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Exerting the change; Restructure this Feeding Bottle Federalism

This search for our national identity continues 103 years after amalgamation and almost six decades of independence. This torturous search; Searching for Nigeria among Nigerians can be described by the pessimist as passing the camel through the eye of a needle. Why wouldn’t it? Self-inflicting, we continue to deliberately spurn the uncommon wisdom of Einstein, ‘that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results’. The explicit inference there is that achieving the promised change on which the ruling party rode to power, requires a…

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IPOB; Militarization of Impasse Unnecessary

Again the Federal government is at it again, with the “heavy boot approach” in dealing with civilian unrest within the country. The recent spate of violence, maiming, killings and destruction of properties in the South Eastern region of the country has justifiably been traced to the deployment of troops under the operation “Python Dance 2” to deal with the provocations of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group. IPOB, a group with an umbrella motive of uniting certain parts of southern Nigeria in a break away formation of…

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Biafra is not an Institution Registered by the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission

On Biafra and Nigerian military ; There is a word called Secession. It is the act of pulling out from an already existing ‛state’ in order to be a separate,sovereign and independent state. The Igbos are asking for secession, and when that happens they will call their new state BIAFRA. Now there are legally justified procedures to undergo while demanding for secession. But truth be told, until secession is granted to BIAFRA, it remains a criminal offence (IN NIGERIA) to mount Biafran flags, carry out Biafran activities, set up Biafran…

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Public Institutions in Nigeria: An Analogy of Sanyeri

I had walked into a very good pharmacy. They had drugs that were very good and even when you get there, you wouldn’t have a cause to doubt their abilities at providing qualitative service at all. That brings me to reminisce of August. I had a cough that was straining my voice. It wasn’t giving me the peace my throat deserved so for that reason I decided to get a drug owing to persuasion. As I opened it, at the pack’s lid, I saw: “Pray for Nigeria” and was wondering…

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THE BEST WAY TO KILL AN IDEOLOGY IS BY REVEALING IT WEAKNESSES AND ERRORS

THE BIAFRAN QUESTION   The current agitation for the actualization of the Indigenous People of Biafra Republic, an umbrella Movement which was spear headed by Nmamdi Kanu and some Group of like-minded Igbo Youths in the Eastern part of Nigeria can be said to be an ideology after several months of observation and critical analysis of their agitations and some of the interviews Nmamdi Kanu granted Press men and several media outlets across the Country.   In defense of my logical conclusions, let me give a brief definition of ideology…

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ONDO STATE GOVERNMENT: WE WILL PAY ARREARS WHEN RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde on Tuesday reacted to conflicting reports in the social media on the Government’s resolution during the closed door meeting held with the Labour leaders.   Several social media platforms circulated reports that the Ondo State Government promised to pay workers the remaining 20 per cent of the outstanding salary by the August 2017.   Hon. Ifedayo described those reports has baseless and unfounded, adding that the Government promised to only pay the 20 per cent salary arrears when it is financially…

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NOW THAT YOU ARE BACK FROM LONDON, MR PRESIDENT

Now that you’re back, Mr President It’s been a long time since you’re away. In the real sense, it is longer than a maternity leave in some institutions yet you never gave birth to any lest we point to what we lost while you were away. Mr President, while you were away, it was a rough and tough time for your Vice President as he struggled with the National Assembly. Decision making was tough and important decisions were stalled thanks to your absence. Mr President, I need to remind you…

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AKEJU’S CORNER: YORUBA MONARCHICAL SUPREMACY

     Reexamination of Yoruba History becomes necessary and imperative for the generation with less knowledge and much ignorance of the past.    This article was precipitated by the recent statement issued by the respected monarch, OLUGBO of UGBOLAND, Oba Obateru Akinrutan which he claimed that ” I am the leader of all Obas in Yorubaland, I speak with Thunder in my mouth and I make bold to say so. No one is above me in Yorubaland in as much as it has been accepted that we are from Ife….

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DEMOCRACY DAY: WHEN THE GREEN DOESNT SAY “GO”

  Today Nigeria celebrates her democracy. The government of the people, for the people and by the people, in our case it’s government of the few, for the few and by the few. I am not a hardcore patriot to be honest but I cannot stomach the situation of things in this country anymore. If you are expecting a mathematical, economic or scientific analysis of the situation of things in Nigeria from this piece then don’t waste your time. If such analysis exists and can be adopted to develop Nigeria…

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WALE SPEAKS: BABATUNDE

  The word Babatunde is a sign in Yoruba land. It is a mark of an age long belief, passed through oral tradition. It is not like other beliefs, the word Babatunde simply means, “Father is back”. Babatunde is a name, a sign given to a male child. The Yoruba’s believed that it is a gift from the gods, to console the family where an elderly man just died. The tradition is a mysterious one, imposed all over the Yoruba land since the early centuries, and still occurs in some…

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