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No Yoruba President In Nigeria For Another 20 Years, By Femi Aribisala

...it will be the turn of a Southerner to be president again in 2023. That Southerner must, without controversy, be an Igbo man. Any right-thinking Nigerian must see that it is not only high time for this to happen, it is essential for our national integration. It will also signal…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (2), By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is in a new season of political firsts. In 2015, for the first time, a sitting government was defeated at the polls. In 2019, for the first time, a sitting president should be removed by the courts. This is a cry for help. This blatant rape on Nigerian democracy…
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Zainab’s Case As Eye Opener, By Dele Agekameh

The administration of our airports and seaports has been built around mind-boggling corruption, perpetrated by petty profiteers and major criminal syndicates alike. The bubble of corruption is so thick and resistant to change that any attempt to improve transparency and safety is put through cost-benefit analysis of the corrupt system…
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The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (1), By Femi Aribisala

If Buhari and the APC are allowed to get away with this kind of daylight robbery, then every future election in Nigeria will be decided by daylight robberies. What Atiku did, therefore, was to provide some forlorn hope for democracy to survive in Nigeria by resorting to the courts. In…
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Zamfara: The Gold ‘Armada’, By Dele Agekameh

The gold-inspired violence in Zamfara and the North-West is a multi-layered problem that combines issues of the economy, insecurity, border control, regional hegemony and politics. Any government response must factor in each of these issues for it to be robust and efficient. In the past couple of months, Zamfara State…
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A Season of ‘Banditry’, By Dele Agekameh

Our authorities have displayed a serious lack of foresight in dealing with security challenges, and the lack of local, pro-active and multi-institutional collaborative effort is at the root of the problem. For nearly a decade, the intensity of the Boko Haram insurgency has surged and waned in North-East Nigeria, between…
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Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Again, Xenophobia In South Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Nigeria and other African countries need to explore all avenues available to pressure South Africa into taking responsibility and standing up to the dangerous fire of xenophobia burning within its borders. Fresh attacks on black foreigners have, once more, unearthed the cankerworm of xenophobia in South Africa. In the latest…
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