The Presidency Is About To Go Right

By Oke Godwin Olaoluwa Going by public expectation, any of the candidate of the two leading political parties is projected to win the presidency race. The presidency seat is about to go right in 2023 Atiku abubakar, the presidential flagbearer of the PDP, was a former vice president who oversaw the privatisation of some government enterprise. He also supervised the deregulation of the telecom sector. He is also an astute entrepreneur with business interest spanning across different sectors of the economy. In his agenda, he has never hidden the fact…

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OPINION: A Formula For Democracy 2 -The Cardinal Points

By S.O.K. Shillings Some of the basic principles and pillars of democracy are: 3 Arms of GovernmentAll democratic governments are agreed on 3 arms of government, to wit: legislature, executive and judiciary. The configuration differ in climes, but they are ever present. Are they enough, especially in third world countries where the practice of democracy is bedevilled by abberations? In the United Kingdom, there is a parliament fused with the executive arm headed by the Prime Minister. What is the King/Queen of England? A sovereign that the 3 arms serve?…

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Ondo Gory Attack: Why WhatsApp Needs a Filtering Feature

By Waliu Adeyeri It is a sober Sunday in the ancient city of Owo, Ondo State, as ‘UNKNOWN GUN MEN’ attacked the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa in Owo. Although the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained, reports have shown it as another successful mayhem unleashed on Nigerians in the country. In the words of the governor of the State,  Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, “It is a black Sunday in Owo. Our hearts are heavy. Our peace and tranquility have been attacked by the enemies of the people. This…

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OPINION: Why Are Prophets Not Being Honoured In Their Homes?

Albert Einstein said and I quote: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything.” Many questions to which answers cannot be easily got are always in people’s minds when faced with ugly behaviours that are gradually becoming a trend in a society which has produced a lot of eminent persons. My Division, your Division, our Division, Ikorodu would have enjoyed more development than its present state if we had all been honest enough to shun unhealthy rivalry and…

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OPNION: A Formula For Democracy 1 – Need For Change

By S.O.K. Shillings Our democracy is a big vessel heading for the iceberg. It is a wrong formula. Change is inevitable. The symptoms of failure are clear to see: 1. There is a palpable disconnect between governments and the people. ASUU is on strike for months but the Minister for Education is busy with campaign to be President. It does not answer the Lincolnian definition of ‘democracy’. 2. There is clear failure of the social engineering machinery which is most evident in the failure to control corruption. 3. The departments…

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OPINION: RE: THE IKORODU CONSTITUENCY II HARAKIRI By Barrister SOK Shillings

By Oke Godwin Olaoluwa I have decided not to raise any comment on the brouhaha ongoing in my constituency, ikorodu constituency II. Reason, this is political season hence there are frayed nerves. As a stakeholder, I am challenged to make a personal opinion on salient issued raised by our revered lawyer, barrister SOK shillings on the above Subject matter. I respect Barrister SOK shillings alot. I am an avid reader of his articles. Always Insightful, critical in analysis and balanced. I carefully read his article on the above Subject matter…

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OPINION: The Ikorodu Constituency II Harakiri

By S. O. K. Shillings Esq From the inception of the 4th Republic in 1999, the leaders of thought in Ikorodu Constituency 2, had an agreement to rotate the constituency’s House of Assembly representation among the 3 major communities of Igbogbo/Bayeku, Ijede and Imota. The agreement assures Ijede and Imota that they would not be dominated by Igbogbo which has a larger population than the two others combined. True to the agreement, Ijede took the first shot and spent two terms. Igbogbo came after through Late Hon. Shotomiwa of blessed…

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Again! PDP Fails To Hold State, National Assemblies Primary Elections

Kunle Adelabu -Aspirants rumoured as consensus candidates -Impersonations characterize exercise he rescheduled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary elections to elect candidates for the State Assembly seats and the sole House of Representatives seat, again, failed to hold on Monday, May 23, 2022. The elections earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022, were unable to hold because party electoral officers and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not show up. Unfortunately, it was same situation on Monday, at the Ikorodu Club venue for the Constituency I State Assembly…

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Opinion: Of Versions Of Islam

By S. O. K. Shillings I knew that Islam in the northern and southern Nigeria are different (unfortunately so). But one speaker trending in the media is telling us that Islam in Sokoto is different from Islam in Kano. He pointed that whoever insults the Holy Prophet (May the peace of Allah continue to be upon his soul) in Sokoto will be killed. He has not been arrested. He will not be arrested. Some clerics in the north have demonised Islam and made it a tool of oppression. The cankerworm…

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As We Reel Back to 1993

By S.O.K. Shillings There had better be no election for or in 2023. It is not an election for Nigeria. On June 8, 1998 at about 6:30 p.m. I met with Dr. Reuben Abati at his office at The Guardian. I went with an article for publication. In it I had postulated that there was no better way out of the ‘impasse’ than to form a Government of some eminent persons whom I listed. He read the article and agreed with me that it was good to be published and…

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