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X-Raying the Motives of Overnight Artiste-Politicians

X-Raying the Motives of Overnight Artiste-Politicians

By Theophilus Ilevbare

Just when we were coming to terms with the precipitous foray to the political scene of some entertainers like Gongo Aso crooner, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice, gospel singer, Kenny Saint Brown and actor, Desmond Elliot, all of whom have in recent times declared their political ambition and aligned themselves with political parties, Tony Tetuila (reals names, Anthony Olarenwaju) has quickly joined the burgeoning list of Nigerian artistes vying for elective positions in next year’s general election.

Ikimi, Ribadu and Politics of Defection

Ikimi, Ribadu and Politics of Defection

 

By Theophilus Ilevbare

In recent weeks the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been rocked with a tidal wave of defection of a founding member in Chief Tom Ikimi and the party’s 2011 presidential candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to the party Nigerians loathe but can’t vote out of power at the centre, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). Ikimi’s grievance with the APC hierarchy stems from how he was barred from contesting the party’s chairmanship position.

Boko Haram: Little Girls as Weapons of Terror?

Boko Haram: Little Girls as Weapons of Terror?

By Theophilus Ilevbare

On January 27, 2002, Palestinian anti-Israeli occupation activist, Wafa Idriss, became the first female suicide bomber of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when she boldly walked into a shopping district on Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road and blew herself up in the heart of the City. The bomb killed Idris, an Israeli citizen, and wounded approximately ninety people.

The Hypocrisy of America’s Experimental Ebola Drug

The Hypocrisy of America’s Experimental Ebola Drug

 

By Theophilus Ilevbare

These days, nothing strikes a bout of panic and paranoia than the thought of Ebola Virus Disease. It’s been decades since a disease or calamity of such proportions threatened our relationships, businesses, sports and our very existence.

Who is Afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari?

Who is Afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari?

By Theophilus Ilevbare

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria’s most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as President Jonathan submitted days ago.