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Boko Haram: Morning yet on the road to Sudan (2)

That , perhaps, may be carrying our collective eccentricities and mutual fears, too far,too soon. When it is realised that the North does not fit into the strait-jacket description or compartmentalisation of being inhabited solely by Muslims because there is a large oasis of Christians in the ‘Desert of Boko Haram Muslims’, that is the Middle Belters- Benue,Plateau axis, Taraba, Adamawa and the people of Southern Zaria in Kaduna State are Christians.

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Oshiomhole and the irony of charity

Though time worn, the saying that “charity begins at home” is still a relevant standard for measuring the generosity or goodness of a man. Over time, many a man of public acclaim for goodness have failed the test in their responsibility to their own family, kith or kin. Of such a kind it seems Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor of Edo State and erstwhile labour leader agitator typifies.

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On Okonjo Iweala

Having become the president of Nigeria he must be seen as having outgrown the period of political apprenticeship. There is nothing wrong if a person is found to be good and those employing him or her want the person”as long as she is good in all political respects.

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Irene Imilar and the Chinese parable

Truly, politicians are selfish. Perhaps because they have erroneously entertained the none-existing fear that once the down-trodden masses which make up a vast majority of any country’s population is rescued out of the cesspool of ignorance which their poor social status has uncharitably plunged them into, the positions of the former, and those of their upcoming children will be in grave danger.

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If I were Mr. President

I read with disgust the current motion for a single term of six years for both the President and the governors. Mr. President, there are more immediate issues than tenure elongation. The country is groaning under severe maladministration for which we voted you in to effect correction.

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Dousing the Boko Haram menace

President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, this year. By now, one expects that he should have settled down to the serious business of governance. But, rather, the man is still grappling with only just one problem- the challenges of security. Especially that arising from the Boko Haram crisis.

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