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OBJ and IBB: Spot the difference!

By AKIN ALOFETEKUN Saturday, September 03, 2011

I had wanted to use “Generals Also Cry” as the title of this article before I remembered that I once nursed the ambition to be a soldier. I liked the power and authority they command. It wasn’t like I had so much of a choice anyway. I grew up watching them prancing all over the place, like they owned the entire universe. As a pupil, I wrote essays on military administrators and heads of state. Boys and girls of my era were raised to see… Continue

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Shola Oshunkeye (0805 - 618 - 0011)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Like you and I, they all woke up, Friday morning, with their dreams and aspirations intact. Like those of us still lucky to be on this terrestrial plane, alive, they had dreams. Dreams of being the best in their callings. Dreams of doing their level best to free humanity from serfdom. Dreams of elevating their families, especially their offsprings, to the next level, so that they too can do… Continue

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IBB/OBJ: Sule Lamido’s frustrations

By Adagbo Onoja Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It was a manifestation of power backed by the required epistemic authority. That is what it should be, contrary to the culture of trying to intimidate those who insist on intellectualising power in Nigeria by calling them bookish. Or describing their orientation as mere theory. But it was not just Lamido’s epistemic authority in a literary sense. It is his political education.

For, political power without political education is… Continue

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When Generals fight dirty

Wale Sokunbi ( 08056180228 Wednesday, August 24, 2011

For about eight days now, retired Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida who both ruled this nation for about 19 of its 50-year existence have been throwing scud missiles at one another, from across the country. Babangida, who appears to have resolved to replace his bid to rule the country again with a new agenda to perfume and smooth out the rough edges of his time in power, sent out the… Continue

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