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Time to vote for a new Nigeria (2)

LEADERS that realise that greatness is not property accumulated within the shortest time but the services rendered for the good of others. Since, the British colonialists lowered the Union Jack and freed a land they have ruled for less than a century, the country has never enjoyed credible leadership with good governance.

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Jonathan, Ndigbo and so on…

WITH President Jonathan’s swift annihilation of opponents in the recent PDP presidential primary contest, it is important to review the road we have travelled, in order to have a fairly clear idea of our destination. We must start from the Igbo country, if only because charity should always begin at home.

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Education and mis-placed values

TODAY in Nigeria everybody is aware of the hydra-headed monster called corruption, which is poised to swallow everything that is inherently good in us. We are also cognizant of the congenital link between corruption and the materialistic culture which pervades our current society. Right from the new born baby to the gray-haired granny, we are faced with a generation that places more value on the money in your pocket more than the wisdom in your eyes; a phenomenon which has the definite power to make us self-destruct.

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African rulers, the Gbagbo metaphor

THERE were in the days of old such realities as African empires and kingdoms. In fact, our history teachers of the Seventies had a good time in their classes, regaling us with the derring-do and the bravura of the Ghana, Mali and Songhai empires of yore and their almost always deified monarchs. We tasked our minds imagining the Asantehennes, the Omanhennes, Mansa Kankan Musa, Sundiata and Askia Toure.

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PDP convention: Zuma and Atiku

BEFORE he was elected President of South Africa on April 22, 2009, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma suffered political humiliation and persecution so much so that, four years before he became President, his political career had been written off by many pundits and a greater number of the South African population.

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Niger Delta: Why should they all? (2)

FOR as it was, Umaru Yar’Adua de-cided to go military like his mentor, Obasanjo. And so we didn’t only desire others to pray for us (ora pro nobis), we also wrote that people miss not the obvious: The wealth or monies of the region are in millions of private bank accounts with each running into millions of US dollars, all scattered throughout the whole world.

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