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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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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Columns

The Perception Baggage of the Buhari Presidency, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In fighting corruption, you don’t pick, choose and don’t politicise, otherwise it will lose its essence. However the judges’ case goes in the end, it has already detracted from Buhari’s anti-corruption posture and his government’s credibility. Meanwhile, those who doubted his democratic credentials initially are daily being proved right. Those…
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Columns

National Asset Sales and Elite Conspiracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Government should not stretch the patience of Nigerians to its elastic limit. The 2012 fuel scarcity strike set the stage for the eventual defeat of the Jonathan PDP government. The APC government of Buhari can at best take a cue from that ugly past. Just because the richest man in…
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