Opinion

New APC Vs. Old APC and Why Buhari Might Lose the 2019 Election, By Femi Akinfolarin

Mr. Buhari is largely responsible for this strong dichotomy between the Old and New APC. A political party by its nature is not a democracy even though it must have some sort of internal democratic structure. The leaders of the party must be able to crack the whip and make…
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Opinion

Power and Independence in Nigeria, By Ikeogu Oke

Once, during the Second Republic, while the then President Shehu Shagari was delivering an Independence Day broadcast on national television, an unplanned power outage occurred, knocking off power supply nationwide, inevitably interrupting the broadcast and its reception by the citizenry. When power was eventually restored to an embarrassed nation and…
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Opinion

Why Senators Must Defend Me Against Persecution By Powerful Forces, By Bukola Saraki

Protocols Distinguished colleagues, I heartily welcome you back from our annual recess. I hope you had a very rewarding time with your families and your constituencies. I also hope that the period of recess has afforded you opportunities to reflect on the enormous task before this Senate in the months…
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Columns

Was God Angry the Day He Created the Nigerian?, By Pius Adesanmi

Ottawa. Airport. In the lounge. I make a rich selection from the buffet and settle approvingly on a French wine. It's still three hours to the boarding of that flight to London and on to homeland. The plan: enjoy a meal, and settle down to Frenchwining while mentally visualising the…
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Opinion

Saraki as Buhari’s Collateral Damage, By Jude Ndukwe

Prior to the March 28 presidential election and shortly after it, just before the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, many waited in high expectations and eventually heaved a sigh of relief at what seemed to be a change of the unsatisfactory performance of the administration of President…
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