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Why the PDP Is Ten Times Better Than the APC, By Femi Aribisala

We have now had three-and-a-half years of APC rule. We have now seen what APC's 'change' actually entails. We are no longer under any illusions. Even though the APC has spent the last few years re-litigating what was wrong with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it should now be clear…
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Nigeria Cannot Do Without the North, By Femi Aribisala

Without the North, Nigeria and Nigerians would be reduced to nonentities. In 2005, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank forecast that Nigeria will be the 20th largest economy in the world by 2025 and the 12th largest by 2050, ahead of Italy, Canada and South Korea. Having identified Brazil, Russia, India and…
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Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, By Femi Aribisala

...Tweedledee and Tweedledum see no evil and hear no evil. They fabricate their preferred version of reality. They specialise in feeding their boss, the president, with lies and falsehood. Does he not know that Nigerians are suffering? Does he not know Nigerians are hungry? Four gravely ill Nigerians went to…
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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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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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What June 12 Reveals About Nigerian Democracy, By Femi Aribisala

...what the government has not done, and what it will not do, is to make official the result of the 1993 election. The 1993 election was annulled because of the The election was annulled because a free and fair election in Nigeria is unacceptable to the powers-that-be in the North.…
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