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Gbenga Olawepo: Victim Of Kwara Ignorance (PART 1)

“In the political firmament of Nigeria, there are young Saraki’s, young Azikiwe’s, young Adedoyin’s who are children of established political and financial magnates

A walk through the railway that crossed the popular Ama-Ogbonna junction, otherwise called Over-rail, Aba in Abia State, as if you are heading to the Apostolic, Onitsha and Aguata Streets by Omuma Road or by Cemetery Road axis through the railway, leads to this place

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After 15 years of uninterrupted democracy, it is important on this august occasion of May 29, 2014, to write this special letter on how to rescue our dear nation from the hands of unprepared and clueless leadership

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I WAS in far away Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi State that day; my phones kept ringing like hell. Since we were in the middle of a guided tour of the abandoned multi-million dollars steel company, I switched them to vibration mode

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Good day and compliment of the season to you sons and daughters of Oyo State.
Precisely on the 3rd of February, 1976, thirty-eight years ago, our state, Oyo State was created by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed, the then old western state was divided into Ogun, Ondo and Oyo states respectively

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Without a wave of mental vacillation or careless ambivalence it is tendentiously apt to say that the oppressor of the oppressed in Nigeria is the oppressed. And the curse of the oppressed in the Nigerian case is the oppressed

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When matters become knotty and inexplicable in a society as it is now in Kogi, it is the judiciary that is resorted to for the interpretation of laws and for resolution of conflicts

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2015 election is fast approaching so one is not surprise at the propaganda and pull him down campaign going on against notable politicians. Politics, as we know, is generally assumed to be a dirty game

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I write not to debase, denigrate or rubbish Nigeria, but to expose its procrustean and internecine flaws. Flaws that are bound to progress tragically into generations in the life of the country if proactive, concerted, sensible, conscious and linear steps are not taken to turn them into claws for “clawing in” fairness, transparency, equity, justice and discipline

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My first visit to Oja-Ara was in October 2012, I had just arrived Lagos from a long unsuccessful business up north the night before and I needed a break. I found myself slipping into a slough of despondency and desperately sought to clear my head

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Globalization and modern technology are changing the world. Air waves are now open globally, there is no national boundary and the whole world can now watch a television program simultaneously

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When I first read the news about police preventing the Rivers State Governor, Chubuike Rotimi Amaechi from entering the government house, I take it as one of those falsified news report concocted to mislead the public, but I after some while, the news was verified to be true

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It started like a joke. After the State Governors elected their leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, in a vote of 19 to 16, defeating Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau State to retain his position as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum

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Yesterday, 10th of September, 2013, four of the progressive seven State Governors (Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara) loyal to the Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in Abuja in connection with the crisis currently rocking our party

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The battle of wits in d Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which culminated to the polarization of the Party during its Special Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja may take a new turn going by revelations made to AGOGO NEWS by a source close to the Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus

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I hope you have had enough time to digest the issues I raised in my feature piece “Afrocentricity and the Future of Ghana.” Though I peppered the piece with meandering generalizations, a device I did not purposively deploy, I can only hope that my arguments did achieve its noble objective

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