Columns

Kano Politics and the Decline of Values, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The value that emerged from rigging and cynical “development” can only push the people further away from democratic politics. If the peoples' votes do not count, then the values that would triumph in future would be violence and thuggery. Nonetheless, we cannot give up on the core value of accountability.…
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Inconclusive Vote: Buhari’s Disclaimer, By Azu Ishiekwene

In all the states where the elections were inconclusive, it seems obvious that desperate politicians want to bend the vote, they want an outcome other than what the people want. That’s asking for trouble. Buhari must not yield to blackmail or allow his office to be used for vote trafficking.…
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Columns

Nigeria 2019: The Other Elections That Really Matter, By Rafiq Raji

The big states, like Lagos, Kano, and Rivers, get some attention, though. And deservedly so. But because state politics tend to be in the firm grip of so-called ‘godfathers’, most people do not even bother to make the effort. I reiterate the need for conducting the presidential, parliamentary and gubernatorial…
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Beneath Ganduje’s Babaringa, By Dele Agekameh

...if Ganduje insists on his innocence, the people deserve a more robust response and denial than the flimsy ‘cloning’ excuse that remains the only official response from the governor’s representatives. A shameful video surfaced online recently, purportedly showing the governor of a key northern state engaging in a disgraceful act…
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Opinion

Trump, the Tragic Case of Bridget Agbahime and the Death of a Nation, By Chido Onumah

By not bringing the killers of Agbahime to book, the Nigerian state is inadvertently telling us that us that ours is a lawless state; that Nigeria is Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia, where warlords rule and deranged zealots exert “justice” based on their demented vision of religious codes. Two weeks ago,…
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Opinion

Kano Blasphemy Killing: Where Is Justice for Bridget Agbahime?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

But this government can still redeem itself and that is what it should do by revisiting the Agbahime case and making sure those who needlessly killed that woman are truly punished. Otherwise, not only that this country will continue to be a laughing stock in the eyes of the world,…
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Opinion

Open Letter to Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, By Abdulmumin Jibrin

Dear Sirs, I write to express my fervent concerns over your recent face-off as the two political leaders of Kano State, who have come a long way together as friends, political allies and colleagues for decades. Whoever takes sides to stoke the embers of enmity in order to raze down…
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