Lest We Forget

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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Amnesty For Looters!

The Punch Newspaper (Online) of May 23, 2016 carried a news report titled “Senator seeks amnesty for looters”. The Senator in question is the Chairman Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Till date the honourable Senator has not been reported to deny the statement which he allegedly made to journalists in his Abuja …

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Esa!

Nocturnal market Fire-lamps dotting the dark Like stars at night Esa is awake! Mokan is asleep Esa is awake Circuitous markets of life The relay race of life Esa Spirits and humans transact Openly. Confluence Of life and death Run, run, run, Esa makes provisions For the night When Mokan is drowsy Starry-eyed feet Stumble …

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The N56,000 Minimum Wage Comedy

Not a few workers will be delighted at the proposal of =N=56,000 (Fifty-six thousand Naira) national minimum wage hy the Nigerian Labour Congress. Nothing excites a worker like more income. More income means more purchasing power. A man’s purchasing power is a determinant, and also a function, of his social status. That is why workers …

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