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The Agenda, By Tola Adeniyi

Today, my column is given to Aba Saheed to ram in his usual satiric strings for a music meant for the initiated. It is a song in the realm of parables, but not like the parable dished out on Mount Kur Attin, otherwise known as Sermon on the Mountain. This is about The Agenda; the hidden agenda that is now gradually coming into the open to the bafflement of Nigerians. But who tells you there was an agenda? Y ...

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Those Who Should Be Crying, By Tola Adeniyi

We see them on television screens and on pages of newspapers as well as on social media grinning from ear to ear with mouths as wide as fisherman’s basket. Some of them exhibit decaying teeth with foreheads as broad as the Babalawo [Diviner]’s bowl. You simply wonder why they are laughing or why they should be laughing while being paraded by the fierce looking EFCC operatives or being led to the court room ...

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Thirteen Threats To Nigeria, By Tola Adeniyi

With this title several readers will jump to the conclusion that the dreaded but now degraded Boko Haram terrorist group should occupy the number 1 slot while the Fulani Herdsmen terrorists and the new Ijaw Avengers would rank 2nd and 3rd respectively. They are wrong! While the menace of the three mentioned terrorist groups constitutes grave threat and danger to Nigeria’s corporate existence and her economi ...

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Aregbesola: Visionary Leader In Troubled Times, By Tola Adeniyi

Premier of the then Western Region of Nigeria, the Honourable Chief Obafemi Awolowo, hugely popular, was in 1954 set to introduce free and compulsory primary education throughout the region and needed money to finance the social welfare project. He had earlier on January 7, 1952 launched the welfarist and progressive government that kick-started the second stage of Yoruba civilization with the attendant pro ...

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Power, Money And Sex , By Tola Adeniyi

The thoughts that provoked this piece are not original to me; they are not mine, but the expression of the thoughts is mine while the conveyance belongs to the publisher of this column. It was the highly cerebral Professor Wale Adebanwi who introduced the idea of his thoughts on the subject matter to me. It was during his recent visit to my modest home in Ibadan that our conversation brought out a discussio ...

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Hijab And Suicide Bombers,By Tola Adeniyi

(Photo above :An example of a good,preferable Hijab) Female suicide bombers are becoming a common sight in Nigeria nowadays especially in the North Eastern part of Nigeria where Boko Haram has continued their deadly terrorist campaign with horrible ferocity. I wish to draw our Security agencies to this growing phenomenon especially in regard to the role Hijab costume is playing as a cover for the perpetrato ...

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Loving, Giving And Caring By Tola Adeniyi

The word love as it is used by the so-called lovers is most intricate and intriguing. A word that is full of many definitions, meanings and applications. It is a word that has engaged the thoughts of philosophers, the clinical analysis of psychologists and the preoccupation of many creative bards. The word is alluring and very romantic. But what does it mean? I will probably not go that route as we talk of ...

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Business As Usual ,By Tola Adeniyi

I am not happy. And I am almost certain that most Nigerians are not happy. In fact, as for many Nigerians, they are not only sad but confused. Seriously confused. I am not confused but very sad. I really do not know what to make of our present circumstance in the face of a National Assembly that is poised to foist business as usual mantra on the country. And I must quickly exonerate members of the National ...

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Nigeria: The Shape Of Things To Come ,By Tola Adeniyi

Nigeria is in for a long walk. And quite frankly I am seriously disturbed about the changing change that is about to come. The Peoples Democratic Party has not been in opposition at the federal level these past sixteen years. The newly formed All Progressives Congress, an amalgamation of parties has never been in power at the centre. The two giant parties are in those respects still to learn the ropes. The ...

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Jonathanaian Agonizare ,By Tola Adeniyi

Not a few Nigerians will forget President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a hurry. He came to the throne of Nigeria in Abuja amidst social-media induced popularity and got booted out through the instrumentality of the same social media. He was booted out with the innovative Permanent Voters Card and the Card Reader. Two weeks to departing Abuja for his village in Otuoke, Jonathan’s infamous administration chose ...

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Ago-Iwoye And I At 70: A Birthday Tribute By Tola Adeniyi

It longer matters whether I go by the date two of my uncles gave as my date of birth or by the date my great mother gave. I can confirm that I am now a Septuagenarian. My uncles the late Chief Ade Osunneye and the late Mr Mojeed Mago Ogunjobi were both insistent that I was born May 29 1943 before they both left Ago-Iwoye for Lagos January 1944. My illiterate but extremely brilliant mother said she was deliv ...

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Fulani Herdsmen And Condoned Terrorism , By Tola Adeniyi

The Fulani cattle herdsmen are fast assuming the status of terrorists and the authorities that ought to have put them in check have continued to turn a blind eye. The unspeakable barbarism of these wandering hoodlums is highly intolerable and has no place in a civilized world. Let us call a spade a spade. The Fulani cattle men who have wrecked and continued to wreck havoc all over Nigeria, especially in Nor ...

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