Opinion

NNPC: Buhari’s Autumn As Moral Czar?, By Louis Odion

If we are to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) didn't know or couldn't have sanctioned all these all along, as being canvassed by his advocates, then there can only be a more frightening certainty: the president must be utterly oblivious of key happenings around him, being technically out of…
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Opinion

October 1 and the Torment of Memory, By Louis Odion

The annual national ritual resumed last Sunday as we marked another October 1, the 57th actually. Listening to President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) making his fourth outing that day as either civilian or military head of state, perceptive older Nigerians were unlikely to miss the recurring decimals in all. Forget the…
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Opinion

PMB, Atiku and the Illusion of a Party, By Louis Odion

But beyond the brickbats between the Buhari people and the Atiku camp are the weightier issues. Hard-hitting as they may sound, let it be said that varied responses by Buhari's agents so far hardly address perhaps the core question inadvertently raised by the Atiku/Alhassan challenge: How much of a party…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Speech: Changing the Sitting Order In a Stuck Titanic?, By Louis Odion

Overall, it is reassuring to hear Buhari speaking firmly, restating his promise to decisively tackle merchants of hate, kidnappers and "farmers versus herdsmen clashes" (sic). But the president needs to understand that these are only symptoms of deep structural defects long detected in the federal union. What remains is to…
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