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On The Road To Port Harcourt -By Dele Momodu

  Fellow Nigerians, I finally returned to Port Harcourt after over two years of absence. It is strange how time flies and how it changes everything. Port Harcourt had always been one of my favourite cities in our dear beloved country. Once upon a time, Port Harcourt was known and referred to as the garden […]

  Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they imbue in their members. It is because I find their job too risky. I often wonder why any man or woman would voluntarily sign […]

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  Runaway leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, with his loudly threatening separatist agitation over the last two years of the Buhari administration, has been fishing for trouble. And he’s now got loads of it. The way the separatist agenda was being pushed, either Kanu and his IPOB, or Ndigbo, or […]

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  The Federal Government of Nigeria through its learned Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, SAN, via a Motion Ex Parte (i.e. without Notice to the other party) pursuant to Section 2 of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011/Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013 (TPAA), Section 45(1) of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended) and under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction […]

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  There is a saying in Argentina that power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach. You feel dizzy. You get drunk. You lose your balance and you end up hurting yourself and those around you. A practical demonstration of this could be seen on the trails of devastation and ruins in Northeastern Nigeria […]

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  Abimbola Adelakun’s piece, “Like Nnamdi Kanu, like Buhari”, published in The PUNCH last week, strikes one as a cold and rabid harangue against the person of the septuagenarian President Muhammadu Buhari. Abimbola’s pen dripped with contempt. She showed no mercy, no charity in her excoriation of Buhari. It was a direct and unabashed disparagement […]

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Lately, there has been a lot of venom against hate speeches or hate songs. It started after the Vice President, then as Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, delivered a speech at a summit of the National Economic Council held in the Presidential Villa in mid-August 2017. He likened hate songs and speeches to terrorism and […]

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  Oseloka H. Obaze’s emergence as the Peoples’ Democratic People (PDP) flag bearer in Anambra was a surprise. His “shock and awe” landslide victory in the 28 August party primaries was a greater surprise. Those who allege tweaking of the delegate list and other irregularities in process might be guessing. What might have won Obaze […]

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  It would have been okay to dismiss reported happenings around the Buhari Presidency as part of opposition blackmail and negative agenda setting of partisan press but for the publicly manifested interplay of the antics of the gods and demons at the seat of power. Those who have been married for sometime would agree that […]

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  Sometime in 2014 there was a debate over the deployment of armed soldiers by Former President Jonathan in the maintenance of law and order during the general elections. While the debate was ongoing the Court of Appeal held that the deployment of armed troops for the Ekiti governorship election in June 2014 was illegal […]

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