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2019: Refocusing On Issues, Not Personalities, By Dele Agekameh

We ought to engage candidates on the cardinal issues when we have the opportunity to do so, and not spend the whole time debating their standing as individuals and candidates. Nigeria is heading into general elections in a few months’ time and political posturing has begun for the race ahead.…
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President Buhari’s Non-Existent School Certificate, By Femi Aribisala

Kemi Adeosun resigned because she did not have a NYSC certificate and submitted instead a forged document. Buhari should resign because he does not have a school-leaving certificate and also submitted a forged document. Imagine a situation where you applied for a job in a bank, an oil company or…
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Nigeria’s Underbelly of Violence, By Dele Agekameh

The tripod of poverty, illiteracy and unfettered religious influence has cost the country more lives than we may realise, since poor people are more likely to be radicalised and exploited by others to carry out inhumane acts of terror and wickedness. Last week, in Kaduna, communal clashes claimed about 55…
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President Buhari Is Not Against Corruption, By Femi Aribisala

It is one thing to talk against corruption. It is another thing altogether to be against corruption. President Buhari only talks against corruption. His body language and policy options show conclusively that he is not really against corruption. Buhari’s anti-corruption is merely a means to an end. Muhammadu Buhari ran…
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Beneath Ganduje’s Babaringa, By Dele Agekameh

...if Ganduje insists on his innocence, the people deserve a more robust response and denial than the flimsy ‘cloning’ excuse that remains the only official response from the governor’s representatives. A shameful video surfaced online recently, purportedly showing the governor of a key northern state engaging in a disgraceful act…
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It’s Atiku Vs. Buhari, By Dele Agekameh

With the South-West likely to swing Buhari’s way because of APC dominance, the South-East possibly going Atiku’s way will make for a harder contest. Palpable tension enveloped the nation’s political landscape over the weekend ahead of the deadline imposed for party primaries by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Aspirants…
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Any Day, Any Time, Atiku Will Make A Far Better President Than Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

One of the biggest mistakes this country ever made was to allow APC to come into power in Nigeria. It must be sent packing in 2019. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dodged a bullet; a bomb even with the conduct of its presidential primaries a few days ago. This was…
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Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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