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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Opinion

Buhari’s Civilian Presidency: Was It a Serious Misunderstanding?, By Frisky Larr

In all of these, the president is nowhere to be seen. He is nowhere to be heard. Has it been a serious misunderstanding after all is said and done? President Muhammadu Buhari will ultimately have to choose between his health and the health of Nigeria. Will he give his last…
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Guest Columns

Dogara, El-Rufai and Security Vote, By Azu Ishiekwene

The few grown-ups in the National Assembly must feel genuinely embarrassed about what is going on there. Some have expressed concern that the National Assembly might not only be weakened by the harsh portrayal in the press, it might also be exposed to public incitement. Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it…
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Guest Columns

The Shame of a Diminished Senate, By Louis Odion

By describing the senators as "childish and irresponsible", Sagay could, in fact, be accused of being too charitable. By harbouring a nest of former governors standing trial for massive theft while in office, failed contractors, certificate who choose to view the red chamber, as presently constituted, as a den of…
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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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Bámidélé Upfront

The Senate Of Dino’s Face and Saraki’s Hand, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Truly educated leaders will know and understand the limits of their powers and they will help us move beyond the tyranny of the ruling elite and witch hunt based on a few bruised egos. Perhaps we will learn to elect to the legislature, people with political integrity, men and women…
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