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The Triumph of Mediocrity in Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

Some years ago, I visited Angola. On a sight-seeing tour around Luanda, my guide took me to an area of the city where the powers-that-be lived. The houses were obviously more elegant than those in other areas. The streets were tarred and the gardens manicured. He then said something that…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Why Nigerians Must Reject theSecond Coming of Buhari, Femi Aribisala

When Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically-elected government in a coup d”etat in 1983, Sani Abacha declared in his infamous radio broadcast: “(Our) health services are in shambles as our hospitals are reduced to mere consulting clinics without drugs, water and equipment.” However, Buhari did not address the shambolic Nigerian health…
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Columns

The End of APC’s Fabricated Momentum, By Femi Aribisala

I have news for APC stalwarts.  You don’t win an election in Nigeria by being the champion of social media.  You don’t win by renting crowds to fill up your rallies.  You don’t win by putting up your billboards everywhere while tearing down those of your opponents.  You don’t win…
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Columns

The Empty Election Promises of a Generalissimo, By Femi Aribisala

FA: Mr. General Sir, how long will it take you as president to bring back our girls? GMB: We have all this while ensured their safety, so we will bring them back unfailingly in the first week of my administration.  FA: What if the Boko Haram change their mind and refuse to give them back?  GMB: I…
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Goodluck Jonathan is a Superior Presidential Material to Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was Acting Secretary-General of the OAU. At the 1985 Summit in Addis Ababa, statesmen like Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, lobbied for his election as substantive Secretary-General. However, there was a major stumbling block to Peter Onu’s candidature: his Head of State,…
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