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I always like to look at the brighter side of things. That is why, unlike many Nigerians, I’m neither appalled, nor alarmed at what is going on at the National Assembly. In fact, if you asked me, I would say the 8th Assembly got off to a flying start: Flying kicks, flying chairs, flying punches, flying slaps and flying Babanriga, skirts and wrappers.

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A few days before President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to ‘Western Germany’, where he held his now-very-famous talks with that country’s ‘President Michelle’, I was also in Berlin (for a less altruistic reason, though).

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Does it mean that the APC did not learn anything from PDP’s fumblings all these past 16 years? Must APC make all the mistakes PDP made before it gets its bearing? Was the change ‘we’ voted for not for a change of the system?

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All manner of conmen, false prophets, dubious elder ‘statesmen’, recycled public office holders, youth leaders (many of whom are only leading themselves), emergency activists and child-of-circumstance NGOs are either

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I got my first hint of the discomfort South Africans have with fellow Africans about a year or two before the first major wave of xenophobic violence erupted in 2008. It was at a press conference with some of the artistes, taking part in that year’s Cape Town Jazz Festival.

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Unlike many people, I do not believe that the last general election was free and fair. It was only transparent. Yes! So transparent everyone could see the rigging. It was so transparent we all captured it with our cell phones. And we’ve since uploaded some of them to the Internet.

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