Columns

From “Comrade” to “Come Raid”, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Forward back in time. And that news report was of one of the more intellectually exciting of that gang. And his metamorphosis but a metaphor for the journey most of me fellow travellers have completed over the last thirty years. From passionate “comrade” to vicious “come raid” proponents, nearly all…
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Opinion

Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum: Reflections on the Supreme Court Judgment, By Inibehe Effiong

Introduction: I have perused the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered on Thursday, the 13th day of February, 2020 in the case between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) & 2 Ors. V. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo & 3 Ors. The Supreme Court in its 24 pages lead judgment delivered by His…
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Opinion

Engaging Nigeria’s Ruling Class, By Edwin Madunagu

...only the Nigerian Left can answer the questions posed above without equivocation and then re-pose current questions, including those of “Movement of the presidency in 2023”, “Operation Amotekun”, “Restructuring”, “National Security”, etc, in the interest of the masses and in the true interest of the nation. Nigeria’s ruling class has…
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Opinion

Chief Emiola Adesina: The Passing of a Social Landscape Architect, By Adewale Ajadi

For me I celebrate Baale and his He was a bridging leader long before the polarisation of today made that term a necessity. A social landscape architect who wove the tapestry of national culture seamlessly into communities and institutions alike, yet who was forever a committed and disciplined Ibadan man…
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Opinion

As the Supreme Court Reviews Its Decision On Imo Governorship Election, By Chidi Odinkalu

Nigeria’s experiment in elective governance can hardly survive by choosing to replace INEC’s arbitrariness with judicial imponderability. This is why the sitting of the Court on Tuesday matters. In 2008, the Supreme Court scorned the notion of deciding election disputes based on principles as “vague, nebulous and large.” On 18…
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Opinion

Budget: The Soothing Embrace of the Senate and NDDC Interim Management, By Ifeatu Agbu

That patriotic act by the lawmakers strengthened the bond of friendship that came in handy for Nunieh and her team. This was evident from the convivial atmosphere that suffused the committee room and more or less smoothened out the rough edges, as the senators asked questions on the NDDC budget.…
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Columns

Big Brother Nigeria: Still A Toddler In African Politics, By Owei Lakemfa

The politics leading to the Summit and the bruising campaigns over the ACfTA leadership, which began on Friday February 7 might have rubbed off on the AU succession process. The South African group had accused President Buhari of conducting a political battle on ACfTA, where the requirement is Nigeria may…
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Columns

Please Lets Use Our Jumu’ah Pulpits To Pray For Our Country and Leaders!, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All Praise is due to Allah, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone…
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Columns

Borno and Nigeria’s Growing Distance from the President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Over the past few weeks, the National Assembly, political and civil society have made clear demands that the service chiefs whose terms have expired should make way for a new set of leaders that might be able to bring renewed zeal and tactics into security revisioning. The president has however…
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