Columns

Effective Parenting In the 21st Century, By Adetola Salau

Children need to be made to know that education comprises of more than just academic learning, as the skills learnt on the sports field and playground are as invaluable as those learnt in the classroom. Interpersonal skills are essential, and relationships add the richest dimensions to life. Children should be…
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Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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Opinion

Atiku’s Presidential Dream: An Obituary, By SKC Ogbonnia

The imminent defeat should not be attributed to other needless underhand tactics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), such as the heedless removal of the chief justice of the federation or the artless death threats to foreign election observers by a sitting ruling party governor. The problem is simply…
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Opinion

Five Preemptive Takeaways On Saturday’s Election, By Moses E. Ochonu

Continuing and deepening the message sent in 2015 about the electoral consequence of performance in office, this election cycle's most persistent and far-reaching narrative is competence/incompetence. In this regard, the incumbent's incompetence has become the main issue in the election, which is a referendum on his ability to lead and…
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Opinion

Elections 2019: A Public Appeal, By Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding & Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians, Together as a nation, we are preparing for one of the most monumental markers of any democracy – elections. On February 16, we will exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens to choose our next president and the members of the two chambers of our National…
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Columns

2019 Presidential Election: The Choice Before Nigerians, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...all the card-carrying members of the leading parties, if any, are insignificant and not enough to give victory to the candidates in comparison to the electorate. It is therefore imperative for the electorate to own the process, devoid of sentiments, and vote for a candidate they prefer in a fair…
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Columns

History and PMB’s Walk In the Lagos Garden, By Louis Odion

The ugly monkey is full of wiles and revels in iniquities. As the magic-realist tale from the folklore common in the coastal communities of Edo north goes, the comical primate makes a long career of betraying friends, conning neighbors and raiding communal trough for banana in assorted human guises and…
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Opinion

Football, Presidential Poll and Leadership, By Banji Ojewale

Let us shun babalawo analysts who play down the leadership factor and insist that a docile citizenry is responsible for our stagnation, that once we do away with a pliant disposition, a pro-people leadership would emerge. No. Enduring change in society begins with the right leadership. The more I see…
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