• The Cancer Is Spreading

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    As a reminder, our issue with this Senate leadership is the fact that it came to office using fraudulent Senate Rules, and only 47 out of 109 Senators were in attendance on June 9 2015 when the so-called election of Senate leaders took place. The ruling APC which has a majority did not produce the…

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  • The Politicisation And Destruction Of The Foreign Service

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) began as a Department in the office of the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, in 1957 with the name: Department of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations. It was to handle all aspects of Nigeria’s bilateral and multilateral relations with the outside world, and to successfully do it, only…

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  • The South African Attacks In Perspective

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    The post-Apartheid South African constitution is perhaps the most liberal constitution in the whole world. It reflects the vision of the victorious African National Congress (ANC) to create a rainbow nation where men and women of every colour and creed live in peace, harmony and freedom in an inclusive nation. To further confine the anger…

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  • The Implications Of Morocco’s Membership Of ECOWAS

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    During the visit of King Mohammed VI of Morocco to Nigeria in December 2016, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration on fertilizer to boost agriculture in Nigeria. The phosphate Morocco is using is from Western Sahara territory.  It may be worthy of note that the legal department of the United…

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  • Political Permutations Towards 2019 (3)

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    As earlier mentioned in the first part of this article, the Southwest Yoruba is the most cohesive part of the country. The relationship between the Yoruba and the north has been on-going for centuries. In Kano, Zaria and other cities of the north, there are Yoruba communities that had existed for over two hundred years…

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  • The Political Permutations Towards 2019 (II)

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    For the first time since independence, the Igbo of the south east voted themselves out of the centre. Regardless of which party they followed, they always find a way of aligning to the centre – the NCNC/NPC coalition in the first republic and the NPN/NPP accord of the second republic. Being himself partly Igbo, President…

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  • 41 Years After Gen. Murtala

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    General Murtala Ramat Mohammed was the nearest we ever had as revolutionary leader in Nigeria. He is to date, the only real national hero we have ever had too. In his two hundred days as Head of State, General Murtala galvanized and mobilized the nation like no other leader Nigeria woke up from its slumber…

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  • From Bipolar To Unipolar And Now Tripolar World

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    After the Second World War, the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) emerged as the two superpowers in the world. From the Red and White Kingdoms of the Nile Civilization, there have always been two superpowers in the world. One would be politically/ideologically powerful while the other would…

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  • AU: The Decline Of Nigeria And The Eclipse Of Africa

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    Perhaps no other issue has shown the glaring decline of Nigeria’s foreign policy and reduced international prestige than the just concluded African Union (AU) elections, this week in Addis Ababa. Nigeria was occupying the AU Political Affairs Commissionership during the administration of Dr. Nkosazana Zuma, Ambassador Dr. Aisha Abdullahi was the Commissioner, who won the…

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  • The Contemporary Nigerian Politician

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    One of the major requirements of the contemporary Nigerian politician is to have money. After all, Saddam Hussein once said that if one cannot be corrupted with money, one can be corrupted with too much money. In other words, everyone is assumed to have a price, and if the price is right he or she…

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