Adeolu Ademoyo

Speaker Dogara and the False Appeal To Federal Character, By Adeolu Ademoyo

How can purely sectional and regional interests, which handed Senate Kingship and House speakership to Saraki and Dogara (outside a national institution like a party), approximate national interests? So, it is laughable that Dogara contemptuously cited the notion of federal character after his election (which in the first place relied…
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Columns

Teacher Yekondunu: The Abrupt End of an Indeterminate Movie, By Gimba Kakanda

Sadisu Mohammed was an industry. He was the filmmaking industry in Niger State, and as the state's pioneer Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, he dug the foundation for, and built, what became the Nupe film industry. I was rung out of sleep, and on the phone I could have…
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Columns

#BringBackOurGirls: Inside Our Meeting With President Buhari, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In his brief and concise response, President Buhari said it was impossible to rationalise government failure and incompetence on the Chibok girls. He assured us that there is now a new resolve to address the issue of insecurity in the country and to rescue the He saluted the consistency and…
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Columns

Austerity Has Failed, By Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis

The never-ending austerity that Europe is force-feeding the Greek people is simply not working. Now Greece has loudly said no more. Global campaign group Avaaz organized this open letter to Angela Merkel on the back of a petition, signed by over half a million Europeans, demanding an end to the…
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Columns

How Buhari Can Take The Profit Out Of Corruption, By Kolawole Olaniyan  

President Muhammadu Buhari has rather wisely turned the spotlight on recovering stolen funds. The President recently confirmed that his government has “received firm assurances of cooperation from the and other countries on the recovery and repatriation of funds stolen from Nigeria. According to the President, “the government in the next…
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Columns

Waiting for Buhari’s Cabinet and Change, By Ogaga Ifowodo    

On 3 June 2015, I was a guest on CoolTV’s morning programme, “Good Morning Nigeria.” The topic was “Buhari’s job as a democrat.” I added “so far,” on reading the invitation e-mail, wondering if the show’s producer or anchor hadn’t betrayed an unusual case of what might be called “change…
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Bámidélé Upfront

President Buhari, Integrity Is Not Enough!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In an attempt to escape the perennial epithet of a dictator, the president is always trying too hard to showcase his democratic credentials by being soft, understanding and accommodating. The predators around him understand his psychology too well and they are exacting their without knowledge Is nothing! Samuel Johnson in…
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