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I Pity Tinubu; I Truly Do -By SKC Ogbonnia

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu means different things to different people. But if dynamic opposition is the life-wire of a democracy, it is very fitting then to name him the saviour of Nigeria’s current democratic journey. Tinubu, more than any other Nigerian, nurtured and sustained the opposition movement that removed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

  Nigerians and the global community are unsettled with the compromising silence of President Muhammasu Buhari and the Nigerian traditional media over the repatriation of $73.3, which forms part of the Malabu oil deal. This is mainly one of the reasons President Buhari’s circuit show of anti-graft gambit has been overwhelmingly submerged in total commendation. […]

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  In the famous words of George W. Bush: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Between 2010 and 2011, when I worked as an aide to […]

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  Social inclusion has continued to remain topical in Nigeria from one era to another. Authors with good historic memories have referred to lack of social inclusion as the major endemic that caused the first ever coup d’état in Nigeria. If this is true, could it be the same reason for the second coup and […]

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  HELPING OUR GOVERNMENT TO DO THE THINKING ON INCREASING OUR ELECTRICITY GENERATION CAPACITY AS A NATION; A MODEL TO GENERATE A MINIMUM OF 3,000MW AS ADDITION While many people write post to discuss our problems as a nation, some even criticize the government and some other lay curses on our dear country Nigeria. I […]

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Nerve-cracking and heart-rending internal insurrections around Nigeria have pepped up anxieties, pains and sorrows. It has intensified tensions, fear and a frightening feeling of insecurity among the citizenry. Nigeria had lived with this sickening bug and internal servitude for years. President Muhammadu Buhari was not just worried about this ugly trend, as a passive participant […]

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  The author of “Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English,” Farouk Kperogi apparently overrates himself. He can lecture us on how not to abuse the English language with interference from our mother tongues. It is however wise that he draws the line at some point by not posing as a pseudo […]

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After the unceremonious exit of colonialists from Africa, the continent was hopeful for a prosperous future, one that was less oppressive and led by people of similar ancestral ties. So, whether it was in Lagos, Accra or Nairobi, the shared belief was that Africa, governed by Africans, will ensure the restoration of the dignity the […]

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The phrase “holier than thou” has successfully created a niche for itself in Nigeria’s ever competitive lingual exchange market. A “holier than thou” attitude is a form of self-righteousness that is characterized by moral superiority above others. The phrase is complex in the Nigerian context because of the difficulty to know when the phrase is […]

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Well, to avoid self righteousness I use to pray to God to test me with over N30 billion into my account so I can know if I would end up doing braggadocios and yangalicious show, like those rich kids of Instagram or continue to behave myself living the modest life I have chosen. I don’t […]

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