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Youth power: Ballot vs Bullet By Martins Onyeike

Permit me to start this piece with a quote by popular American architect, author and designer, Richard Buckminster Fuller which reads thus: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Considering the precarious situation we find …

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Gunmen at Oyo prison By Lasisi Olagunju

I read Camara Laye’s ‘A Dream of Africa‘ in secondary school. I still see the sky-high gate of his walled Africa; the murderous giants and guards; the cowering captives, terrorized and traumatized in their condemned prisoners cells. I remember the homicidal, militant ‘nationalists’ and the ‘revolutionary’ tyrants. I see homelands …

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Inside the Pandora Box  By Dakuku Peterside

Exposing secrets in the public interest is gradually gaining public acceptance and appreciation. It is also a testament to how technology has further reduced the world to a global village. The men and women who do such exposé are “whistle blowers “, “information insurgents” and, in a more civil language …

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State of emergency: Why only Anambra? By Bolanle Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 The Presidency or, better still, the Attorney-General of the Federal Government and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reportedly threatened Anambra state with a state of emergency; his ostensible reason being the killing spree ongoing in the entire South-east region, Anambra inclusive. Some have attributed the …

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Declaring a state of emergency in Anambra State?: Oh, no please! By Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, OFR, Ph.D.

The Attorney General of the Federation flew a kite today to the effect that the Federal Government may declare a state of emergency, “to ensure necessary security is provided, and in terms of ensuring protection is accorded to lives and properties”. This is towards the forthcoming governorship election, especially “if …

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