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    In Buhari’s Time, Oil Is Finally Found In The North

    We rather rejoice with our country, and align with President Buhari who describes the Kolmani development as important in the economic history of our nation, “as we move closer to production of Oil and Gas in the Upper Benue Trough, specifically, the Kolmani River Oil and Gas Field, straddling Bauchi and Gombe States.”

    It was one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind, for the whole country, as President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, flagged off the Kolmani oil development project in a location that straddles both Bauchi and Gombe States. It was like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, a first for […] More

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    The Letter, The Spirit, And The Letterman

    The Letterman is not a psychoanalysis of the bully complex. It’s a story of Obasanjo’s patriotism and his opportunism, his heroics and his hubris, his courage and his conceitedness.

    If there was a prize for Nigeria’s number one letter writer, journalist-turned-lawyer and one-time minister, Tony Momoh, would appear to be the undisputed champion. The late Momoh performed the difficult task of making sense of General Ibrahim Babangida’s largely messy and convoluted political and economic programmes by writing regular letters to “fellow countrymen”. His extensive […] More

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    Buhari: I feel Freer When I have Nothing

    President Buhari is not poor, he’s just contented. He doesn’t have an Octopus complex that gets you grabbing everything in sight, though he has the opportunity.

    During his recent trip to London for routine medical checkup, President Muhammadu Buhari had time to meet and greet newly crowned King Charles 111 at Buckingham Palace. The President recounted the encounter thus later: “He asked me whether I have a house here. I said ‘no’. Even in Nigeria, the only houses I have are […] More

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    In Love, As in Football, Size Does Not Matter. Here’s Why

    With national pride at stake for some, big money and career for a few, a chance to stake a political claim for others, and yet others with nothing but the ephemeral joy of the moment to lose, Doha is the world’s most valuable, and for the price of $220 billion, perhaps the most expensive one-month distraction.

    It’s a great time to be a football lover. It might not feel exactly so if your country is not one of the 32 taking part in the 22nd edition of the World Cup in Doha, Qatar. But being a fan means managing to love the game without having your dog in the fight. For […] More

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    Enjoy Your Life

    Instead of enjoying the moment we find ourselves in, many just race into the next moment, chasing after what Abraham Maslow described as self-actualisation in his theory of human motivation.

    You may easily dismiss this as an unserious article, but this is one of the most serious conversations I can have with readers. I write to ask those who are working hard in life to reserve time to enjoy themselves instead of watching life pass by. An executive at the company I worked for until […] More

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    The ‘Buhari’ At JAMB

    I have watched the admissions organisation since 2016 when Oloyede was appointed, and I’ve seen things that baffle me, that make me wonder whether they make them like this anymore.

    Whenever I see a paragon, champion of transparency and accountability, I remember Muhammadu Buhari, retired military officer and gentleman, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Whenever I hear that a man has shunned greed, avarice, rapacity, I remember Buhari. Whenever I see anyone pay scant attention to the […] More

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    Will Ghanaian President Survive This Storm?

    In what might end up as one of the most unlikely political tragedies of Africa’s recent history, Akufo-Addo’s legacy is unravelling and it’s unlikely that he might be able to stitch it together again before his tenure expires in two years’ time.

    Not so long ago, he was the poster boy of what looked like an African renaissance. Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo didn’t only know what to say, he also knew when and how. I still remember 2018. Barely one year after Akufo-Addo was inaugurated, he was on the big stage. He was the first African leader to […] More

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    Demolish These Facts If You Can

    President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have had three guiding principles in running the nation since 2015: we will secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption.

    It is very amusing to hear people try to denigrate the achievements of the anti-corruption war under President Muhammadu Buhari. But facts are stubborn things. The more you try to deny or contemn them, the bolder they stare at you in the face. Boldly, even rudely. President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress […] More

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    In Search Of Vaccine For Toxic Marriages

    Even for a country notorious for her lack of regard for data, available statistics have shown that Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a major concern in Nigeria.

    Bad news has almost become a regular feature of Nigeria’s daily narrative and recently, it’s been like a flood of it (pun intended). But the news of the ordeal of two-month-old Miracle Chikwe at the hands of his father in Owerri, Imo State, takes the flood of bad news to the realm of an epidemic. […] More

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    Anywhere But Abuja

    Many Nigerian analysts who claim the travel advice by Western countries was a false alarm or an exaggeration are missing the big picture.

    As foreign missions rushed their citizens out of Abuja on the warning of possible terrorist attacks, Nigerians, who had nowhere to go, could only hope for the best. When the US and UK prepared for the worst, Nigeria went about business as usual in a most disturbing way. Abuja is the capital city, the seat […] More

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