Columns

Does It Matter If We Are All In One Party?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the challenge of domestic economic management is not to “move the nation’s supply curve to the right”, as an economist friend of mine is now minded to demand, but to make conditions in the market less conducive for saboteurs. Thus, ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what party we are all…
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Columns

Of Defectors and Corruption Trials of the Political Class, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Mr. Sullivan Chime ...there is sufficient evidence that it is not business as usual and defecting to the party in power might not shield corrupt leaders or those who abused power while in office. Last week, ex-governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress…
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Opinion

OOTC: The Beauty In the Nigerian Political Class’ War With Itself, By Chude Jideonwo

...in the long term, we should in fact celebrate the confusion in the ranks of these guys. The unity they have had since democracy’s return in 1999 dis-incentivised good behaviour and led to growth that is slower than should reasonably be expected. The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu…
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Columns

The Poor Health of Our Political Parties, By Jibrin Ibrahim

..Nigerian parties do not have members. Party bosses and barons share member’s cards among Structures in the Nigerian political lexicon refers to patron-client relations in which the barons retain clients who they pay for to come to conventions and vote in particular ways that they have been directed to do.…
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Opinion

Towards 2019: The Executive and Legislature Power Intrigues, By Rafiq Raji

His move against Mr. Ndume could easily be overlooked. But when that extends to blocking President Buhari’s nominations and requests, even though these actions were taken as a collective, northern senators potentially face a backlash from the masses in their constituencies, where Mr. Buhari is still exceptionally popular. Mohammed Ali…
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Opinion

Bola Tinubu at 65: Regret, Blame, Hope, By Ken Tadaferua

Tinubu must admit that he made a costly political mistake at the expense of the country. That the blame for the failures of the past two years lies squarely with him. His political experiment has afflicted the country, for two years, with economic recession and rudderless leadership. Two years after…
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