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Columns

Elections 2015: Of Cats and Kites, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Governors Sule Lamido and Muazu Babangida Aliyu have failed to bell the Jonathan cat. It turned out that they are lily-livered, chicken, cowards and without balls. In March last year, Governor Aliyu had presented himself as the leader of the Northern Governors who had in his possession a signed commitment…
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Pervasive Godfathers and Absent Godmothers, By Toyosi Akerele

“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeline Albright, Former US Secretary of State in her Keynote speech at the Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006 I have enjoyed many privileges of speaking to and engaging Women of various…
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Guest Columns

Whither Nation or Country? By Najim Animashaun

I find the Swiss a remarkable people. More so now, in the wake of the Scottish referendum and the end of Nigeria’s National Confab (a Constitutional Conference). They have seemingly engineered a unified yet very Swiss country out of a diverse gaggle of squabbling German, French, Italian and Romansh speakers,…
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Guest Columns

Davis, Soyinka and the Boko Haram “Sponsors”, By Ikeogu Oke

If anyone said to my hearing that a US President – say Ronald Reagan – was a Soviet spy during the Cold War, I would react incredulously and dismiss the statement outright. So would I if told, with the speaker expecting me to agree, that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, after declaring…
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As Suntai saunters into Jalingo… By Jaafar Jaafar

It was about 7:40pm in late October, 2012 when Pilot Danbaba Danfulani Suntai maneuvered the landing gear of his aircraft, a Cessna 208, for the final descent. It was already dark, and the most visible illumination around Namtari village, located on the outskirt of Yola, was the NNPC depot. Pilot Suntai mistook…
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