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Good Leadership: What We Lack and What We Need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

"The qualifications for leadership today are money, sycophancy and blind loyalty. He drew attention to his own party, the ruling APC. He said that at the last delegate’s conference of the APC, many of them were illiterate who could not even vote by themselves and had to get others to…
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The Killing Fields of Kaduna State and the Maikori Affair, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kaduna State is a microcosm that tells the narrative of the larger Nigerian State. Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which accepts differences among its peoples and has a fairly large consensus of agreeing to live Kaduna State is an important litmus test of our ability to succeed…
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Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership, By Okey Ndibe

The South-East of Nigeria is indeed a laboratory of willful neglect by the Nigerian state. But the zone’s deeper crisis, I suggest, is the wretched leadership acumen exhibited by most of its leaders, with the loquacious Okorocha exemplifying that malaise. I believe that the frenzied quest by disaffected Igbo youth…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Biomes Of My Childhood Are Disappearing Fast!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

I urge the the policy makers in the South-West to take an urgent look at this We must not to destroy the earth and the resources that our children will need in the future. A generation that feeds on NOW, a generation that does not care about future generations, is…
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Issa Hayatou: When African Football Resists Democratic Wind of Change, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As we await the forthcoming CAF elections, Issa Hayatou should remember other African dictators who had been in power for very long and thought that they could rule forever. He should remember Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, Tandja of Niger and…
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A Humane Proposal For Buhari: Resign, By Okey Ndibe

The case for President Buhari’s resignation is unassailable. Any seriously sick president deserves the time and space to focus on his health. He can hardly do so while shouldering the burden of running a complex and beleaguered country. Besides, Nigeria is beset by grave crises that appear to worsen by…
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The Impervious Pendants Of Aso Rock, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

These are no ordinary times. In the annals of Nigerian history, this time is a terrible period of want, insecurity, economic upheaval and social failure. Nigerians need to be inspired and enthused. No leader, no matter how well intentioned he is, will succeed if he can't make himself understood, if…
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Non-Responsiveness and Slide from High Expectations to Frustration, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In the case of the CJN, there was massive mobilisation that the president was refusing to act on the basis of regional and ethnic I do not personally believe that President Buhari refused to act because the candidate was a Southerner. I also cannot defend his non-action because I do…
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