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OPC: Why beating the drum of war?

OPC: Why beating the drum of war?

By Kola Odepeju   The protest embarked upon in Lagos on Monday by the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) led by a leader of the group, Chief Gani Adams, leaves a…

Our First Lady’s incendiary comment in Calabar

Our First Lady’s incendiary comment in Calabar

By Kola Odepeju   The inciting pronouncement made by the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan in Calabar last week during a campaign to drum up support for her husband and…

When will election violence end in our country?

When will election violence end in our country?

By Kola Odepeju   Like the seed of discord that germinates and re-germinates as you cut it, violence has become part and parcel of Nigeria’s electoral history. This is quite…

OBJ’s exit from the PDP and its implications

OBJ’s exit from the PDP and its implications

By Kola Odepeju    The papers were awash on Tuesday with the story of former president Olusegun Obasanjo finally dumping the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the party he had helped…

PMS price reduction: Much smile for tokenism

PMS price reduction: Much smile for tokenism

By Kola Odepeju   “It’s absolute tokenism… It’s a pittance”. – Schapelle Corby When the Federal government – in her hypothetical nature – announced a N10 reduction in the pump…

2015: Will it bring the desired change?

2015: Will it bring the desired change?

By  Kola Odepeju   As it has always been, whatever that has a beginning must surely have an end. In the Gregorian calendar several years had come and gone. Same…

Christmas without the Chibok Girls

By Kola Odepeju   Today 25th of December 2014 is another Christmas Day; a day of celebration for millions of Christians the world over as they annually celebrate the birth…

Mr. President: Give us security now or quit

Mr. President: Give us security now or quit

By Kola Odepeju   Nation to nation and continent to continent; in fact, every humanity under the sky government exists for two main reasons. Primarily government exists to provide security…

Is Jonathan truly Nigeria’s best President?

Is Jonathan truly Nigeria’s best President?

By Kola Odepeju   I found the response of the presidency to former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s comment that Jonathan’s administration has performed below average very embarrassing. Not only embarrassing, it’s also…

Mr President: Beyond condemnations please

Mr President: Beyond condemnations please

By Kola Odepeju   Nigerians went to bed sad – yet again – on Monday night with  the unpalatable news of the death of scores of students in  Potiskum, Yobe…

As Jonathan is set to declare

As Jonathan is set to declare

By Kola Odepeju   The issue of whether President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will contest in 2015 or not, left the realm of speculations for that of reality last week as…

As Ebola ends and ceasefire collapses

As Ebola ends and ceasefire collapses

By Kola Odepeju   Over the weekend Nigerians were made to look forward to receiving two good news this week. The first one had to do with the likelihood of the…

Nigeria at 54: What hope?

Nigeria at 54: What hope?

By  Kola Odepeju   Nigeria, our dear country and supposedly the giant of Africa, became 54 yesterday as an independent entity. As a country cobbled together by colonial masters without…

Ali Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika must be investigated now

Ali Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika must be investigated now

By Kola Odepeju In the face of the enormous security challenges the country has been facing since especially with respet to the Boko Haram insurgency in the NorthEast which has…

Ebola: Why not keep the schools closed?

Ebola: Why not keep the schools closed?

By Kola Odepeju   The main reason why the administration of President GEJ has been unable to solve – even by half – the problems confronting our nation most especially…

The sack of Resident Doctors

The sack of Resident Doctors

By Kola Odepeju During this critical period when humanity is being threatened by different chronic and deadly diseases a la Ebola and when doctors’ services are seriously needed – more than ever…

Doctors’ strike: Matters arising

Doctors’ strike: Matters arising

By Kola Odepeju If we call this period a season of strike – yet again – in the history of our country we are not making a mistake. For a…

Day 80: Chibok girls still missing

Day 80: Chibok girls still missing

By Kola Odepeju If I counted correctly it’s now 80 days that the Chibok girls have been taken away into the Sambisa forest by the Boko Haram insurgents. The girls…

Unemployed graduates beware!

Unemployed graduates beware!

By Kola Odepeju Are you an unemployed graduate looking for job? Please you need to read this. And if you are opportune to read it please pass the news on…

Condemnable war against the press

Condemnable war against the press

Kola Odepeju 08023191891   Kolaodepeju@yahoo.com The clampdown on the media by the military last weekend – confiscating and destroying newspapers – including subjecting media workers to harassment and arrest is…

Abducted Chibok Girls: To negotiate or not to negotiate?

Abducted Chibok Girls: To negotiate or not to negotiate?

Kola Odepeju 08023191891   Kolaodepeju@yahoo.com As at today it’s now up to fifty days that the abducted girls of the Federal Government College, Chibok, Borno state, have been in the…

Today is May 29; Yes, another May 29

Today is May 29; Yes, another May 29

By Kola Odepeju Just like some other dates in human history today is a very important date in the history of Nigeria. And without lecturing ourselves on what makes it…

Terrorism: Why all hands must be on deck

Terrorism: Why all hands must be on deck

By Kola Odepeju Terrorism; Gone were those days when this problem used to be an exclusive occurrence of certain parts of the world most especially Middle-East countries of Israel and…

How can the Nigerian youths be happy?

Kola Odepeju When one thinks about the condition of the Nigerian youths today, one cannot but shed tears for them. The condition of our youths has become so pathetic that…

I don’t know what Boko Haram really wants

I don’t know what Boko Haram really wants

Sometimes last year I made up my mind not to write about the Boko Haram palaver any more for one or two reasons. Having written copiously on the matter I…

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