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The Debaters, Buhari’s Middle Finger And Atiku’s Own Goal, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The presidential candidates of the alternate political be wondering why their performances have assumed lesser significance to the absence of ‘Butiku’, as coined by Ezekwesili. The answer is simple: 2019 is still about PDP and APC. It won’t continue forever, hopefully, but they have a say in how quickly the…
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Of Presidential Debates And Incompetent Governance, By Uddin Ifeanyi

It matters, therefore, that invited to adjudge the suitability of different individuals for the office of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we should place great store on their respective understanding of the problems faced by the country. And the solutions on offer. Irrespective, today, of the content and…
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Africa’s Stunning Victory Against the International Criminal Court, By Owei Lakemfa

It was a sweet victory against the neo-colonial powers who tried to humiliate the continent by hurling an African president on trumped up charges of murder, rape, inhumane acts, and persecution. But the painful aspect is that an innocent man was abducted in his country, imprisoned without trial for five…
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Prosecuting Onnoghen: An Issue Best Settled After the General Polls, By Rafiq Raji

Clearly, it is hard to justify any benefit to the polity from attempting to remove the most senior judicial officer in the land, who would be a key adjudicator in election disputes, just a month to the polls. In fact, the action has the potential of heightening regional tensions. In…
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Will They Not Use Their Minds, Intellect and Reason To Understand?, By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. He guides His obedient servants to His love and admits the doers of good to His Paradise. I bear witness that there is no deity save Allah, having…
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CJN Walter Onnoghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians the sources and legitimacy of the huge amounts of money in his accounts and his properties. Sometimes, only poets can…
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