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Author: Frank O. Ijege

"You Don't Burn Down A House Because You Want To K

Monday, October 17, 2016
After the invasion of the residences of some judges, I have been following the discourse that has come with it. Opinions are diverse. One thing that I have observed from the discourse so far, is the fact those on the side of government have misconstrued the stance of those of us on the ot ...

56th Independence Commemoration: Look Inwards, End the Blame Games

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Fifty six years after Nigeria was granted the right to be ruled by Nigerians, how has the country fared? Are we as a people, happy with the way things are? Has this so called self rule or independence paid off? Has the country really fared in such a way that would make Nigerians proud to ...

Muhammadu Buhari: Great Expectation, Disappointing Outcome

Monday, September 19, 2016
Since the return to democracy in 1999, no election of has been celebrated like the one that brought General Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015. His victory saw a lot of Nigerians throng to the streets in jubilation for the victory of a man they feel would wipe away their tears and bring an end to ...

Benue: Ortom, God Has Done His Part….Do Yours‎

Friday, June 3, 2016
In order commemorate the Democracy day celebration for this year, the governor of Benue state decided to dedicate (is it re-dedicate?) the state to God. Pictures of the state governor lying on the floor were circulated round the internet. One is least surprised that the governor adopted this stra ...

Muhammadu Buhari: Great Expectation, Disappointing Outcome

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Since the return to democracy in 1999, no election of has been celebrated like the one that brought General Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015. His victory saw a lot of Nigerians throng to the streets in jubilation for the victory of a man they feel would wipe away their tears and bring an end to ...

Femi Adesina: When You Are No Longer Suffering

Thursday, May 26, 2016
After completing my secondary school, I 39;hustled 39; to gain admission into the university for about five or six years, before luck smiled on me. In fact during those trying days, I dared God and wondered why he would let luck shine on those with lower scores, while my higher scores are wort ...

Strong Individuals, Weak Institutions!

Friday, April 1, 2016
During the last general elections, people who believed in Buhari, worked hard to ensure he won the election. This, they did, because of the s integrity of the then General Buhari. Looking back, one would pardon them. The former administration of Goodluck Jonathan was epileptic in terms of governa ...

Extra-Judicial Killing: After Two Years, The Blood Of Moses Murtala Aminu Still

Monday, September 28, 2015
lrm;Sunday, 29 September, 2013 started as a normal day for Moses Murtala Aminu. He woke up in a vivacious and energetic mood, prepared for, and went to church. There was no inkling that death was lurking around on that day. Nobody close to him saw it. Even Muri (as he his fondly called), did not ...

Corruption: Before The Prosecutions Starts

Monday, August 17, 2015
The general feeling among Nigerians is that the current administration will be different in its fight against corruption. In fact, the anti-corruption posture of the president was what endeared him to Nigerians during the elections. Their expectations are therefore are very high. What then can th ...

Why Gabriel Suswam Must Move From Government House To Prison

Thursday, May 7, 2015
No evil is mourned when it is gone ndash; William Shakespeare As the handover date approaches, it is pertinent to write a score card of the out-going administrations in order to know those who have performed creditably well and also to bring those who have performed poorly to the fore, and also ...

Workers’ Day: At Least I’m A Worker Are You?

Friday, May 1, 2015
A story is told of a young boy who decided to work in order to keep himself busy after graduating from secondary school. He applied to several places and was turned down because he lacks the requisite working experience. Luck finally shined on him or so thought, as he was called for an interview. Du ...

Pressing Issues That Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Needs To Tackle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Let me use the opportunity to congratulate the president elect on his recent victory at the poll. His tenacity and perseverance has indeed paid off; his victory it is hoped, will indeed offer Nigerians the opportunity to enjoy his robust programmes, which he has over the years sought to implement ...

Nigeria Must Not Be Killed In February 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015
It has been four years since the last election was conducted. Four years after, another opportunity has presented itself for elections to be conducted, where leaders who will steer the ship called Nigeria for another four years will be (s) elected. Everywhere one goes to he sees, feels and experienc ...
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