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The Primaries: Same old story

The Primaries: Same old story

  By Michael John The primary election of the political parties in Nigeria have come and are gone. It all looked like “Part Two” of a film we have watched…

Obasanjo and the righteous Senate

Obasanjo and the righteous Senate

By Michael John Soldier, statesman, farmer, spy… guess who I am talking about? I will give you five counts to get it right. One! Two! Three! Four! Going! Going! Going!…

Keshi and the fluttering Eagles

Keshi and the fluttering Eagles

By Michael John It was a must-win match for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and it was taking place at home. Coach Stephen Keshi told us before the match that…

On the Police and accidental discharges

On the Police and accidental discharges

By Michael John The Nigeria Police have finally confirmed what we already knew – there is often nothing accidental about accidental discharges. In other words, most accidental discharges are programmed…

The second coming of Stephen

The second coming of Stephen

By Michael John Stephen is back – not exactly like a bad coin, but like Nollywood coming up with part two of a tragic film. Kudos to him. Unlike the…

What is a level playing field?

What is a level playing field?

By Michael John Good news. I have just gotten my son off cartoons. It was quite a herculean habit to break. Whenever he got the remote control, he switched it…

America’s no weapon policy

America’s no weapon policy

By Michael John According to America’s ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, United States would not sell arms to Nigeria because of human right abuses – particularly in the ongoing…

Between Malaria and Ebola

Between Malaria and Ebola

By Michael John Travelling out of the country has become a major concern to people suffering from malaria or if you prefer, high fever. Not because having malaria is a…

Adekunle’s place in history

Adekunle’s place in history

Michael John When the news broke that Benjamin Adekunle had “faded away” (remember that old soldier never die they just fade away), I sought the views of old soldier Jumbo…

A war without heroes

By Michael John According to Tom Joad, an American war chronicler, “Every War has its heroes, those who take risks to protect the values we cherish.” So…how come after years…

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

By Michael John Dr Ameyo Adadevoh, consultant physician and endocrinologist, rest in peace. You were right as you treated patient Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian American whose terrorism of Nigeria is…

The death of handshake!

By Michael John With total submission to God and profound regret; with gratitude to God for a life well spent we announce the untimely transition to glory of Handshake. May…

Impeachment: Much ado about chicken faming

By Michael John It has been said that the queen can do no wrong – she has no executive power and the office is merely ceremonial. In the same vein,…

Time called on Maigari

By Michael John In case you missed the news, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has been impeached as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation. That does not seem to favour the…

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Forcing him out of the Garden of Eden ended his free lunch, man has always tried to live and consume off the labor of others. Since plundering is the only…

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

On the insistence of Rockefeller, President Ronald Reagan in August 1987 made Alan Greenspan the new Federal Reserve Chairman. With no time wasted on October 20, 1987 he manipulated the…

Using dollar to defraud nations (1)

Using dollar to defraud nations (1)

America’s claims to winning the World War II, came with insistence at the Bretton Woods meeting that dollar be assigned a de facto reserve currency power in 1945.  Other countries,…

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (2)

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (2)

In the first part, we saw how General Olusegun Obasanjo became the best friend of the US, someone Washington could count on in ensuring that US strategic oil interest in…

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (1)

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (1)

Surprisingly, Nigeria and Iran helped the US overcome Arab oil embargo on the US and Europe for their support of Isreal in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War between Arabs…

Emefiele’s limited options (2)

Emefiele’s limited options (2)

With his recent agenda for the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele seems to be someone on his way to defying the neoliberal system that has controlled our monetary and fiscal policies.…

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