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Nigerians

We are our own worst enemy

I cannot stand my people. They are their own worst enemy; they want and yearn for the good things in life, but yet are not prepared to work to get them. They choose their leaders haphazardly and carelessly, ending up with some of the worst people in

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Queen Elizabeth II

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Yesterday would be remembered for long in history even by generations yet unborn, as a historic moment in the 21st century, the day, Elizabeth II, embarked on a journey to the Eternal Realm, after 70 years of reign as Monarch of Great Britain and Read more

Reuben ABATI

Queen Elizabeth II

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Post-colonial relations between former European countries and their former colonies have always been coloured by the memory of colonialism, the heritage of slavery and despite the passage of time, this has remained a continual element between former Read more

Reuben ABATI

So gradually, I moved my position away from extreme ASUU support, and I did not realise how I found myself in fierce ASUU opposition. For clarity, I remain focused on all my positives about ASUU’s demands and ideals. What changed was that I no longer Read more

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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That crazy (and actually dangerous, if we don’t mind the banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism) season is here in Nigeria again, where all governance ceases, the poor, ignorant, unknowingly disenfranchised populace fall prey to the wicked and Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

For the US to be building its largest yet Consulate in Nigeria, and in Lagos, what does that tell Nigerians and the world? Forget about them making money from visa applications and other consular and non-consular matters. Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

It’s going to be a different world when all this palaver with Ukraine is over: ‘Bad Boy’ Russia will be relegated back to its former cold war status, its economy in ruins and Vladimer Putin will become Public Enemy Number One. Ukraine, on the other Read more

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kiev, Ukraine in Feb 2022

Picture by Andrew Parsons - No 10 Downing Street

Putin's war is intended to cause economic damage to the west and to benefit him. And he knows that with every dollar increase in the price of a barrel of oil, he gets billions more in revenues from the sales of oil and gas. Read more

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Elizabeth Truss

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As we meet here in Blackpool, we face a different world from the one we have known over the past decades. Putin’s illegal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has shattered the notion that freedom is free. Read more

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Ben Wallace MP

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That’s why last week I announced that we would be upgrading our aid to include the star streak anti-air missile. But the UK doesn’t just stop there. We are standing by our NATO and European partners. Countries such as Poland, Romania and the Baltic Read more

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From what we have seen and heard so far, it seems most likely that the race for the 2023 Presidential position would end up as the fiercest, most contested, and perhaps the most controversial since Nigeria’s return to civilian rule in 1999. Read more

Reuben ABATI

The dust and the acrimony from the 2015 elections have sufficiently settled. Me myself I have somewhat recovered. All those one-sided media outfits during the saga will hopefully now report and publish all relevant sides of the divide. And as oga Read more

Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

The post came 24 hours after the newly appointed Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa took over at the anti-drug law enforcement agency - when he read the riot act to drug barons and traffickers that with him in the saddle, they will have Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

The most exhilarating part of the US Presidential election 2020 is the fact that President Trump lost the election. It is what many observers thought would happen. They prayed for it. They wished it. In the end, that is what happened on Saturday Read more

Reuben ABATI

This year’s eid-al-fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24, but it was a Read more

Reuben ABATI

Please, let’s get something right. There’s no leader who has ever ruled Nigeria that has ever meant bad or evil for Nigeria. None!!! They have always meant well for the country. But for the people? That is a subject for thought and deep consideration Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the entire world – the future of everything and the world of work, but perhaps the most visible effect of this disruption is most felt in the financial services sector, the markets and the global economy. Read more

Reuben ABATI

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, Nigerians who have never paid tax in their lives are mouthing off on social media left, right and centre that government should feed them, yet they haven't contributed a penny to the commonwealth in decades for Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

To the relief of many Nigerians who had been inundated with conspiracy theories about the status and whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his level of involvement in the war against COVID-19, the President, obviously in response to Read more

Reuben ABATI

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Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

This older relative of mine then went on with his demands without first enquiring after my welfare, family and so on. He was just after his own matter. He wanted me to help secure a piece of land for him somewhere in Awka for his business saying that Read more

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