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2019: “One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity” -By Muhammad Ajah

  “Wicked propagandists continue to spread vicious lies about me for political gain, including claiming that I once asked Muslims not to vote for Christians. This must be the height of absurdity. How could I ever say that, when whoever voted for me would be voting for the Christian running with me on the same […]

The decision to pen this article came to me impromptu. I stumbled on a news item on an online medium, The Sun (UK), published February 18, 2018, which flashed a blistering news caption. It boldly read; “Terror, Exchange Programme: ISIS Commanders Sneaking Jihadis Into Nigeria From Syria to Train Them for Possible Attacks on Britain,” […]

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Last week, Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, bared her soul in a poignant interview, the first she has ever granted. Shekau’s mum revealed a secret that lent credence to William Wordsworth’s immortal line: ‘’the child is the father of the man.’’ Falmata said her son was thrust out of hearth and home […]

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One Day in March 217, I had the good fortune of being one of six speakers invited to the University of Ibadan for the Ibadan version of the World Speech Day. There were a few impressive speeches, to be honest. But it was one of those days when ‘the last was not the least’. As […]

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  As the barbarians give credit to savages, the gullible is seduced by the message of the hypocrite. There is always a danger in allowing the mind to become captive to an ordered system. The mind should be left to wander in sanity and explore the curiosities that gave its feet the mission to find […]

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It is a time-honored saying that the interest, ‘subjects take in their leader does not lie in the leader’s physical and intellectual abilities, but, lies rather in what he can add to their lot in life’. Standing as a telling proof to the above assertion is the heartening celebration that recently resonated across our nation’s […]

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Shit is serious business. Shit, a by-product of human metabolism, is a potent element in diagnosing health anomalies. Your shit indicates whether your muscles are strong or not. It tells if your gastrointestinal system is functioning optimally or not. It shows if you are getting enough fiber and other nutrients. It also tells if your […]

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Dear Vanguard Newspaper, you have for a long time given “bigotry” a voice in mainstream media in Nigeria. Your bigotry problem predates the exposure of the “sophisticated moron” comment by your Editorial Board Chairman, Mr. Ochereome Nnanna. Your penchant for promoting ethnic and religious division is not masked; it is in your DNA. Your Editorial […]

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  Trash can be Nigeria’s new oil – Konye Obaji What if Nigeria could turn its trash into electrical energy, clean water, and bricks? If it could, the country would fix its electrical supply problems, create millions of steady jobs, solve its portable water problems, and boost its infrastructure and housing cost problems. This would […]

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An irritating and resentful character of leaders in executive positions in Nigeria is to ridicule and despise Nigerians or politicians in rival political camps. For successor Presidents, their first official action in office is always to vengefully sack appointees of the preceding government. Little attention is paid to commitment and performance in office. The only […]

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