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Sanusi: Where Are the Akalamagbo Birds, the Bullet-biters?, By Festus Adedayo

The last Monday sack of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, erstwhile emir of Kano, by the Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje, sent shock waves round the whole of Nigeria and I dare say, to every nook of the world where Nigeria in an issue. Although many Nigerians wear anti-shock and anti-depressant shields…
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HH Muhammadu Sanusi II: The Consequences Of Betrayal And Hypocrisy, By Murtadha Gusau

Dear brothers and sisters, the motives for betrayal could be any of the Satanic emotions he injects into people's hearts, sickening their souls such as jealousy, envy, hatred, greed, ego, and passion to power and control. Like all forms of sins, people betray when they choose Satan's points of views…
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Björn Beckman, 1938-2019: A Life of Struggle and Friendship, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Professor Björn Beckman was important to us because of his deep commitment to African development. He immersed himself in the successive radical struggles of the 1980s and 1990s and beyond. He was a central pillar in the coterie of comrades who defined pathways for resistance to imperialism, neo-colonial and national…
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Thirty-nine Years After, Awujale Moment For Sanusi, By Azu Ishiekwene

Although the Awujale’s account was from events that occurred nearly four decades ago, the story of this independent-minded and forthright traditional ruler could well have been speaking of the current predicament of Sanusi. Change a few names, dates and places and the substance would be almost exactly as it has…
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Amala and the Coronavirus Patient: Matters Arising, By Reuben Abati 

Of all the updates that have been given so far by the Lagos State authorities on the government’s efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, and ensure proper care for the reported index case, and other possible cases (there is a second case now), the most intriguing update for me…
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The Global Oil Market Sneezes and We Break Out In A Fever, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...we must remember that we remain this vulnerable to what is now a primordial threat to our economy, only because of our failure to implement policies that improve its resilience. “Every man for himself, and may the Devil take the hindmost!” That looks like the calling card Russia dropped at…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Pius Adesanmi: A Lasting Legacy Of Civic Engagement and Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Upon weeks of reflection, I agree that your work was done, You would not have imagined the impact you made in people's lives. You were mourned like a true statesman, a patriot and a hero. The world's best news outlets and newspapers touted your scholarship. Indeed, it is better to…
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Osun: Excavating the Ruins of the ‘Oranminran’ Years, By Festus Adedayo

A major and consequential event took place last week in the quiet state of Osun which students of politics, power and government should take more than passing interest in. The State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, last Monday assented the recommendations of a panel set up to review some of the policies…
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