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Ajimobi’s Last-minute Heists: Of Media Scoops and a Jaundiced Narrative?, By Festus Adedayo

Could the serial publications of these alleged thefts be a manifestation of a clandestine manipulation and exploitation of the excitement of the media for Specifically, could Ajimobi be a victim of someone who wants to be considered for a ministerial slot, who feels that muck-raking and destroying the Oyo governor…
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Why We Get Killed Abroad and Perish On the Mediterranean, By Festus Adedayo

The execution of the Nigerian woman in South Africa recently, the arrest of another five for armed robbery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are tripodal issues that call attention of Nigerians to their worth in the outside world. Eight Nigerians…
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Walking the Path of Another Coup At Dawn and Its Martial Song, By Festus Adedayo

Even though the world over, the norm is that the party that has the majority in the parliament should have the ancillary benefit of producing its principal officers, it is not done in defiance of parliamentary rules, which dictate that the exercise is the absolute prerogative of the two chambers.…
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An Adiye Irana For Pius Adesanmi, By Festus Adedayo

He is an ecumenical spirit which can never die. The global celebration of his brief life is a confirmation of the wisdom in Yoruba traditional African philosophy, which celebrates a man who dies young, rather than one who dies at old age without affecting humanity. Like Western philosophers, theologians, necromancers,…
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South West’s Fatal Leap, By Festus Adedayo

As it became clear that former Vice President of Nigeria and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the just-concluded election, Atiku Abubakar, was kissing the electoral canvass, Reno Omokri, the combative spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, made a submission on the voting trend of the election, his thumbs gleefully…
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Buhari, Atiku and the Consequences of Our Votes, By Festus Adedayo

Wherever the electoral pendulum swings in a few days’ will all suffer the consequences of our electoral decisions. If Abubakar is announced to play ring leader, with his gang of thieves and ravaging the Nigerian economy, we will suffer the collateral is elected to foist on us his Stone Age…
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Drum Beating, Dancers Ready: Why Did Yakubu Stop the Beat?, By Festus Adedayo

It is no news that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections that were to hold yesterday. It is also no news that angers, frustration and condemnation of this decision have jammed the Nigerian electoral space. A number of contesting theories have sprung…
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Atiku and El-Rufai’s Body Bag Nationalism, By Festus Adedayo

What could have prompted Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to make such very volatile comment attributed to him in a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) interview programme last week? Could it be due to a boldness acquired over the years in the uncharted field of Nigerian politics? Could the governor, famous…
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