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DIG Lakanu: Farewell To A Supercop, By Dele Agekameh

By many quantitative metrics, Lakanu has proved himself the quintessential crime fighter. By qualitative metrics, he is no less impressive. Arguably one of Nigeria’s most efficient and celebrated police bosses, he flaunts the track record of an impressive leader. Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. They do not think…
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The Farce of a Presidential Tribunal, By Dele Agekameh

From the frivolous contest of the president’s certificate by Atiku’s lawyers to the absurd argument over Atiku’s nationality by the president’s lawyers, the tribunal was an exercise in futility, made worse by INEC’s slap on the face of Nigerians about the server. In all of this, the country and its…
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The Fear of ‘Black’ Foreigners, By Dele Agekameh

Rather than its policy of demonising African immigrants, the South African government can reassure its people through relevant legislation, identifiable progressive policy and by simply doing the job it was elected to do. In his Unpopular Essays, first published in 1950, Bertrand Russell says: “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and…
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The Courts Must Nullify President Buhari’s Election On Grounds of Perjury, By Femi Aribisala

In filing his Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) papers for the 2019 presidential election, President Buhari lied under oath. He committed outright perjury. Under the law in Nigeria, this renders him ineligible to contest the presidency. Therefore, his declaration by INEC as duly elected president of Nigeria must be nullified…
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Nigeria: Where Cows Are More Important Than Human Beings, By Femi Aribisala

Our heroes are murderers and charlatans. We hail those who don’t care a hoot whether we live or die. In the Bible, Jesus cast a legion of demons out of a demon-possessed man. However, he cast the demons into 2,000 pigs nearby. Immediately, the pigs ran over a cliff, fell…
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