Columns

Is the Great Battle Between the Senate President and the Police Boss?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The view of Senate President Bukola Saraki is that the alleged plot is part of the strategy of IGP Idris Ibrahim to settle scores over the declaration by the Senate that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country. Over the past…
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The Tucano Planes Purchase: No Lessons Learnt From History, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The bad in the purchase of the Super Tucanos is that the conditions attached to the procurement are very similar to the conditions the British attached to the Jaguar jets bought by Shagari, and which made the then General Muhammadu Buhari cancel the delivery of the remaining jets. The agreement…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari’s U.S. Food Import Deal Will Make You Poorer, Fat and Sick, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Whatever your decision, be informed about the long-term consequences of consuming food grown and preserved by agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. These chemicals cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. Nigeria does not have the competence, the wherewithal and even the political or economic will, to monitor the amount of these…
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President Buhari’s Visit to the US, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Trump made a forceful demand for increased importation of American food. This is problematic at a time in which the policy thrust of the Nigerian government is the development of self-sufficiency and it’s my hope that this demand would be rejected. This is important because the United States is…
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Politicians, Citizens and the Agony of Decision Making, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is also clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has not delivered sufficiently on its promise of improved security, more jobs and a successful war against corruption. It would therefore have…
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Nigeria: Has Cheating Become Our Way Of Life?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria needs a multidimensional strategy on how we set examination questions, what we examine and how we conduct examinations. We need a thorough look at a society that is normalising all that is antithetical to growth, peace and development. A society where cheating is viewed as normal is primed for…
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Senate, Thugs and the Mace: Understanding Parliamentary Misconduct, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By suspending the senator as a show of strength indicating that the Chamber could stand against the president, considerable democratic damage is done not to Omo-Agege but to the voters who sent him to the National Assembly. There have been allegations that he brought the thugs to steal the mace…
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As President Buhari Becomes an Aspirant Once Again, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The greatest challenge for the president would be his message to Nigerians on why they should elect him for a second term. We have never had a president who showed as much reluctance to govern as Buhari did. He combined both a laissez faire and laissez alter attitude to governance…
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