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The SSS provocateur and Ken Saro-Wiwa

I FORGOT completely that the returning and repulsive month called November, is around the corner again. The agony of a nation descending into a deeper crisis, and the death of Kingsley Baridilo Kpea, the Ogoni-born petroleum engineer and Comrade who died recently in an Indian hospital, are troubling me, to forget the nauseating month November.

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Re: A merchant of lies

I LAUGHED my heart out as I read the above titled piece published by Dr. Okey Ndibe. He writes: “Last week, Mr. Obienyem wrote and distributed a piece titled{sic} ‘Anambra: May God Help Okey Ndibe!’” in response to his piece. In his usual offensive language devoid of civility, he was at the crest of his curve pouring vituperations on the Governor.

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Understanding the NYSC Reform

BESIDES the obvious misrepresentation of facts, the Tribune’s editorial of September 29, 2011 appears ill-motivated and therefore in bad taste. Its tone was unnecessarily harsh; the choice of words incredibly impolite and inappropriate. And it was indeed unprofessional for the editorial writers to substitute cold analysis for name-calling and cheap insults.

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Re: What Is Senator Igbeke afraid of?

AS a teacher and research writer, I strongly believe in superior arguments backed with facts, stripped of emotion and sentiment. I am not used to writing frivolities or doing hatchet jobs for people. Before I write on any issue, be it local, national or international, I always get my facts right to avoid libel, defamation of character and being unprofessional.

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Nigeria:The paradox @ 51

NIGERIANS cherish a society that works. Its successive rulership professes visions that articulate fantastic dreams and hopeless hopes. Every October 1, in particular, in the past three decades has become a ritual for its rulers to want to be associated with what they referred to as the “goals of the founding fathers” but their very despicable conduct betrays the very essence for which Nigeria was founded.

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Recasting Lagos in Parisian elegance

AS we rode from Ikoyi towards Third Mainland Bridge, a friend remarked that this area looks like Washington, DC. Yes, it looks like the area outside of Washington, DC, leading into Crystal City, Virginia. But then, it is all about looks. Nigerians are obsessed with copying Americans and Europeans. Abuja, I was told, was planned to look like Washington, DC. And the Nigerian constitution is modeled after the constitution of the United States of America.

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Why You Should Stay Hungry & Foolish, By Steve Jobs

This is yet the most celebrated speech made by Steve Jobs. It was the 114th Commencement Address to graduating students of Stanford University on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories!

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