Opinion

Welcome Back, Our Widely-Travelled President

By Casmir Igbokwe Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, welcome back to Nigeria. It is good you returned two days earlier than scheduled. Good because tongues have started wagging about your long absence from the country. While you were away, some Nigerians remembered that you recently visited Sochi, Russia, for a three-day summit on gas and trade. Between May this year and now, ...

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EDO 2020: As Pastor Ize-Iyamu Returns To APC

By Chris Iyare Embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his team have been convulsing since the news broke out a fortnight ago that Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu is set to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to contest 2020 governorship ticket. Pastor Ize-iyamu was Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, standard-bearer in the last 2016 governorship election ...

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Poverty, Wealth Creation And The Glo Example

By Casmir Igbokwe Jackpot winners wallow in cash. But they may not feel as fulfilled as Chinedu Okoli. This Computer Science student of the Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, is swimming in happiness currently. He just won a tricycle (Keke) in Port Harcourt.  And he intends to use it for business. Through it, he also hopes to help his mum to pay ...

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Sanwo-Olu, Lagos Is Degenerating

By Casmir Igbokwe The robbers were about three in number. They flashed their torchlight inside cars as they moved from one vehicle to the other. It was on a Friday night on Isolo-Cele axis of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. There was heavy traffic. When they got to this particular brand new Rav 4, they saw a woman at the back. They ...

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Nigeria Customs’ Offensive Against Car Dealers

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerians deserve an unreserved apology from the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd). Recently, he used the mouth with which he eats yam and cocoyam to say that 90 per cent of cars in Nigeria were smuggled. This was to justify the action of his men who sealed many car marts in the country in commando style. ...

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Aisha Buhari’s Last Laugh

By Casmir Igbokwe Aso Rock provided Nigerians some comic relief last week. At the centre of the drama was the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari. When we thought her adversaries had cowed her, she sprang surprises and gave them an uppercut. There is a simple lesson here: never underestimate the power of a determined woman. The cabal in Aso ...

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The Vituperations Of Junaid Mohammed

By Goddy Uwazurike Dr Junaid Mohammed, my colleague at the National Conference of Nigeria 2014 and a former follower of the Aminu Kano school of thought, has once again demonstrated why he is referred to as a former follower of Mallam Aminu Kano. The penchant to say anything that will give publicity is well known. The veracity of his story ...

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