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Opinion

Understanding Nigeria’s President Jonathan, By Tolu Ogunlesi

"The president’s political career has been one marked by mistreatment from his superiors.” Do you remember the long “biographical sketch” on Umar Yar’Adua, published by Nasir el-Rufai in May 2009, months before the constitutional crisis precipitated by the President’s illness? The essay that showed us, to an unprecedented degree, the…
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Opinion

Institutional Crisis in the Leadership Debate, By Tunji Olaopa

Anthony ‘Lee’ Iacocca, the American businessman, titled his 2007 bestseller Where Have All the Leaders Gone? In the book, Iacocca was concerned about the role of leadership in the governance equation of any organisation. In his case, he worried about the lack of direction that characterised the political situation of…
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Opinion

Jonathan’s Canonization of Dictatorship, By Adeolu Ademoyo

President Goodluck Jonathan put ash and dirt in the mouths of Nigerians when for reasons of his own political survival recently  “canonized” Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha. Post-civil war Nigeria, the regime of Ibrahim Babangida effectively marked the commencement of the combination of the official institutionalization of corruption and state…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Centenary Celebrations And The Souls Of The Slaughtered, By Femi Fani-Kayode

On February 26, 2014 one Mr. Adegoroye wrote: "Only an insane government will be celebrating centenary while the youths, women, children and citizens are being killed daily in cold blood. Rather than mourn the dead, we want to celebrate one hundred years of a failed state ruled by a failed…
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