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Why PDP’s Loss In Ekiti Is Bad News For the APC and Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of the APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi had won the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, APC spin-doctors went into overdrive. Lai Mohammed, well-loved by all and sundry…
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Policing Nigeria: the Force of Consequences, By Dele Agekameh

A police force that cannot protect its own men can scarcely protect about 180 million people at half strength. On Monday, July 2, 2018, about seven policemen were gunned down during a routine stop-and-search operation around Galadimawa area in Abuja. The tragic deaths of the officers added to the many…
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Nigerian-Style Democracy, By Femi Aribisala

In Nigeria, democracy merely becomes yet another tool for seizing power illegally. In effect, elections are hardly different from military coups. The system of government favoured by Nigerians has always been the democratic system. Even military governments in Nigeria seize power ostensibly in the interest of upholding or promoting democratic…
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The Leadership Nigeria Desperately Needs, By Femi Aribisala

We need a leadership that provides security for Nigerians, not one that presides over the daily massacre of our people. We need a leadership that believes in the rule of law, not one that feels entitled to violate it with impunity. We need a leadership that respects the Constitution, not…
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Is Britain Nigeria’s Evil Stepmother?, By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is neither a friend nor a foe of Britain. Both countries regard one another with a high degree of suspicion and mistrust. The relationship between Nigeria and Britain is highly conflicted. Nigeria was a British colony and a British creation. This would suggest the development of a cordial relationship…
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Shortage of Oxygen: Is Nigeria Still Human?, By Pius Adesanmi

I mourn the dead in Plateau. To their surviving family members: May you find peace and healing. Avoid the Facebook walls and Twitter timelines of non-humanists if you are online. Do not allow their primitive political sentiments to ruin the dignity of your loved ones who are no longer with…
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