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Replicating the Economies of the “Four Asian Tigers” in Nigeria:


Mr. President, Please Stop Teasing By HENRY OKOROAFOR World leaders gathered in Seoul, South Korea on 27 March, 2012 for Nuclear Security Summit and President Goodluck Jonathan was one of them. He attended the summit in the company of his wife and a few delegates that includes two state governors. After the summit, President Jonathan […]

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The throne doesn’t make the King…foolish northerners and southerners


By Prince Charles Dickson A witch proclaims her presence and an invalid does not make away; he must have money for sacrifices at home. (One needs not fear a scourge for which one has the remedy.) During the week, came across this beautiful essay by Thomas L. Friedman, ‘Pass The Books. Hold The Oil’. It […]

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Reuben Abati’s Violence against Metaphors


By Farooq A. Kperogi In his hopelessly incompetent attempt to explain away President Goodluck Jonathan’s proverbial cluelessness and verbal primitivism, presidential spokesman Reuben Abati inflicted enormous violence on metaphors—and meaning itself. This ignorance is especially remarkable because Abati has a degree in English and literary studies. First the background. On February 2, 2012, President Jonathan, […]

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Ending Off-Shore Derivation


By Nafata Bamaguje The recent demand by Northern governors for more equitable distribution of the nation’s resources has prompted ridiculously inane responses from Southerners who should know better. Driven by rabid hatred for the North, they obstinately refuse to critically examine the issue at stake, which is simply that off-shore oil revenue from our distant […]

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‘Bad Muslims’ and the rest of us


By Suraj Oyewale Like any other adjective that borders on morality, the word ‘bad’ is one that does not have a universal definition. Even making it more susceptible to relativism is the word it is qualifying in the topic of this piece. So it is necessary to open this intervention by appreciating who a bad […]

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