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Aderemi Was Gallant – Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu has described the former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Friday Aderemi, who just passed away, as a patriot who rose valiantly in company of other progressives to rescue Ekiti State when the state was enveloped in darkness. At a time when many were scared for their lives and would not want to be…

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Nigerians Will Resist Tenure Elongation – Ojudu

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central in the Senate has said the call by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu for two additional years in office for President Goodluck Jonathan and State Governors has shown that his prediction that the proposed national conference is to elongate the president’s term of office is gradually coming to pass. In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, Ojudu…

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Thank You Monday Emoni

I woke up this morning and took a look back at my journey through life. Suddenly a rush of memory took me to a man who I worked with for many years and who by a stroke of action , an ingenious one at that” saved me from being tried as an “accessory after the fact of a coup”. That…

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When They Came For Seye Kehinde

As usual our newsroom was bursting and bubbling with activities on a good afternoon. People were minding their business and reporters were sweating and struggling to deliver good copies. I was busy looking over the shoulders of everyone to be sure scripts , good ones at that, were delivered on time.Suddenly a loud noise at the gate of of our…

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Don’t Underrate The Conspiracy Of Nigerian Vultures

In 1985, the military and civilian arms of the Nigerian looters came together and aborted the march of Nigeria to true independence and development. At the time, the duo of Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon held sway as Head of State and Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters respectively. Prior to their assumption of office on 31 December, 1983, the prognosis…

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A New Way Of Doing It 2

Two days ago on my Facebook page I published a joke made of PDP that was forwarded to me by a friend. The joke had indicated that “ this is PDP’s most quiet electioneering process since 1999 “ , and that if we “ take away the CBN vault from PDP” they are reduced to Labour Party. I laughed and…

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A New Way Of Doing It 1

Some days ago on my Facebook page I published a joke made of PDP that was forwarded to me by a friend. The joke had indicated thus: “ this is PDP’s most quiet electioneering process since 1999″ and that if we “ take away the CBN vault from PDP they are reduced to Labour Party”. I laughed and laughed when…

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AN AWARD WINNING POLITICAL SLOGAN

O TO GE, the battle cry by Kwarans in the last election wins my prize for the best slogan of this election. Whoever came up with it is a genius and should be celebrated. No word captures their aspiration better than this . It’s equivalent in English is Enough is Enough. This does not adequately capture it nuances. Only a…

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That Single Leap Into A Hole

“It takes one leap to jump into a hole and several leaps to get out” – Maitama Sule Many young people of today may not know what SAP is or was. SAP is simply Structural Adjustment Program. It was an economic program introduced by the then military president of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida. Babangida was going to obtain International Monetary…

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Leadership And Challenges Of Development In Nigeria

Good afternoon, my learned colleagues. You are colleagues only by the privilege of recently siring a lawyer. Any thing beyond that deserves the accusation of impersonation. Even at that, the son whom I christened, Olasunkanmi Temitope Ojudu, at birth, has not only dropped the nomenclature . He has chosen a moniker. He is now known as Morello, after having dropped…

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