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Opinion

Bow, Go, and Disrespect Not Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

One regrettable detail about the ritual of national unserious which passed for Senate confirmation hearings is that Senators who would in any case have treated Nigerians to the bow and go caterwauling on display to the whole world yesterday received the precious gift of alibi from President Buhari. The clowning…
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Guest Columns

Beyond Buhari’s Cabinet Lies a Silver Lining for the Igbos, By SKC Ogbonnia

It is incumbent upon Ndigbo, therefore, to place the blame exactly where it belongs. Given that President Buhari has promised to right the wrong in due course, let the current debate serve as a teachable moment for those grandstanding as our leaders. This moment demands that we remind them that,…
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Guest Columns

Nomination of Ministers: Art of the Possible?, By Soji Apampa

Power, material factors and practical considerations are starting to shape Nigeria’s emerging government rather than ideological notions like “change” or the puritanical premise of “keeping all considered to have any tinge of corruption” out of government. It has often been said, “Politics is the art of the possible,” and in…
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Opinion

Tanzania 2015 Elections: Failure is not an Option, By Udo Jude Ilo and Ozias Tungwarara

As Tanzania goes to the polls for the most contested national election since its return to multiparty politics in 1992, it is imperative that the elections are credible, not just for the stability of Tanzania but of the sub-region and Africa. Many elections in the continent have become crises in…
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