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I am Not a “Politician”

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba Politics is defined as activities associated with governance of a country or area. From etymological enquiry, the word politics derives from the Greek word “politikos”, which means “of, for, or relating to citizens.” Thus, Wikipedia defines …

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As China Begins To Rule The World

For months, details of the meeting between the United States president Richard Nixon and his Chinese counterpart Chairman Mao Zedong were kept top secret. And so was their meeting in Beijing on February 21, 1972. At this secret meeting, it …

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My Hero Gaffed

By Ezenwa Nwagwu It was 1983, in class IV in college, the May/June WASC examination of that year was fraught with unprecedented examination malpractices, the examination papers leaked, unscrupulous teachers and invigilators collaborated with some students who wrote the examinations …

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Which Philosophy Is Dead?

Analytic philosophy may be limited, shortsighted, and seeking to enslave the discipline to the hard sciences. At a recent Google Zeitgeist conference, Stephen Hawking boldly pronounced that “philosophy is dead”. It is dead, he thinks, because philosophy is passé. Hawking …

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Rivers: What Odili Did Not Tell Amaechi (1)

By Ifeanyi Izeze When this piece was first published in November 2008, no serious interpretation was given to the issues raised. But today, five years later, this piece has been fully confirmed as will be shown in Part two of …

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Ombatse Killings: In Search For Justice

By Nicholas Ibekwe Many of the murdered policemen would still be alive today if the police authorities had done basic checks. Since my brother, Christian, was gruesomely killed alongside over 90 other policemen a month ago by Ombatse cultist/ militiamen …

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Baga, and the Challenge of Anti Terrorism Enforcement

By Sagir Musa The palpable insecurity in the Lake Chad Region occasioned by armed banditry, arms trafficking and border intrusion along Nigeria’s border with Chad, Cameroon and Niger necessitated the establishment of a Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in …

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MASSOB and Nigeria’s judicial anarchy

Curiously, the main question that arises from this double standard is why the Federal Government is bent on going ahead with this judicial anarchy of putting peaceful agitators to trial while at the same time negotiating with well armed rebel …

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A Forgiving Nation, a Deceived Nation

I am a citizen of my nation, a nation always eager to forgive. This is a nation that offers forgiveness even when it is not asked. Mine is a deceived nation, sold the counterfeit religion in which it gloats. The …

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