Opinion

This Cannot Be Your Best, Mr. President, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...if Buhari has done his "best" with regard to security as Nigeria’s commander-in-chief, and we still record huge and widespread death counts as a result of incessant herdsmen attacks, then he has failed as the country's chief security officer and should quit the position of a more competent hand. The…
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Buhari and Nigerian Youth: Mischaracterising Evident Truth, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...had Buhari's generation not squandered our oil fortune and failed to move the country towards industrialisation, we would not be having over million out-of-school-children and 16 million unemployed young Nigerians roaming the streets in search of jobs. It appears that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is supposed to be Nigeria's number…
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Opinion

Of Sowore, Durotoye, Fasua: Rupturing the Fetish of Political Experience, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

And if we must sanitise our body politic, strengthen our democracy, and break away from our horrible past, allowing outliers with well proven track records in their chosen career paths, clear visions of nation building, energy, courage and determination to challenge and change the status quo, manage Nigeria is one…
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Opinion

An Eye for An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...these sorts of stance make no sense. “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. If the slaughter of 73 people by herdsmen in Benue is barbaric, wicked, and condemnable, the killing of seven Fulanis by irate mob in Benue State is likewise inhuman. All is not well…
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Opinion

Turning General Buhari’s 2015 Questions Back at Femi Adesina, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Nigerians understand that Mr. Adesina is employed and paid to run a fool's errand for Buhari. That, notwithstanding, he does not have to trivialise the reckless killings in Benue State and other parts of the country by comparing them to what used to be under an administration Nigerians voted out…
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Opinion

Music, Abami Eda and Nigerian Democracy, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

His consistent critical stance on social injustice and corruption; his courage in the face of military intimidation; his role in the struggle for Nigeria's democracy, makes him a music icon who wrote his name in gold in the hall of fame of music legends whose voice and legacy have outlived…
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Opinion

Contemplating President Buhari’s Message of ‘Hope’ to Nigerians, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...as citizens we have roles to play in uniting Nigeria and combating corruption, as suggested by Buhari in his October 1 speech. But Buhari cannot continue to give those close to him the "carrot" regardless of their sins, while he descends heavily on people from other regions with the stick…
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Opinion

Indeed, The Power of Sports Can Change Nigeria, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

From the story of how both the Biafran and Nigerian soldiers ceased fire just to listen to the live commentary of a football match between Nigerian Green Eagles and Santos of Brazil in the heat of the war in 1969 to how renowned South African leader, Nelson Mandela, adopted “the…
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Opinion

Our Mumu Must Not Push Nigeria Off the Cliff, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Dear Nigerians, before we share sensitive and provocative pictures, videos, fake inciting news and comments on social media, let’s ponder on the possible crisis it could trigger somewhere else. Before we foolishly play into hands of our scavenging political elites who have always benefited a great deal from our miseries.…
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Opinion

Beyond the Political Restructuring of Nigeria, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...as long as we are not restructuring Nigeria to build strong institutions that checkmate our parasitic political class from looting our making accountability and transparency in governance a normal practice, we might just be building castles in the air in the hope of an Eldorado that will emerge in the…
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