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I stand with the girl child

I RECENTLY have been paying apt attention to the unfolding events in the Somalia presidential race, not because the election will influence major foreign policy discussions, one which the United States election is already shaping but because of a particular aspirant whose campaign is redefining the playing field and reinforcing the truism that girl child education is an economic and socio-political imperative.

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If not Obaseki, then who?

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors recently stormed Edo State and ended up complicating matters for their own party by unwittingly giving the impression that they were out to coerce and compel the good people of the state into making Osagie Ize-Iyamu Governor against their will. It was rather pathetic seeing them vainly trying to con the electorate of Edo into buying an unmarketable candidate from an unsellable platform.

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A nut bereft of kernel

TWO things leap disagreeably out of President Muhammadu Buhari’s first-year-in-office anniversary speech of May 29, 2016. In the broadcast’s 2624 words, not once did he mention the words Fulani herdsmen, let alone address the real and present danger they constitute to Nigeria’s continued existence as one political entity.

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President Buhari’s one year in government

Today, May 29, 2016 marks President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office. It has indeed been an all-round exhilarating year, not only for the government but also for the generality of Nigerians. There is nobody in Nigeria today who does not agree that the current challenges that the government face stems from deep seated rot
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Not on the same page

BETWEEN 1979 and 1983, there were 449 members of the House of Representatives. The speaker of the House then was Chief Edwin Ume Ezeoke from Nnewi while his deputy Alhaji Idris Ibrahim was from Minna. The Leader of the House then was Alhaji Yinusa Kaltungo from Tangale-Waja South, a complete gentleman.

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