Opinion

Jibrin: An Undisputed Kingmaker In the House of Representatives, By Idris Omolabake

Jibrin has succeeded in 'installing' two different speakers of the House of Representatives in two different circumstances, first through a rebellion against the establishment; and the other in enforcing the position of the same establishment. The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila,…
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Opinion

Donald Trump and the March To War In the Persian Gulf, By Phillip van Niekerk

How does the fit in? In the Washington echo chamber, no one has even attempted to explain how exactly Iran represents an existential threat to the , except maybe as a nuclear power, and that is exactly what the JCPOA sought to address. The origins of the escalation of tensions…
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Columns

Lamentations As Boko Haram Technically Defeats Buratai’s Army, By Majeed Dahiru

While the political leadership of Nigeria was basking in the euphoria of a false sense of triumph, the dynamics in the theatre of war has changed from civilian terrorism to a full blown insurgency, which has seen ISWAP take ground forces of mainly the Nigerian army head on, leaving many…
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Opinion

Quick Steps To Transform A Decaying Nigeria, By Femi Akinfolarin

Reorganise the judiciary completely, and have an advisory committee of the Nigerian Judicial Council that would be composed of foreigners who would have the right to remove the chief judge or otherwise discipline any erring judicial official. All crimes would be punishable by deportation once the person has been convicted.…
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Opinion

2019 Election Petition: All Eyes On The Judiciary, By Mahmud Abubakar

In view of the emerging evidence of collusion, lies and outright falsehood about the conduct of the 2019 presidential election and the release of results, everyone now looks up to the judiciary to determine the truth about who won that election. Also, in many parts of the country, the environment…
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Opinion

Second Term: Oshiomhole As A Governing Cancer, By SKC Ogbonnia

The objective fact is that Adams Oshiomhole neither has any sense of history nor the vision to lead a progressive party. Instead of fortifying the cardinal principles of the APC, which promote inclusiveness, diversity of opinion, and mass empowerment, the only vision Nigerians have seen from the former union activist…
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Celebrating Democracy Day With Election Rigmarole, By Femi Aribisala

No June 12 declaration as Democracy Day can obfuscate the rape of democracy we have just witnessed. What we have in Nigeria is not government of the people by the people and for the people; but government of the government by the government and for the government. The Nigeria of…
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