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Executive Order Number Six And The End Of Democracy -By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

It is no longer news that President Mohammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order Number Six, an administrative instrument in his war against corruption in the country. The executive order in effect places some alleged corrupt Nigerians under watch, denies them access to their doubtful wealth and bars them from travelling out of the country. […]

As a young girl in secondary school, I caught a glimpse of a book with one of my teachers and the title made an impression, though I never had an opportunity to read it as I was in a boarding school where access to non-academic Literatures was a bit of a challenge. I cannot recall […]

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The web site has a bold inscription on its page “Start Planning” with a sub title: “Prayer Day Zambia”. This site lists October 18 as a national public holiday in the Republic of Zambia. The page goes on to provide a justification for this National Day of Prayer and Fasting: “Zambia is a much more […]

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Serving an all-Powerful GOD for genuine Christians, yet failing, or facing challenges, or disappointments, or grief, or sorrows, is often a junction of decisions. One of the advantages of true Christianity is divine guidance. However, everything can fall apart, no matter how much persistence, or all the right things done to not make things fail. […]

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Much of the nation heaved a sigh of relieve on 7th October with the announcement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The peaceful conduct of the exercise, and the harmony and congeniality among the contestants, who accepted the results gracefully, gladdened a lot of well-meaning Nigerians, […]

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The dust is yet to settle on Peter Obi’s vice presidential nomination under PDP’s political platform. Amidst the frenzy and divided sentiments, there are didactic lessons to be learnt by genuine revolutionaries of the Biafran divide, from the outcry surrounding the sudden, pretentious deification of a denizen of Igbo extraction ahead of 2019. The disputation […]

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The adage of my nativity is President Muhammadu Buhari/APC Kalmar: “behind the door’s closest can’t save the murderer”. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidency has murdered democracy; adopted rule of the thumb, aborted her own electoral premises, dramatizes unremitting failure, as much as introduced primitive nepotism and archaic bigotry. Shockingly, how President Buhari […]

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About this period, four years ago to be precise I had gone to visit a notable politician and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party. Politics was very much in the air then as is the case now, and my host was neck-deep in it all. He was a major grassroots politician and a man […]

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The Ekiti error has now been corrected. The lord of the manor would soon return to the farm and the king of the jungle would return to where he belongs – the jungle. With the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the governor of Ekiti state, the stage seems set for the restoration of values […]

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In the masterpiece, satiric comedy, The Trials of Brother Jero, Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, captured religious hypocrisy in the form of a con, or fraud, named Brother Jero, who preaches to his followers on Bar Beach in Lagos. Brother Jero was an energetic rascal that mastered the art of manipulating his followers in an […]

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