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How Kaura Change Bauchi’s Political Equation -By Abba Dukawa

Today’s victory is ours; today’s victory speaks to a better and brighter future for us, our children and generations yet unborn. I accept this responsibility with humility and I truly understand it’s meaning, namely: that you expect me to be a servant of the people, and to lead the charge for the restoration of hope over […]

In a pre-election piece, “APC Risks A Crushing Defeat With Oshiomhole As Chairman”, I managed to put into words that the party’s “problem begins with the man’s personality. Oshiomhole, as a party chairman, comes across as a shambolic-cum-egocentric character understandably desperate for attention after leaving office as Edo State governor. In short, the APC has […]

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Never known to be in the habit of turning the proverbial other cheek, it is a big puzzle that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) chose to absorb a sucker punch of volcanic severity on June 12 last week without as much as a grunt. Baba Gana Kingibe had baited him with a charge of complicity in […]

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Janus was the Roman mythological god that had two faces – front and back. One looked backwards into the past, with the other gazing forward into the future. Heaven help you if you lost your way and ran into Janus at a crossroads. He would blight your plight. For, his mien would indicate two directions, […]

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A little over two years ago, a 51-year-old woman was arraigned before a Lagos State magistrate’s court under section 372 of the Nigerian penal code. She reportedly became depressed after being defrauded of about N18.7 million. Unable to go on further, she attempted to end her life. It is quite ironic that she was granted […]

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Dear President Buhari, just in case you have forgotten, the chameleon changes its color to match the earth; the earth does not change colors to match the chameleon. But two weeks ago, you, the earth, changed colors, again, to match the chameleon, corrupt senator Goje. After you tactically back Lawan and “forced” Goje to rescind […]

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Were it for Nigerians that God gave Moses the 10 Commandments, He would surely have added an 11th: “Thou shall not be a hypocrite.” For me, hypocrisy is the worst sin. It’s worse than murder, adultery and robbery combined because committers of these three sins can repent and earn salvation. But it’s not so for […]

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I join in the congratulations of President Muhammadu Buhari for renaming the Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola, who won the 1993 presidential election. By this gesture, we have almost come full circle, Abiola now one step away from being posthumously pronounced President. A few months ago, Buhari honoured him with the nation’s highest civilian award […]

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“It will take the next two months before ministers can come on board. Bringing them in now may disrupt the clean-up going on. So, Nigerians just have to be patient.” This was Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, speaking to Reuters on July 1, 2015 on the hold-up in appointing ministers. He said the president was taking […]

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The much anticipated national celebration of June 12 as democracy day came by as an anti-climax for many. The failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to speak as much as a word to Nigerians on May 29, when he was inaugurated for a second term of four years, the forthcoming re-designated democracy of June 12, was […]

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