Columns

NLC, TUC and a Dying Legacy of Protests, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the scornful attention NLC-TUC and their leaders received from the Presidency last week, the fact of the protest not resonating with the people, the eventual dumping of their 18-point agenda on Acting President Osinbajo and the inaction of the rest of us are indicators that Organised Labour has lost its…
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Columns

The Making of a Democratic Dictatorship, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

From America first, mass deportation, racism to fascist tendencies like the ban on Muslims entering America, Trump appears to be rehashing Hitler’s Germany and thus taking America and indeed the world back to the pre-Second War era. Though rarely applied awkwardly, there is a form of dictatorship embedded in the…
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Columns

Much Ado About BBOG’s Invitation to Sambisa, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Whatever may be the intention behind it, and despite conceding to government, I do not see the BBOG changing its unique form of engagement. This ‘guided tour’ cannot sway or stop them from their mandate; neither can it help the fighting force in the war front. This is one civil…
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Columns

Ajibola’s Odyssey: Reflections of An Economist’s Sojourn in the Newsroom, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Ajibola’s journalistic foray has paid off handsomely for him and the company. With this book, he has left an indelible mark and ‘something to chew’ on in the business of running a newspaper. There is no doubt that his restless spirit and business acumen weighed heavily on the building of…
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Columns

From US to Morocco: Is Buhari’s Fortunes Dwindling?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The economy is in shambles, the naira is in a free fall never seen in the history of this country, yet there are no creative ways to address these myriad of problems. It is doubtful if a MoU with Morocco can restart either agro-business or other sectors. I hope very…
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Columns

Succession By Imposition: An Unprofitable Venture and Electorate’s Loss, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The bitter lesson of history these men of power never learn is that the enterprise of ensuring their anointed candidates are installed as governors at all costs is an unprofitable and thankless one. Sadly, the people they govern are the ultimate losers. Desperation is a fundamental issue in succession crisis…
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Opinion

The Grandfather Of Corruption And His Grandchildren, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

The war of words between Obasanjo, and his grandchildren has once again, revealed that some persons are above the law in Nigeria. Otherwise, both Obasanjo and some of his grandchildren, especially those alleged to have padded the 2016 budget, should be behind bars for their atrocities against Nigeria and Nigerians.…
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Columns

Timi Frank, Erisco Foods and Other Unsettling Stories, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If things continue this way, the ruling APC is set on self-destruction which will become manifest in 2019. Perhaps, some day the story of how a party that supplanted PDP’s 16-year rule in an election that was akin to an uprising/revolution could only survive for four years. The ruling All…
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Columns

Clinton and the Conspiracy Against Women, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it is disheartening that even the West is not even-handed when it comes to women, and is backsliding as far as the political progress of women is concerned. if the West cannot inspire other countries and lead the way; if women are not given the chance no matter how qualified…
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Columns

CCB/CCT: The Senate On a Slippery Slope, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If the unseen hands of previous presidents could be spotted in previous amendments and therefore rejected, one wonders how far the Senate president and his co-travellers can go in arm-twisting Nigerians to accept amendments done for their protection, to the neglect of other bills that are critical to address current…
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