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Time For INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, To Resign, By Femi Aribisala

Having been caught in lies upon lies, Mahmood Yakubu should do the honourable thing for a change. It is not realistic to insist that President Buhari should fire him. That is unlikely to happen since he is working to protect the president’s interests. But there is one road still open…
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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

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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Opinion

The Necessary Decision For A Vibrant Ninth Senate, By Robert Alaba

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out clearly with a position that the presidency of the Ninth Senate has been zoned to the North-East geo-political zone. Beyond that, the party appears to have indicated in strong terms that its choice for the top job in the upper chamber…
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Columns

Allegory of the Talking Bird and Nigeria’s Zero Tendency For Mercy, By Festus Adedayo

For how long shall we continue this way? How can we escape from this existential dilemma? No Nigerian is his brother’s keeper any longer. The economic strains have further squeezed the last pints of the blood of humanity from our bloodstream, leaving us as mere languidly walking mummies on the…
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Columns

Crocodile Tears For Zamfara and a Culture of Interference, By Azu Ishiekwene

Zamfara was the metaphor of APC’s catastrophic primaries in a number of states and Oshiomhole cannot pretend otherwise. In Delta, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun and Lagos, it was a shambolic spectre of bribes, shady deals, intimidation, blackmail and rules-bending in varying degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all outcomes.…
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Who Is Afraid of Atiku Abubakar?, By Femi Aribisala

...there are indications that today’s APC government is not averse to employing the “Shugaba playbook” on Atiku. Out of nowhere, the government is now claiming that Atiku, who was Nigeria’s deputy director of Customs and the country’s vice president for eight years, is not a Nigerian after all, but actually…
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No Yoruba President In Nigeria For Another 20 Years, By Femi Aribisala

...it will be the turn of a Southerner to be president again in 2023. That Southerner must, without controversy, be an Igbo man. Any right-thinking Nigerian must see that it is not only high time for this to happen, it is essential for our national integration. It will also signal…
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