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Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Like the herdsman anxious to save the flock from danger, Sanusi’s comment was a wake-up call. If, however, like Frederik Willem de Klerk, he becomes the battering ram that deals the fatal blow on his privileged class, he will always find a place in our weary hearts, a much better…
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OUT OF THE BOX: Easter Holiday In the Eastern City On the Hill, By Majeed Dahiru

The beautiful and clean city of Enugu, with its lush green and mountainous vegetation, gently undulating landscape, combined with a record of low crime rate and zero ethno-religious crisis, sets Enugu ahead of other state capitals as the most peaceful and habitable. By Thursday April 13, the hustle and bustle…
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Dogara Vs el-Rufai: A-looter Continua…, By Louis Odion

Rather than flaunting a cheap pay-slip, the least we expected of Dogara was to have dispelled as false, with hard facts and precise figures, the nagging reports that federal lawmakers quietly pocket tens of millions monthly or quarterly under the guise of such opaque headings as aides' wages and constituency…
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Dogara, El-Rufai and Security Vote, By Azu Ishiekwene

The few grown-ups in the National Assembly must feel genuinely embarrassed about what is going on there. Some have expressed concern that the National Assembly might not only be weakened by the harsh portrayal in the press, it might also be exposed to public incitement. Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it…
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OUT OF THE BOX: For Peace In Syria, Assad Must Go, By Majeed Dahiru

For peace and the restoration of Syria, the ruling Assad dynasty must give way. The violent crackdown on the majority of citizens seeking freedom from decades of suppression and totalitarian rule clearly challenges the legitimacy of Assad to continue to rule Syria. Out of desperation, he has used chemical weapons…
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Time for Nigeria To Stand Up for Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria must stand up for Africa by telling Morocco in no uncertain terms that it must abide by the AU constitution which recognises membership by the SADR and Morocco, accepts the peoples’ right to independence, equality of countries and state boundaries. We must defend the collective interests of Africans against…
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The Shame of a Diminished Senate, By Louis Odion

By describing the senators as "childish and irresponsible", Sagay could, in fact, be accused of being too charitable. By harbouring a nest of former governors standing trial for massive theft while in office, failed contractors, certificate who choose to view the red chamber, as presently constituted, as a den of…
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We’re No Spoilers; We Rejoice With Europe, By Owei Lakemfa

Congratulations to our European brothers and sisters whom we in Africa first met as friends, trading partners and missionaries, then as slave traders and colonial masters and now as ‘partners’ in the global arena of inequality. Europeans rolled out the drums last Saturday, March 25 to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary…
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