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2019: The Illusion of Oby and Other Rookies, By Louis Odion

Given the referenced institutional barrier, one therefore shares the view that it would perhaps have been more prudent if folks like Oby had chosen to fish in little political rivers with better prospects of victory, rather than spreading their scant net too thin in the vast ocean without much hope.…
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Wike and the Misadventure of Prince Charles, By Louis Odion

Mindful of the facts of history - whether recent or ancient, the observation by activist Wike would seem even too charitable. On the contrary, the institution that Prince Charles represents certainly still has a lot of explanation to make to the swamp-dwellers of the Niger Delta. The debt owed by…
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Of ‘Oko-croach’ and the Incest In Imo, By Louis Odion

While pursuing his feudal aspiration in Imo, Rochas Okorocha would appear to be reading Igbo history books upside down. Several decades after warrant chiefs appointed by the imperialists failed in Igbo land, how pathetic that the Imo governor still thought he could brandish an expired talisman and get a different…
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Anenih: A Trough of Bitter-Sweet Memories, By Louis Odion

...a man of uncommon passions, extreme worship among disciples and fierce hostility in adversaries. In what could only have spoken to a hangover from his professsional creed as policeman, he never seemed able to tolerate neutrality: you were either an ally or an enemy. To him, loyalty must include a…
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Yusuf: The Insolent Child of Impunity, By Louis Odion

...only sheer impunity and contempt for everyone, except PMB, could have led Yusuf to word his reply to the minister in the insolent manner he did. Intoxicated by transient power, the little wayfarer from Katsina seems incapable of realising yet that such indiscretion invariably does incalculable damage to PMB, his…
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APC: Facing the Stark Reality of the Atiku Challenge, By Louis Odion

...APC will have to really dig deep into its creative reserve for a coherent message to counter the Atiku’s gospel of restructuring, which undeniably resonates well with the largely progressive values of the zone, beyond the ready excuse that having a Yorubaman as Buhari’s runningmate is an assurance of the…
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