PDP G5 Governors and Heavy silence of Party leaders – By Dare Adeleke

As a foundation member of our great party, my concern about happenings in the PDP, has grown to peak. It is with a very weighty heart that I am forced to write this afternoon. Our great party, the PDP cannot continue like this. We cannot continue to fold our hands and pretend all is well, when in fact some aggravations amongst members have still not been effectively addressed. We cannot pretend that lingering bitterness and disaffection within, may not affect the chances of our presidential flagbearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We…

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Like Yonribo, Like Nigeria! (OPINION) -By Wale Bakare

As the male animals gathered in the cool of the shade, sipping their palmwine and engaging in the kind of talk that can only flow when the belly is filled with wine and the brain is no longer on active duty, Ekun, the Lion suddenly went: “guys, I have a problem. I have been bottling it up for a long time but my wife is a lioness. At the slightest disagreement, she attacks me. My relatives are now even scared to come to our house any more”. All the animals…

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2023 Polls: Social Media, FAKE NEWS Threats Real -by VICTOR BUORO

With political events building up towards the 2023 general elections, efforts by stakeholders, ranging from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Political parties, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and Security agencies to ensure a hitch-free and successful exercise must be commended by all well-meaning Nigerians. Being daily inundated by the challenges the spread of FAKE NEWS and hate speeches on social media poses, the Department of State Services (DSS), has raised an alarm that these issues are certainly the biggest threat to hitch-free and successful general elections in 2023. Though the…

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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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