Columns

The Debaters, Buhari’s Middle Finger And Atiku’s Own Goal, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The presidential candidates of the alternate political be wondering why their performances have assumed lesser significance to the absence of ‘Butiku’, as coined by Ezekwesili. The answer is simple: 2019 is still about PDP and APC. It won’t continue forever, hopefully, but they have a say in how quickly the…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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Opinion

Yola DisCo: Matters Arising and Why BPE Needs To Suspend Its Re-privatisation, By Odion Omonfoman

It would therefore be more practical to consider a different approach and re-design of the privatisation model for Yola DisCo to achieve a successful re-privatisation. Breaking up Yola DisCo into several DisCos along state boundaries, and also adopting the concession model are strategies that would ensure success of its re-privatisation.…
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Opinion

2019 Budget: Finding Money For Nigeria’s Budget Cycles, By Oluseun Onigbinde

Nigeria needs to boldly face its issues, and the post-election era in 2019 is another window for doing the right thing. We cannot keep expanding expenditure without a review of the other side of the equation - The federal government needs at least N2 trillion in new revenues to be…
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Opinion

2019 Presidential Poll: The Need For A Clean Break From Parochialism and Nepotism, By Fidelis Nwagwu

...it is evident that there cannot be a more parochial and nepotistic president as Buhari. Buhari deserves to be voted out in 2019 to put a halt to his brutal haughtiness of appointing his relations in government positions without shame or being bothered by either the collective concerns of Nigerians…
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Opinion

Points for Concern and Action, By Olusegun Obasanjo

I am concerned as a democrat who believes that with faithful and diligent practice of democracy, we can get over most of our political problems and move steadfastly and surefootedly on the course of stability, unity of purpose, socio-economic growth and progress for all. Democracy becomes a sham if elections…
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Opinion

Why the Idea of NEDG/BON Debates Must Be Permanently Killed, By ‘Tope Fasua

The so-called ‘Nigerian’ Elections Debate Group is the number one enemy of the Nigerian people because it has actively shut out the voices of the people, and deprived them of much needed hope, catharsis, expression, variety of ideas, and even a much-needed intellectual entertainment via the debate. There is only…
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Columns

Africa’s Stunning Victory Against the International Criminal Court, By Owei Lakemfa

It was a sweet victory against the neo-colonial powers who tried to humiliate the continent by hurling an African president on trumped up charges of murder, rape, inhumane acts, and persecution. But the painful aspect is that an innocent man was abducted in his country, imprisoned without trial for five…
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