Opinion

The empty life

by TOLA ADENIYI I am not going to talk about heroic figures whose names have continued to resonate in public discourse and in spaces far beyond their places of birth.

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Ikoyigate latest and the conspiracy silence of Wike, Fayose and FFK

Following the EFCC discovery and recovery of about $43 million from a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos state recently, tongues started wagging as to the identity of the owner or owners in view of other discoveries without ownership in Kaduna airport, Legico shopping mall, Balogun market, etc.

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Celebrating a Royal Gem: Bob-Manuel Udokwu

By Rachel Okporu Veterran Nollywood actor, director, producer and politician Bob-Manuel Udokwu is a year older today. He is a native of Idemmili North local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. Who prides himself as having come from the same town as the literary legend Chinua Achebe.

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LAGOS @50

    No doubt, that the whole city is agog and every single person can attest that Lagos is in a joyous, celebratory mood of its landmark anniversary. As a home for all and sundry, the golden jubilee anniversary of Lagos is pertinent to all.

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History, not Ekpu’s verdict, will be kind to Aregbesola

I have been reading Ray Ekpu’s column since the 1970s when he was at the Daily Times and I literarily went with him as his journalism career coursed through National Concord before berthing at Newswatch. I was embittered when the Newswatch dream died and became happy again when he started writing for The Guardian.

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Tinubu: A political colossus continues his dancing steps

Idowu Ajanaku “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” —John Quincy Adams Questions have always been asked, over the centuries, about the secret ingredients that make up the pot pourri of political leadership, especially with regard to those who dictate the affairs of men and materials. While William ...

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Justice for all in the land of the virtuous

The peace and serenity of Sabo, a section of this ancient city of Ile Ife was shattered when violence erupted among some hoodlums, leading regrettably to loss of lives and destruction of property. May the souls of the departed find eternal repose and may the peace of the Almighty God reign supreme in Osun and in our nation.

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BLESSING AKINSEHINWA: ON THE SHORES OF DEATH

2011. Blood filled the arena. The butchers were engrossed in their cuttings. ‘Gba! Gbo! Gba! Gbo! Machetes shattered bones. ‘Cut ahm like dis…..no, no, no….this one too small nau’ ‘If you no cut ahm well, I no go buy ahm’ ‘As you see this one so, na 1 kg madam, I swear I no dey lie you’ ‘Customer, customer, how ...

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What will be Buhari’s legacy?

Despite his many flaws, the Aremu of Ota, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo left worthy legacies. If we can look beyond his self righteous hypocrisy, his overbearing sense of infallibility and over bloated feeling of self importance, his small minded vindictiveness and domineering attitude, Obasanjo left some marks of good governance. To his credit, he built structures and institutions, (some which he ...

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Kudos to INEC for suspending indicted staffs in Diezani Allison Madueke N23b 2015 General Election bribe

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) commends and congratulates the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for suspending its staffs who were indicted by the EFCC investigative panel report for their role in the former petroleum minister Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke bribe of N23 billion to compromise the 2015 general elections. Once again, the Dr. Mahmud Yakubu led ...

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