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Soyinka Is More Of A Successful Hunter Than A Political Critic- Obasanjo Re Echoes Opinion

Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has repeated once again that Professor Wole Soyinka is more of a successful aparo (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic. He repeated it on a programme tagged ‘Book Club’ on Channels. It will be recalled that in his book, My Watch, the former president had said; “For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him. His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct no matter what they do or fail to do. He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more...
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Why We All Should Be Activists In 2015 By Joel Pereyi

Literary gem, J.P Clark, in his celebrated poem; The Casualties, wrote:“The casualties are not only those who are dead. They are well out of it, though they await burial by installment. The casualties are not only those who are escaping. The shattered shall become prisoners in a fortress of falling walls…The casualties are many, and a good member as well outside the scenes of ravage and wreck; they are the emissaries of rift.” In the African context, the casualties aren’t only those who now sleep dreamlessly due to our grandly epic dysfunctional systems. They may be well out of it. They aren’t...
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I Touched 2face’s Life – Kenny St Best Speaks On Her Political Ambition

Gospel artiste and Vice President of Kennis Music recently declared her intention to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking on why she delved into politics, she told Punch “Every night I pass through Opebi Road and see young girls (sex workers) I feel sad and it is worrisome that they keep increasing every year. This constituency is the seat of power for the entire state. I am going to the Assembly and it will be transformation galore. ”During my time with Kennis Music in the past 16 years, I touched the lives of many youths who have become big...
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WHY I DROPPED PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION – RIBADU SPEAKS

Former presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has given reasons  why he abandoned his presidential ambition to contest the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Adamawa     State governorship poll. Mallam Ribadu, speaking  after he submitted his nomination form  with journalists at the national headquarters of the PDP in   Abuja on Monday, said that his desire to be of service at any level propelled him to drop his ambition of presiding over Nigeria. Mr Ribadu, who was a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes...
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