Opinion

Tambuwal, Gbajabiamila and the Treacherous Ball, By Adamu Abubakar

"He is a stabiliser and a mobiliser and a very humble and true democrat who tackles issues dispassionately. Not only did Femi conceive the Speakership project, he nurtured it and worked tirelessly and assiduously towards its reality." - Aminu Tambuwal, in Fearless, College Press, page 129. "When he contested the…
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Opinion

Floods, Eroded Hope, Self-Raising Ballot Papers and Change In Delta State, By ‘Rinsola Abiola

The situation in Delta State is all the more heart-breaking due to the fact that the state is grossly underdeveloped despite being one of those states which receives the highest federal allocation. The neighbouring Edo State receives nothing close to what Delta State does, yet, while the situation in Edo…
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Opinion

Why Buhari and Tinubu Must Beware of Hatchet Men, By Sunday Dare

The piece “Buhari Beware of Tinubu” in the September 2 edition of The Sun newspaper comes from the depleting arsenal of the forlorn amalgamation known as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At least we can say that The Sun has remained faithful. It was a propaganda vehicle of the PDP,…
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Guest Columns

Facing the Facts About African Illegal Immigration to Europe, By Olusegun Obasanjo

The sure way of prevention is the elimination of conflict and abject poverty and creation of employment in the countries where migrants originate. In the meantime, let the African Union (AU) form a bulwark to stem the spate of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. It can be…
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Opinion

As Buhari Blazes The Trail for Merit, By Reno Omokri

Recently there was a big uproar about the appointments made by President Buhari. I disagreed with those who complained that the President's appointment were lopsided. Appointments should not be made on the basis of ethnicity, region or religion. Appointments should be made strictly on merit! As far as I am…
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Opinion

Let’s Support President Buhari To Rebuild Nigeria, By Joe Igbokwe

...given the state of the nation, I am of the opinion that time has come for us to do away with this ethnic balancing in the discharge of national assignments. It has become the biggest threat to national unity and development. Everybody now thinks about his state of origin and…
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Opinion

What Brand of Progressivism Appeals to Mr. President and APC?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...after all said and done, the key question remains: what brand of progressivism appeals to Mr. President and his political party; or is progressivism, in this case, the pursuit of some primordial interests with a different name? On the surface, the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria looked calm, free, and…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari in 100 Shades of Grey, By Soji Apampa

Is the 100-day milestone a really good indicator of progress for the new administration against the backdrop of a weak, corrupt State with predatory stakeholders in an environment of economic decline? Just because it worked for Theodore Roosevelt who is credited with it, does it mean it would work for…
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Guest Columns

Buhari’s 100 Days In Office: Placing Nigeria On the Firm Path to Recovery, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Nigeria is now 100 days into President Buhari’s leadership. It is clear that he has begun the change Nigeria needs. He has shown the decisiveness, the incorruptibility, security acumen and progressive vision we voted for. He has brought the leadership we desperately need. I shudder to think where we might…
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