is now the subject of political interrogation.

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The political value of a Nigerian life

The dangers inherent in journalism are brutally being conveyed to the whole world by the unfolding developments around the disappearance of the missing Saudi journalist, Jammal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was reportedly dismembered in his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month. He was killed on account of his sensitive commentaries that apparently did not put the Saudi government in good light.

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Hyenas in our midst  

By Emmanuel Aziken Devotees of wild life television programmes know very well the hatred lions have for hyenas and jackals. It is that deep-seated mutual animosity that First Lady Aisha Buhari and Senator Shehu Sani drew on to illustrate the seemingly bestial inclination of the Nigerian political class. Hyenas and jackals move in packs and
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