Columns

Ekiti Electoral Corruption and Our “Baa Ko Daya” Politics, By Festus Adedayo

'Baa ko daya' is a metaphor for the kind of politics that has become the poster of the general Nigerian politics since then. It is an ascendancy of totalitarian politics, where politicians seek to have every vote through hook or crook. Vote alteration, ballot box snatching, compromise of electorate and…
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Opinion

Biafra: The South-East Igbo Did Not Kill Ahmadu Bello, By SKC Ogbonnia

All these go without saying that the ongoing propaganda by the federal authorities to isolate the current Biafran agitation to the South-East is a serious security gamble. The truth is that the Biafran struggle has never been a solely South-East affair. Besides millions of Igbo South-South people, including Nzeogwu, the…
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Opinion

OOTC: Please Who ‘Spoilt’ Nigeria?, By Chude Jideonwo

The question really is simple: if our succession of leaders were so sterling, so high achieving, and so distinguished – then how exactly did our country collapse? There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you. We don’t…
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Columns

The Igbo Question: A Response to Jibrin Ibrahim, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Identity politics in Nigeria is very much alive, well and thriving. It’s an elite preoccupation. Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim is one of Nigeria’s most astute and reputable political scientists. He is a very able thought leader, civic activist and intellectual and an unlikely convert to the visceral world of Nigeria’s rent…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria: Cleaning The Augean Stable, By Charles Anyiam

For those of us who are still busy questioning President Muhammadu Buhari's pace at "assembling his team" and coming up with his government's policy, my response is simply this: Ladies and gentlemen! The horse has since left the barn. And it's time to clean the augean stable. Since gaining independence…
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Opinion

Tools of Uthman Dan Fodio’s Estate (1), By ‘Remi Oyeyemi

Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, recently told the world an open secret – that the ongoing crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a result of the “New thinking in the North” aimed at appropriating total control of power to the exclusion of…
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