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The VP Debate: Nigeria’s New Step Towards Issues-Based Politics?, By Dele Agekameh

...one must laud the organisers of the debate for giving Nigerians an opportunity to meet some of the candidates who may have been unknown to many before the debate. Some have already said that debates do not win elections, but one hopes that they have enough impact on voter decisions…
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This Season of Strikes, By Dele Agekameh

Unions are pressure groups, and the classic role of pressure groups is to influence government policy and decision-making, in line with current realities, needs and possibilities. The months before general elections are always hectic for politicians, their staffers and other associated groups or individuals. However, nobody in this class bears…
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An Open Letter to a Citizen Trapped In the Port Harcourt Rubble, By Pius Adesanmi

Dear Citizen X, It is tough to know which tense to use for you, present or past. The earthquake in Haiti and the Thai cave disaster are pointers to the fact that you may very well still be alive nearly ten days after Nigeria happened to you – she happens…
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ASUU: A Personal Voyage Around A Strike, By Pius Adesanmi

...the way I see it, ASUU and the students and the frustrated parents are all collective victims of the tragic and colossal failure of leadership in Nigeria. This point is not limited to the current irresponsible administration of President Buhari. The one before and the one before and the one…
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