Imo PDP Not Fighting Uzodimma And Supreme Court, Let Law Take Its Full Course

That piece of argument published in the NigeriaLawyer platform by one James Udemba and entitled: “Uzodimma: How Low Can Imo PDP Descend In Fighting The Supreme Court“, was simply an insincere vituperation of a sycophantic bellicose hypocrite. If not for the nature of our work, which necessitates the reading of everything in the media, print, electronic etcetera referring to our great party, that work by that bellicose hypocrite, James Udemba, wasn’t worth reading. It was an exercise in yabis, filled with adjectival invectives poured on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in…

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Ending Police Brutality With Military Brutality: The Definienda Of A Difficult Future In The Making

By Bola A. Akinterinwa Ending police brutality is the cardinal objective of the #EndSARS protesters. They are a group that came into being spontaneously and that comprises youths protesting against the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force. #EndSars began its protests peacefully in 2017 through the medium of tweeter handles. Their main demand was to scrap the SARS and put an end to police brutality and violations of human rights: extra-judicial killings, kidnapping, harassment of the youth, rape, unlawful detention, extortion, torture, etc.…

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For Lauretta Onochie, The Chicken Has Finally Come Home…

Embattled Lauretta Onochie By Sylvester Asoya I feel certain that Lauretta Onochie is too distraught to speak. Like every troubled soul, she must be wondering what actually went wrong. On her part, this season calls for deep thinking and reflection. This unusual presidential aide is currently going through an unprecedented open criticism championed by her kinsmen and women, the Anioma people of Delta State. But Onochie should be worried also about the no-confidence vote against her by many Nigerians across professions, gender and age. This is in addition to other negative…

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An Open Letter To Nigerian Northerners

Dear North, Below are the photographs of nine SARS Officers accused of killing innocent Nigerians. The suspects and the victims are all southerners. The SARS officers are not Muslims. The Media company exposing the story is a southern media company. Today, we have a collective reasonable decision coming from the Southern Youths demanding for justice for the victims of SARS oppressors, demanding adjustments, and reform of the Nigerian Police Force. The beautiful part of it was when the protest erased ethnicity, political and religious differences. The concerned southern governors and…

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Mediocrity Promotion In Nigeria

By Patrick Pato Anadi I first got the idea of how Nigeria is managed in 1990 when I enlisted as a Cadet ASP in Nigeria Police. On resumption all cadets went through certificate screening and verification. All 202 cadets produced university degrees but 95% of the cadets from Northern Nigeria could not produce WAEC School certificates. The Commandant, an AIG from the South, was stunned and threatened to send these cadets home only for him to receive an official query. He was informed that he should concentrate on training the…

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Is General Buhari From Niger Republic As Has Been Rumoured?

By Reno Omokri This article was first published in Omokri’s column, #TheAlternative, in Sunday ThisDay of September 27, 2020. Any follower of Nigeria’s federal budget since May 29, 2015, may be forgiven if they thought that Nigeria, under General Buhari, had performed a Hitler style Anschluss, and had annexed Niger Republic as part of Nigeria, because of Buhari’s huge spending (of Nigeria’s money), to improve infrastructure in Niger Republic. While Seme Border-Badagry express road, the only road currently linking Nigeria to other West African coastal nations, remains in ruins and…

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Nigeria: Sale Of Assets As Dangerous Policy Myopia?

By Chukwuma Soludo I have just read the wide media coverage regarding the recommendations of the National Economic Council (NEC) as well as the Senate on the ways to reboot the economy out of the current recession. Times such as this require all brains at work and all hands-on deck. Consequently, I commend both institutions for their patriotic duty in advising the President. Surely, the proposals are still mere advice or recommendations, and not approval as wrongly reported by some media. Only the President can approve any of those recommendations…

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Buhari Did Not Lie To Trump

By Abimbola Adelakun On Tuesday, at a ministerial performance retreat in Abuja, Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), told an interesting story about his USA counterpart, Donald Trump. Given how taciturn he could be, those rare moments when he tells stories about himself are useful insights into his mind. According to Buhari, he was at the White House, (and he took care to note he was the only African among the least-developed countries that got an invite), at the Oval Office, he said Trump looked into his face and…

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Again, Asset Management Corporation Of Nigeria VIP Debtors

By Yakubu Mohammed I pity this debt collector. At his wit’s end, this debt chaser, Ahmed Lawal Kuru, Managing Director/CEO of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), took his case to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo last year to seek his intervention. The corporation’s debt portfolio was in the region of N5trillion and the debtors were Nigeria’s apparently untouchable very important personalities, VIPs. He needed the support of the presidency to beg, cajole and persuade the shameless debtors who live big on Other People’s Money (OPM). What galled the corporation most was…

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The Order Of Things

By Obadiah Mailafia There was, uhmm, a storm in a teacup the other day. It involved, shall we say, yours sincerely. Life itself, as I’m sure my gentle readers would agree, is a risk. Once in a while you have to wager some big risks. The philosopher Aristotle famously declared that for you to have absolutely no enemies, you have to say nothing, do nothing and be nothing. I chose to say something. And for that, the blood hounds are out for me. I have done the sums. Existential choices…

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