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It’s nepotistic to build naval base in Kano when Bayelsa, others have none –Edwin Clark

It’s nepotistic to build naval base in Kano when Bayelsa, others have none –Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has lambasted the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, over the Federal Government’s plan to establish a naval base in Kano State. In an open letter addressed to Zubairu on Monday, Clark decried the approval of a naval base in Kano, saying the move...

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Enugu’s rallies of distraction

Enugu’s rallies of distraction

By Ozo Ginger Ibeneme II On the 7th August 2021, a huge crowd gathered at Awgu for a political rally tagged Ifemelumma Enugu West Unity Rally. Before now, there had been several other rallies like Odinma Nsukka and Oganiru Enugu East. These rallies have some things in common and are targeted at same purpose: a...

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Nigeria heading for disaster, Afenifere warns

Nigeria heading for disaster, Afenifere warns

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, yesterday, expressed worry over the state of the country, warning that Nigeria is at the brink of an avoidable catastrophe that requires urgent actions. This came on a day the Yoruba One Voice, YOV, weekend, urged Yoruba people all over the world not to relent in the campaign for self-determination...

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T.B. JOSHUA: A PROPHET LIKE NO OTHER

T.B. JOSHUA: A PROPHET LIKE NO OTHER

The history of religion is full of upstarts who started out making dubious claims of divine revelation but ended up shaping history in profound ways. The late Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was one. I have severely criticised him in the past for some of his practices, and I...

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Very suspect: Why Lai Mohammed’s grammar is not wrong

Very suspect: Why Lai Mohammed’s grammar is not wrong

As part of his defence of the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a couple of days ago said the social media giant’s mission in Nigeria was very, very suspect. The statement has generated some heat, not in terms of the message it is meant to...

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DID BUHARI MISCALCULATE?

DID BUHARI MISCALCULATE?

When Muhammadu Buhari led his Congress for Progressive Change to merge with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress in preparation for the 2015 election, critics saw it as purely opportunistic. One particularly scorching critic wrote then that Buhari is a single-minded person who would use anyone to attain his purpose. Buhari’s apparent inability...

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I DIDN’T IMAGINE BUHARI WOULD BE THIS BAD

I DIDN’T IMAGINE BUHARI WOULD BE THIS BAD

Among all Nigerian civilian presidents and military heads of state, there is something incomprehensible and inexplicable about the current President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Other presidents seemed to be doing something about turning Nigeria around or solving some specific problems. Most of them might not have got the results the masses expected, but one...

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Catholic Church should dismiss Mbaka, he’s author of confusion –Omokri

Catholic Church should dismiss Mbaka, he’s author of confusion –Omokri

An ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has asked the Catholic Church to “defrock” the Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, over his confusing statements and endorsements. We had earlier reported that Mbaka blessed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for championing the...

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Who would have imagined times like this in Nigeria?

Who would have imagined times like this in Nigeria?

“Every nation has a period of its own challenges. When Americans were challenged, they turned to one great man, their ex-military General Eisenhower…when the French were challenged, they turned to their General Charles de Gaulle. When Britain was challenged, they turned to their great General Winston Churchill. Today, Nigeria is challenged. Economically challenged. Physically challenged....

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Why Nigeria is dying

Why Nigeria is dying

When a nation finally reaches the point that its primary aim is to preserve the status quo, it is approaching old age. When it reaches the point where it is unwilling to sacrifice part of its status quo, it is going beyond being old, it is dying. That is the state Nigeria has reached now....