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Deconstructing Buhari’s “tough” last term

By Emmanuel Onwubiko   As a young claretian who just got enlisted into the sacred vows of chastity, obedience and poverty in the claretian missionary sons of Mary of the Catholic Church in Utonkon, Benue State, my first shock came …

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HURIWA to EFCC: Stop harassing Atiku Abubakar and Family:

*Condemns Olisa Agbakaoba’s busy body against Atiku:   A leading pro-democracy and non-governmental organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned the sudden intensified harassment, arrests, detention and the media persecution of family members of the leading …

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LAGOS, AND THE IGBO QUESTION!

By Kenneth Ikonne In Lagos, the polite Igbo conversational descriptive phrase for the Yoruba, which is still used till this day is “NDI ALAA”, or, “NDI NWE ALAA”. It translates simply as “The owners of this land”, that is, the …

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Buharigging:

That’s the new word in the Dictionary. It simply means deploying every apparatus of state – military, police, the secret service and the electoral commission – to manipulate an election. It is a word for an “anything goes” election where …

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AND THE SHOW GOES ON…………

BCEL Darlings, sorry for not having updated you earlier. The just concluded election where I contested for House of Representatives, Afikpo North/South Federal constituency under ANN, with both PDP and APC candidate, was marred by primordial manipulation by the PDP …

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I Gave Up Too Soon; Atiku Is Winning!

By Farooq Kperogi Apparently, I gave up too soon. A clearer picture of the voting pattern has now emerged, and it shows that Atiku is winning handily. In spite of the active state-aided voter suppression in PDP strongholds, murderous violence …

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Mahmood Yakubu: History beckons

  By IKE ABONYI “The way I see it, an umpire must be perfect on the first day of the season and then get better every day” – Nestor Chylak Perhaps only two persons since the history of Nigeria have …

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The Postponed Elections: Our Concerns on Ethnic Stereotyping

This morning, we learnt that Professor Okechukwu Ibranu, INEC National Commissioner was summoned to report to the Department of State Security (DSS) for interrogation.  Others from INEC summoned with him include Chidi Nwafor, the Director of Information and Communication Technology …

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