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Oby Ezekwesilly’s twitterings

Prolific tweeter Oby Ezekwesili has called for “tough reform measures that a time like this demands” from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Never hesitant to offer unsolicited advice, she further tweeted: “In such parlous economic condition, the COST of bad policies become too high. So, the FG [federal government] would do well to AVOID BAD POLICIES.” Other tweets from …

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Mikel Obi backs Mourinho

As Chelsea, the defending champions, languish in 15th position in the Premier League table and nursing the wounds of a 3-1 thrashing by Liverpool at home on Saturday, coach Jose Mourinho could do with support from any quarter, with rumours swirling that he has lost the dressing room. Mikel Obi has stepped forward to back his coach, although it could …

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When a picture tells a story about Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja last night after a four-day visit to India. The picture above shows the welcome home party for the president waiting for him to come out of the plane. The man was only away for four days! In that picture there is the Inspector-General of the Police Solomon Arase, the governor of Imo State Rochas …

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Enugu Rangers was my second love

By CIC Old Boy Long before I discovered women, I fell in love with music and then fell in love with Enugu Rangers. Growing up in Enugu in the 70s, supporting Rangers was as natural as a baby feeding on its mother’s breast milk. Today, whenever I see the FC Barcelona motto “Més que un club” (More than a club), …

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Ighalo means goals

Odion Ighalo, the Nigerian international striker, scored twice yesterday to give Watford a 2-0 over West Ham. Ighalo’s brace means he has now scored 23 goals in 29 games this calendar year. It is amazing to think that Watford were looking to sell him in the summer. Their new coach Quique Sanchez Flores must be glad they kept the Nigerian, …

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Father Mbaka again!

The charismatic Enugu-based Catholic priest, Father Ejike Mbaka seems to have fuelled the fire of Biafran separatism with a sermon at his “Adoration Ground” on Wednesday. He said: “If we cannot be One Nigeria, let us divide”. Watch it here: Mbaka, was a big critic of the government of Goodluck Jonathan during the last presidential (s)election, leading to several Jonathan …

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