2023 Presidency: Seyi Makinde Most Qualified Among His Peers

With clear signs that the southern part of Nigeria once again has the opportunity of leading Nigeria into greatness, it is time to look inwards as we prepare for this very important role in the history of our country.What kind of leader does Nigeria need now having come out of rulership of so called strong men without the prerequisite knowledge of rulership?It is not far fetched to say Nigeria is no longer looking for those kind of men. We no longer want Bulls without brains who only go into the…

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Why PDP Must Zone Presidency to South – Dare Adeleke

Nigeria has never been on a precipice as we are at this moment.Our nation groans and bleeds begging for deliverance from the eight years of torturous survival meted on it by APC’s abuse of power and flagrant disregard for the people it was elected to serve. We have never had it so bad, companies are packing up production and moving to saner climes, citizens are groaning as they are being flogged to near death by APC’s tattered but merciless broom, unemployment has peaked, reaching as high 35% in 2021.The International…

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OPL 245: What the Italian court said about Adoke

OPINION By Femi Oboro In view of the serial and unrelenting misrepresentation of facts and mischief orchestrated by forgers, pathological liars and pseudo anti-corruption activists in partnership with an online publication globally notorious for its culture of blackmail and extortion, it is important to set the record straight on the pronouncements of the Court of Milan, Republic of Italy, in the OPL 245 trial. The court discharged and acquitted all defendants of criminal charges on 17 March 2021. Of particular interest to me is the extent of involvement of my…

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Why Vladimir Putin Has Already Lost this War – By Yuval Noah Harari

Less than a week into the war, it seems increasingly likely that Vladimir Putin is heading towards a historic defeat. He may win all the battles but still lose the war.Putin’s dream of rebuilding the Russian empire has always rested on the lie that Ukraine isn’t a real nation, that Ukrainians aren’t a real people, and that the inhabitants of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv yearn for Moscow’s rule.That’s a complete lie – Ukraine is a nation with more than a thousand years of history, and Kyiv was already a major…

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Royal Wedding, Patriarchal Authoritarianism and Malice – By Omeiza Ajayi

Patriarchal Authoritarianism? The Rule of the Phallus? Phallocentrism? Phallogocentrism? Any of these would suffice as a title for this piece. When in-laws are looking for favours from a woman, they call her “our wife”. When they want to tackle her, they ask her to go to her father’s people. When her people want favours from her, they call her “our daughter”, “our sister”, “our mother”. But when they want to deal with her maliciously, they ask her to go to her in-laws, that she has no stake in her father’s…

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Super Cop My Foot! -by Ogbeni Olawale Dawodu

His rise was phenomenal.He was getting accolades from all corners, photo ops with the president, standing ovation in the hallowed chambers, awards and recognition on a daily basis. Hobnobbing with the high and mighty. And the crooked. When he held sway, I heard the daily traffic of people to his office was akin to those at visa centers.Everybody wanted to be associated with him. Who nor like better thing?! He lapped it all up, loved the attention and hugged the social media as the new poster boy of the police…

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A Thief is Nothing But a Thief -by Ogbeni Olawale Dawodu

The de-radicalization must start with us calling a thief by his name.For instance, why call Ritualists Yahoo Boys? We started getting it wrong by accepting funny but totally deceitful terms to rename wrong doings and cover up evil deeds.That’s when our societal/moral values started rolling downhill. We accepted abnormal slangs into our national lexicon and use them daily to psychologically douse the grim reality. We jettisoned hard truth as it may hurt the feelings of the perpetrators because of affiliation and other xyz reasons. We now use euphemisms subtly to…

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2023: The Anyim Presidency and Prospects for Nigeria’s Healing

by Tony Icheku Ahead 2023 Presidential election, aspirants are popping up from North, South, East and West, a normal for such very significant national election but when the going gets rough, the tough will get going. It is not out of place to predict that close to the election, all eyes would be on the South-East geo-political zone to produce candidates that would fly the flags of the major political parties for 2023 election. This prediction is premised on equity, fair play, justice, and principles of zoning and rotation of…

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Uniform For Journalists -by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu (Boroja)

There is this friend of mine, a very evil wag named Vitone, who keeps stressing that journalists must be made to wear uniforms like policemen.My friend argues that the role of journalists as societal watchdogs places them on the same pedestal as the police.He then goes ahead to drop the bombshell that journalists actually collect more bribe than policemen; whence the need for journalists to have the same make of uniform as their colleagues in bribe-taking, that is, the police!Given that I am the poet just moonlighting as journalist, let…

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APC’s Circle of Doom and Bisi Akande’s Day Dream of a Washed Out Politrickcian – By Dare Adeleke

It is totally evil for a political party which has brought untold sufferings to Nigerians to continue to spite the people by throwing mud in their faces. 15 million Nigerians have now realised their tomfoolery in ushering in the Pandora’s Box called APC. Alas the Pandora Box has opened and all sorts of monsters have crawled out to torment and unleash untold sufferings on Nigerians. Indeed, since the APC took over the reins of power in 2015, Nigerians have come to know the real meaning of tyranny, depravation and excruciating…

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