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Telling Lies Is Corruption, By Femi Aribisala

More money has been allegedly stolen under Goodluck Jonathan than there was money to steal. Lai Mohammed, APC National Publicity Secretary, is one of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees. When he appeared for screening before the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio made a wry observation. He said: “If I know (Lai Mohammed)…
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The Defeat of President Buhari’s Idealism, By Femi Aribisala

It is clear from the announced names of Buhari’s proposed ministers that these are not the people he took four months to select. Things have not been going according to plan for President Buhari. For the last four months since his famous victory, the president has been engaged in a…
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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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Ebisan: Proudly Nigerian!, By Femi Aribisala

Everywhere we go, people always ask us who we are. And we always tell them: we are Nigerians. Mighty, Mighty Nigerians! Two days to another October 1 independence anniversary, and all is bleak and depressing on the Nigerian front. No self-congratulatory messages. No stadium march-pass and celebrations. All we are…
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Troubled Times Ahead for the APC Coalition, By Femi Aribisala

In the first-coming of Buhari, he was overthrown by his allies. If he does not play his cards right, his second-coming may be no different from his first. After a short interlude from its near implosion over the choice of its legislative leadership, the APC should be back on its…
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Buhari’s 100 Days of Incompetence and Abject Failure, By Femi Aribisala

It is time to admit it. Electing Buhari as president was a big national blunder. After the 2015 election, I predicted on Twitter that when critical decisions are to be taken, Yemi Osinbajo, the token Southerner in Aso Rock, would be sent to go and buy “guguru and epa.” This…
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