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“HOW difficult it is to die!” Francisco Franco is reputed to have exclaimed on his deathbed. Death, it seems, is always particularly difficult for autocrats to manage, even when they succeed in dying of natural causes.

A dictator's death throes are always a form of theater, featuring ecstatic masses, would-be successors fighting for political survival, and, behind the scenes, the dictator's coterie locked in efforts to extend the life of their patriarch until they can secure their privileges. Franco's son-in-law, who was also the family doctor, kept the dying despot on life-support machines for more than a month.

BERLIN'S Tegel Airport, which still greets most of the passengers arriving in the capital of Europe's leading economic power, is outdated and provincial. The opening of Schönefeld Airport, transformed into an international hub, has been delayed for more than a year for technical reasons (a somewhat reassuring challenge to Germany's reputation for efficiency). Yet, despite the gray and chill of March in Central Europe, Berlin exudes confidence. More than ever, the city is a work in progress  confused, not very beautiful, and overcharged with history.

ALL force and struggle they say is a sign of ignorance and this cannot be far from the truth because all struggle and force are all born out of ignorance on the part of the person struggling for one cannot truly struggle against the very nature of a thing and hope to succeed.

We all know that a man that knows his place knows no struggle and neither does he exert force in accomplishing all that he desires to accomplish for life itself is quick to carter to his every need, holding his hand till he gets to his desired destination. However the question that many often ask themselves is where is their place in life and how do they find it? 

HE turned 2011 failure into hostility which came out to be his nurtured baby, Boko Haram. He was not satisfied; he is now preparing to contest in 2015 by merging his cosmetic political party with other like birds.

Buhari is definitely playing on the intellectual of an average Northerner with his hope that there is no other better individual from the north that could lead the country. He is full of himself to even think that he is the ONLY individual from that part of the country that is capable of governing the country. 

HE turned 2011 failure into hostility which came out to be his nurtured baby, Boko Haram. He was not satisfied; he is now preparing to contest in 2015 by merging his cosmetic political party with other like birds.

Buhari is definitely playing on the intellectual of an average Northerner with his hope that there is no other better individual from the north that could lead the country. He is full of himself to even think that he is the ONLY individual from that part of the country that is capable of governing the country. 

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