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  • No Duty Too High To Save Hameed Ali

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    In the last two years since Hameed Ali was appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, I do not recall ever seeing him in uniform. But since the retired army colonel is not harming himself or any third party by not wearing uniform, I have gradually reconciled myself to seeing him in civilian dress….

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  • Coming After Abike Dabiri With A Sledgehammer

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally came out of the woodwork. And it did so with a sledgehammer aimed at President Muhammudu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who, besides addressing occasional press conferences and taking pictures, has yet to do much else, lounged at Dabiri after she made…

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  • That Rescue Mission By Dogara’s Wife

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    It should have been a wrap, recession or not. I was nearing the end of a ThisDay print copy on Monday when the advert struck me. It was an announcement that the wife of the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara, would be having a two-day retreat with the wives of…

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  • Modu Sheriff Not PDP’s Worst Demon

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    The Peoples Democratic Party is dying of numerous self-inflicted wounds and may not recover for as long as it thinks that Ali Modu Sheriff is its deadliest poison. From the headlines, you would think that Modu Sheriff is the beginning and the end of the problems of the PDP; that once you feed him to…

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  • What Does Obasanjo Know About Buhari?

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    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will officially be 80 in March and there are many who think he is hyperactive for his age. He is probably one of the busiest former presidents with a schedule that combines half a dozen foreign travels each month with countless domestic trips filled with meetings, speeches and plenty of mischief…

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  • Insanity Is Closing The Airport For 6 Weeks

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    They say there’s no going back on the decision to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for six weeks, starting March 8. That’s what Minister of State, Ministry of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said and Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi has repeated it as well. They have made it clear that even if chariots from…

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  • Never Again To The Bomb That Missed Our Backyard

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    In a week when Africa riveted on former President Yahya Jammeh’s tantrums, an event that could have shaken the continent to its core slipped below the radar. Or maybe we didn’t think it was sufficiently important. It emerged early in the week that the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, had knowingly concealed information about a…

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  • A Memory Of America On Obama’s Last Day

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    The unusual thing about the United States of America (USA) is that everything is unusual. If there was still a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump, who takes office today as the 45th president settles the matter. Everything about Trump is dangerously unusual. He slayed his party, appealed to the worst instincts of voters,…

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  • Life After Jim Obaze

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    Last week could have been named the Jim Obaze week. It was, really. How a relatively obscure public servant was thrust on the headlines with shards of his alleged misdemeanour strewn across the pages and powerful forces calling for his head is not the kind of drama seen often. Well, they finally hanged him by…

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  • Obasanjo Vs Awujale: A Delayed Showdown

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    The book is nearly seven years in print but I didn’t get a hold of it until sometime last year. Someone very close, whom I had told I wanted to interview Kabiyesi Oba Sikiru Adetona, had sent a copy over to me in Abuja. He advised me to read the book before the interview. I…

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