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The leadership that Nigeria needs

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Guest Columnist by Dr. Kasim Buba Muhammad


Nigeria is a nation of contradictions. We are a multicultural and multi-ethnic society. Most of our people practice Islam or Christianity, both of which abhor and forbid corruption and discrimination (especially tribalism and religious bigotry), yet, Nigeria is one of the most corrupt countries in the world today, with corruption reaching frightening proportions in the past twelve years of democracy in a country where billions of naira have been stolen from government coffers with impunity, while religion and tribalism have been used to keep the country divided, perpetually underdeveloped and backwards, despite the huge potentials of the country in all spheres of the economy.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:44 )

An end to APGA’s self-deception

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Musings by Garba Shehu

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The opposition All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA’s disastrous outing in the National Assembly election is a sharp satire about how not to deceive oneself. When they endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the presidential election, they behaved like the one who gave the stranger a temporary use of his own wife.


Jega: The way to go

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Reading through the Sunday press, one came to the inescapable conclusion that there aren’t any more adjectives left with which to describe popular annoyance with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega. An “Encyclopedia of Insults or of Blames”


Sultan’s leaking roof

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Musings By Garba Shehu

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There is a caveat to start with. The Sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual head of Nigerian Muslims is beyond reproach.
As Amirul Muminin, the hand of God is in his affairs, so long as he does not overreach himself. Before the coming of the modern society, they called it the Divine Right of Kings.


PDP’s bell-ringing hypocrisy

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When the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria see a snake at night, they don’t call it by its name. To avoid retribution, they call it a stick. Surely, this is the albatross hanging on the neck of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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