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Before The Rest of Africa Leaves us Behind

Written by Dele Momodu

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By Dele Momodu

“So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, With our own feathers, not by others’ hands. Are we now smitten. -Aeschylus

Fellow Nigerians, I’ve been on tour of Africa, as I mentioned recently on this page, and I’ve covered parts of East and West Africa in the past two weeks.

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BEFORE NIGERIA GOES THE WAY OF RWANDA

Written by Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, I finally found my way to Kigali, Rwanda, two weeks ago. I had procrastinated and postponed that journey for too long, for no justifiable reason. I visit Nairobi quite regularly and could easily have travelled to Rwanda, as part of my trip, but it never happened because for once, I simply did not put my mind to it.

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MY KOBO ADVICE TO THE “COALITION FOR NIGERIA”

Written by Dele Momodu

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BY DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, please permit me to continue with my Presidential race series today. It has become obvious that nothing else, but the lack of competent, visionary, detribalised, selfless, accomplished, exposed, urbane, capable, cerebral, determined and ambitious leadership, has been the root cause of our intractable problems and incredible backwardness especially where national development is concerned.

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HOW FORCEFUL IS BABA OBASANJO’S THIRD FORCE?

Written by Dele Momodu

PENDULUM BY DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, I’m sure this must have been a very interesting week for you like it has been for me. I spent the first few days attending the Inauguration ceremony for the brand new President of the Republic of Liberia, former World Footballer, George Opong Weah and his Vice President, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor.

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Mr President, Man Shall Not Live By Power Alone

Written by Dele Momodu

Pendulum

By Dele Momodu; dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com

My dear President, please, permit me to wish you and your family a very happy new year. Let me also offer my words of prayers, and intercession, on behalf of your very handsome son, and his friend, who, according to reports, were involved in a terrible power-bike crash.

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A TOAST TO MY SWEETHEART, MOBOLAJI, OMO AROWOSUGBO, AT 50

Written by Dele Momodu

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By DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, exactly 50 years ago today, a beautiful baby girl was born into the illustrious family of Chief Akinola Adaramaja, a first class brain, erudite lawyer, the first Attorney-General of Ogun State, and Mrs Ebunoluwa Adaramaja, an extremely beautiful and very successful businesswoman, dealing in assorted merchandise of textiles and jewellery on the famous Lebanon Street, in Gbagi Market, Ibadan.

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NOW THAT ATIKU HAS DUMPED APC, WHO NEXT?

Written by Dele Momodu

PENDULUM NOVEMBER 25 BY DELE MOMODU dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com

Fellow Nigerians, these are not the best of times for the ruling Party, APC. It was a prophecy long foretold by me, though. As you all know, the trending news is that the serial “decampee”, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has done what he knows how best to do, decamping from one political party to another.

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AN AFTERNOON WITH EX-PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Written by Dele Momodu

PENDULUM BY DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, after my chance meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari last week at the Presidential Villa, it was the turn of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, two days ago, on November 9, 2017, to be my host. The only difference is that the meeting with President Jonathan had long been in the offing but had not materialised due to several factors.

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A Good Man Called Tony Elumelu

Written by Dele Momodu

By Dele Momodu

I’ve known Dr Tony Elumelu, the Chairman of United Bank of Africa for about two decades. I first noticed his wizardry as the boss of Standard Trust Bank. There was something refreshingly different and elegant about the branches of the bank. I operated an account at their Allen Avenue Branch then and was hooked on their brilliant services.

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