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Finally, come has come to become, as President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan bows out of office today, and is succeeded by President Muhammadu Buhari. It is a consummation of change in Nigeria, a feat attained by a coalition of political parties against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which had held power at the centre since 1999.

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Perhaps my worst day ever was August 27, 1985, when the military coup that ousted Major General Muhammadu Buhari from power was announced. Major General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, then the Chief of Army Staff, supplanted his boss in office, and held that position for eight years.

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President Goodluck Jonathan lamented at a thanksgiving service in Abuja last Sunday that a number of friends and associates abandoned him after he lost the presidential election held on March 28.

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I am distressed and depressed. But I really shouldn’t be. Why? Because “children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward.”

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Suddenly, the Nigerian military has got back its grove. Like a thundering typhoon, it is sweeping across what hitherto were strongholds of Boko Haram, the last being the formerly dreaded and dreadful Sambisa forest. Only on Tuesday, the forest

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What sticks in the consciousness of the public is that the Igbo did not vote for the change that we have on the political scene in the country today. But that may not be entirely true. That is why I want to pay

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I have lived in Lagos for 30 unbroken years. Though it doesn’t make me a native of Lagos State (I remain proudly from Osun), I guess I can call myself a Lagosian. I am, therefore, one of the subjects of Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos.

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When God turns to you, it’s your turn. Nothing can change or reverse it. Not any power on earth, underneath the earth, or even from hell can alter it. That was what happened to former military head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, last weekend, when over 15 million Nigerians trooped out to elect him as the next president from May 29, this year.

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Since he emerged on the national scene in January 1984, I have been a supporter of Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Why? His lifestyle just resonates with what I love: simplicity, discipline, probity, accountability, passion for motherland, and many others. Am I saying he’s a saint? No. Every human being has shortcomings, and we are not looking for an angel to come and rule us. That is not the divine order of things.

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