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Portrait of the tiger Ambode rode (2)

By Yinka Odumakin In 1999, the entire South West was under the control of the Alliance for Democracy, AD. When we were approaching the 2003 elections, I told my boss, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to give me the authority to …

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Dear Chief Tinubu,

By Yinka Odumakin The backpage of your The Nation of Tuesday 12 March where one of your Rottweilers under the FORGED name “Segun Ibirogba” wrote “Odumakin’s anxiety over vanishing feeding-bottles” has un-paused the button on this serial. I have always …

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Saraki and the Tragedy of Victory

By Jude Ndukwe Since the National Assembly elections ended in Kwara on March 9, and the current Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, lost at the polls, those who have lived in mortal fear of one of Nigeria’s finest Senate Presidents …

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Election: Rivers of ‘fake’ Soldiers

By Emmanuel Onwubiko For a long time to come, the last governorship poll in the country will be rated as the worst in terms of organizational poverty and in the area of the roles of the armed security forces in …

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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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