Opinion

Preliminary Notes On #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu

...how do we assess #RevolutionNow? We may begin by asserting that proclamations of revolutions are not new. In fact, in certain circumstances, a proclamation is necessary, if not mandatory — if it is a “people’s revolution” or a “revolution of the people.” But this proclamation is made not to herald…
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Columns

How The Lawan Senate Failed its First Major Test, By Reuben Abati

This screening process has been totally without rigour or colour. It is the Senate’s first major test under Ahmed Lawan’s watch and the result is woeful, if not absolutely ludicrous. Before now, the Senate had promised Nigerians that it would conduct a rigorous screening process. Instead, it has chosen to…
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Opinion

As President Buhari Joins PDP, By Sonala Olumhense

Under Buhari, no corruption case initiated by the administration has seen any conviction. Precedent is clear that members of Buhari’s cabinet and party under investigation or trial will either have their cases dropped, or benefit from what I call “Nollywood trials”: The kind that go on year after year after…
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Columns

Obaseki In the Mouth of the Boa Constrictor, By Festus Adedayo

<blockquote>Porcupines are very unassuming but potentially dangerous Their incisors vibrate against each other could fatally injure potential attackers or even cause their death. Let the boa constrictor, the Nigerian godfather, be wary of the coming of porcupines. The Obasekis might just as well herald their political deaths. Ghanaian traditional Ewe…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Don’t You Already Regret Voting for Buhari?, By Femi Aribisala

What were you thinking voting for Buhari? Thanks to him, the Nigerian economy is in tatters. Farming is hazardous, with herdsmen on the rampage. Travel by road is now dangerous, with kidnappers on the loose. The government has returned Nigeria to a high debtor status, from which we were once…
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Columns

Munching Sour Nigeria Over Delicious Pounded Yam, By Festus Adedayo

Speaking on a topic he said was a slap-dash title called "The Academic Craft", Obadare dwelled on ideas of how to be an academic, together with its accompanying qualifications of a moral canvass and infrastructural imperatives. According to him, the talk was cobbled together to explain the academic in the…
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Columns

In Search of the Real Oshiomhole, By Azu Ishiekwene

...where’s the real Oshiomhole? Where’s the Oshiomhole who fought godfathers at every turn and insisted on the right of the people to make their choices? Where’s the Oshiomhole who railed against patronage and canvassed meritocracy? Where’s the Oshiomhole who disdained cronyism and extolled competence? As I watched the video again…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

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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