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Peter Obi as the game changer! – Important corrigenda By Professor Echefuna’ R. G. ONYEBEADI to Tim Akano’s ‘Paradise lost again’

My beloved Elder Tim Akano, your article captioned: “PARADISE LOST AGAIN” and reproduced below for ease of reference, makes an interesting reading. However, it contains some inaccuracies that could be misleading to the less knowledgeable and the undiscerning, thus necessitating my humble corrigenda as follows: 1. The governorship election in …

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A Toast to Odia Ofeimun at 73 By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic etc, Odia Ofeimun has packed uncountable lifetimes into one tumultuous lifespan. Born on March …

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The ‘good disappointment’ we want By FEMI ADESINA

It’s the figure of speech called oxymoron in literature, isn’t it? When you talk of a ‘good disappointment.’ When apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction, it is called an oxymoron. When you have antithetical words with opposing meanings coming together. Examples: ‘A gentleman of the road.’ ‘A honest thief.’ ‘Why, …

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2023 polls and Nigeria’s Third Force By Ebuka Ukoh

Nigeria gained political independence 62 years ago, and this came after nationalist agitations that had swept through the country. Africa then was mainly under colonial rule, and there were nationalists and freedom fighters all over the continent fighting for the emancipation of the African people. These notable nationalists in Nigeria …

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Tinubu’s life By NOSA IGIEBOR

He has been celebrated for years by his army of acolytes as the grandmaster of political strategies. His reputation was further burnished, and his place atop the country’s political pyramid confirmed, by the historic triumph of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections. He led the political …

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The North, this week By Lasisi Olagunju

Monday, 20 February, 2023 (I am calm. I am calm. It is the calm before something awful – Sylvia Plath, American poet and short story writer). Convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, was asked by the Sunday Tribune in an interview last week if he didn’t …

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