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Columns

The Consequences of A Second Buhari Term, By Majeed Dahiru

Going into the rescheduled 2019 presidential election in a few days, Nigerians are presented with clearly contrasting choices in the two frontline candidates. Before investing their democratic capital on either President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Economy and the Bad Manager Syndrome, By Olufemi Boyede

We take one step forward and a hundred steps backward. Policies are invented from the moon and almost circumvented at the point of implementation, while players and policy handlers carry on as if the nation is a pawn on a chessboard. Obviously no nation can make appreciable progress if bedevilled…
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Amosun’s Treasonable Mischief and Other Stories, By Louis Odion

Not until Muntader al-Zaidi’s act of suicidal daring was the world jolted to shoe-throwing as a form of Arab expression of deep social anger. Visiting President George Bush was only beginning to warm into a joint press conference with the Iraqi leader in Baghdad in the winter of 2008 when…
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Opinion

How Foreign Aid Fuels African Media’s Payola Problem, By Prue Clarke

NEW YORK – At a recent press conference, a small group of Liberian journalists made a courageous admission: they confessed they were all “on the take.” To supplement salaries as low as $40 a month, the journalists said they often rely on payments from the very people they write about.…
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Drum Beating, Dancers Ready: Why Did Yakubu Stop the Beat?, By Festus Adedayo

It is no news that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections that were to hold yesterday. It is also no news that angers, frustration and condemnation of this decision have jammed the Nigerian electoral space. A number of contesting theories have sprung…
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Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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Columns

Of Luigi Di Maio and Macron’s ‘Civilisational Problems’, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

The real civilisational problem is the ungodly culture of exploitation that Macron and his elite peers inherited from their ancestors, which continues to impoverish and dehumanise Africans. It’s a vice-like grip on the throats of Africans, just like Dracula, sucking the life blood of the people to nourish the much-advertised…
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