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Any Day, Any Time, Atiku Will Make A Far Better President Than Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

One of the biggest mistakes this country ever made was to allow APC to come into power in Nigeria. It must be sent packing in 2019. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dodged a bullet; a bomb even with the conduct of its presidential primaries a few days ago. This was…
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Opinion

Yemi Osinbajo: the Right Kind of Change For 2019, By Emmanuel Nwachukwu

Professor Osinbajo epitomises the change Nigeria needs at this juncture of our history - the change he is unable to deliver by virtue of his current position. Watching the vice president in a canoe reaching out to people ravaged by recent floods was a classic example in ‘servant leadership’. Watching…
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Columns

2019: A Brief Manual of Nigerian Politics, By Reuben Abati

I have given this broad portrait to paint a picture of where Nigerian politics is, and to all aspiring office seekers, including the experienced ones, I offer the following simple instructions, cynically, but we must together respect what the facts The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Re-election Bid and the Political Storm Ahead, By Yohanna Bwala

It is quite amusing how the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) engages in self-deception, with claims of ‘not losing sleep’ over the political implications of losing influential members to a major opposition party. The increased level of consultations within the APC party hierarchy alone is an indication of…
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Opinion

How Not To Redistribute the Illicitly Acquired Funds of the Abacha Family, By ‘Kunle Uthman

It is, therefore, reasonable to conclude that it is impracticable to implement the terms of the MoU, that the government officials and parties know this as a fact and the involved local Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or even the World Bank are ill equipped to appropriately monitor this Targeted Cash…
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Columns

2019: The Shape of Things To Come, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Despite the gloom and political turmoil in the offing, I still believe in the Nigerian spirit of resilience and capacity to brace odds. I also hope the drumbeats of war will be curtailed such that compromises will replace hostilities, good reasoning will replace power mongering, selfishness will replace patriotism and…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s 2019 Election: Background and Setting, By Edwin Madunagu

We are now less than nine months to the next presidential election. Formally and officially, the dominant parties of Nigeria’s ruling classes still remain the APC, the PDP and APGA. Although another round of major associations and dissociations, combinations and separations is under way, a decisive move, comparable to the…
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