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For Sale: The Nigeria Police Force, By Dele Agekameh

The government needs to take formal notice of these funds and build a structure around its utilisation that promotes accountability and transparency. The Muhammadu Buhari administration came into power with the promise of a full scale war on corruption at all levels. While many see the fight against corruption as…
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Celebrating a Fine Officer and Gentleman: Senator Tunde Ogbeha at 70, By Dele Agekameh

Indeed, many have praised Ogbeha for his indubitable strength of character, his readiness to stretch himself thin for friends and acquaintances and ability to diffuse any situation with his inimitable oratorical prowess and native intelligence. Last Friday, September 1, 2017, marked the 70th birthday of the quintessential officer, a senator…
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Today’s Nigeria and Awo’s Counsel (1), By Dele Agekameh

In his speech, Chief Obafemi Awolowo posited that the basis for any union among communities, especially amongst diverse national groups such as we have in Nigeria, is utmost mutual trust and understanding. That trust was lost at the infancy of the nation…. On Thursday, July 27, 2017, "Whispering Cannon", an…
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Senators as Jesters, By Dele Agekameh

Whereas, today’s economic indicators call for serious sober reflection and introspection, asking for subsidy for pilgrimage, a religious-cum-spiritual exercise, at a time the government is seriously scouting for lifeline to revive the comatose economy, smacks of shallow thinking by our so-called senators. In defining who a jester is, Wikipedia, the…
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