Opinion

Obasanjo: Following Good Intentions With Bad Actions, By SKC Ogbonnia

...the gallery at Obasanjo’s launch of the Third Force, aka, Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), might have effortlessly ruptured the balloon of public goodwill that followed OBJ’s salvo to Buhari, which was initially inflated by a cocktail of desires for true change. Without doubt, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) is an…
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Opinion

Aisha Buhari: Medicine After Death, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

Regardless of what becomes of the Buhari presidency, the Aisha Buhari BBC Hausa Service interview episode will remain a permanent stain on her husband’s presidency. This is because it is a mini form of spousal referendum on a man seen as one of Africa’s most respected living president today. She…
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Opinion

Oshiomhole: Fearing Holes When Your Name Ends With ‘Hole’, By Reno Omokri

I read Governor Adams Oshiomhole's comments to the effect that he heard from the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, that former President Goodluck Jonathan had told him (Chief Oyegun) that after the election, he would put Governor Oshiomhole in a hole, but today the ex-president…
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Guest Columns

Canvassing Youths Into a Poverty Developing Party, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Truth be told, Nigerians need another national party that is formidable enough to keep the APC on its toes. Otherwise, a Poverty Developing Party that subjected Nigerians to servitude for 16 good years does not deserve our sympathy and support. In order to really re-brand and re-build itself, the PDP…
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Opinion

Biased Reporting of the Senate Presidency Election, By Olukayode Thomas

Media houses, especially reporters, must realise that their credibility is like virginity; once lost, due to the compromise of values, it can never be regained and the regrets of such acts of indiscretion may last a lifetime. The Nigerian media's reputation for bias and pecuniary journalism is legendary. Sadly, our…
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Guest Columns

An Oil Sector Reform Agenda for the Buhari Administration, By Dauda Garuba

...bad practices have prevented Nigeria’s oil industry from operating competitively. The industry has not only been denied the required environment for strict commercial and professional operations, but its regulatory agencies and the state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have remained weak and unaccountable. Nigeria recently welcomed new…
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Opinion

Why I’m Against Femi Adesina’s Appointment, By Jafaar Jafaar

Let me state clearly that I do not support the idea of appointing the editor-in-chief of The Sun Newspapers, Femi Adesina as Buhari's spokesman. I have nothing personal against Mr. Adesina but I believe his appointment would breed peer enmity and transfer of anger. Adesina is the man who authorised…
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Issues of the Day

Orangutans, Meerkats, and Marilyn Ogar’s Carrot, By Pius Adesanmi

I have good news for Ms. Marilyn Ogar, spokesperson for the Department of State Services (DSS) and unworthy aspirant to the unfilled shoes of Alozie Ogugbuaja in the annals of Force public relations in Nigeria. Contrary to the harsh judgment of her performance in a recent Channels Television interview by…
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Boko Haram and The Limit of Two Narratives, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Two narratives have dominated the “understanding” and “solutions” to the evil called Boko Haram. The government of President Goodluck Jonathan, his party, PDP, and the defenders of the government hold the first narrative. Two categories of Nigerians subscribe to a second narrative. First category of people are associated with the…
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Opinion

How Jonathan Plans to Win 2015 Election (1), By Aminu Gamawa

If you think President Goodluck Jonathan has no plan or strategy on how to win the 2015 presidential election you are dead wrong. I just finished reading a document produced by Goodluck Jonathan’s political advisers and strategists. The title of the document is “2013-2015: Political power and governance road map.”…
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