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New Wave Change Should Lead To Cloud Nine, By Steve Ayorinde

The Ethiopian aviation handlers are in love with Cloud Nine expression. It’s the right phrase to describe Ethiopian Airlines’ Business Class lounge. But it did not take long, during my trip to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, last week to see why that expression also aptly captures the remarkable feats…
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On Committees: This Goat Must Earn That Yam, By Pius Adesanmi

It was not really President Jonathan’s fault in the beginning. He inherited a structure, a mental attitude of congenital national laziness which reduced the essence of the Nigerian state to food that he must distribute to sustain a mad system of patronage and prebends. In fact, credit must be given…
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Anyone Who Believes What I Am Alleged To Have Said About the Igbo Must Be A Moron, By Wole Soyinka

I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The Cable, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations. My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron - repeat,…
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So Now What Becomes of the Niger Delta?, Ogaga Ifowodo

This question which agitates the minds of an ever larger number of citizens in the Niger Delta ought to underline every domestic policy consideration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, as he gets ready to assume office, and of the leaders of the victorious All Progressives Congress. The voting pattern in the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Stupidest Things That Ruined The Jonathan Presidency, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Jonathan presidency has a history of indelicacies and its politics, a genre of farce. Much of his time in the saddle will be remembered for its usual execrable standards in the form of bad policy and decision-making, outright gaffes and stultifying indifference to pressing national issues. His media chat…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Cease and Desist: No Witch-hunts Against the South-South, By Femi Aribisala

Hankering after the past suggests the APC is bereft of innovative policy ideas. Witch-hunting Diezani is no substitute for lack of policy. No doubt about it, the North betrayed Goodluck Jonathan in the last election. The greatest ally of the North in Nigerian politics has been the South-South. Therefore, it…
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The Ambitious Person’s Guide to Enjoying Nigeria’s Oil Wealth, By Tolu Ogunlesi

In the months ahead, President Buhari will appoint new officials to powerful positions in the oil industry – the Ministry, NNPC, PPPRA, DPR, etc. The Guide below is for those people lucky enough to be appointed. It is also for all other Nigerians who are tired of reading about other…
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Olisa Metuh Is Not Corruption, By Pius Adesanmi

Two fighting!!! Justifying why he and other members of the National Working Committee of the PDP stole a quarter of a billion naira of party funds immediately after President Jonathan lost the election, Olisa Metuh says: "Before going to press PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh told Saharareporters that the payments…
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