Opinion

Atiku-Obi Ticket: The Devil In the Detail, By Banji Ojewale

...it’s not enough to hail the Atiku-Obi team as the ideal presidential stuff. The party needs to work on them. They aren’t angels spared human foibles despite their outstanding characteristics and achievements. We must brace for a rift, which must come because we are talking of two strong personalities, each…
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Columns

Deji Adeyanju and the Police’s Entanglement In Partisan Politics, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the Police will have to live with the truth they don’t want to hear: they’re no different from politicians; they’re Siamese twins with the APC government that fights corruption in the opposition but pampers corrupt elements in its own house. For a moment, it appeared the Police had a case…
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Columns

“Transition Hours”: President Jonathan Writes Back, By Reuben Abati

This must be a book close to his heart. He uses it to settle scores and to explain the main issues of his era as president. I consider this a must read for all Nigerians and students of the Nigerian process. President Jonathan offers a personal portrait of his own…
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Columns

Buhari the Dead and His Body Double, By Festus Adedayo

My haunch is that Mr. President’s manifestation of acute withdrawal, austere energy for governance and other indices is a withdrawal syndrome associated with sufferers of the kind of ailment that he's battled, who is probably manifesting the effects of exotic drugs administered to keep him alive. The notorious rumour in…
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Columns

2019: Refocusing On Issues, Not Personalities, By Dele Agekameh

We ought to engage candidates on the cardinal issues when we have the opportunity to do so, and not spend the whole time debating their standing as individuals and candidates. Nigeria is heading into general elections in a few months’ time and political posturing has begun for the race ahead.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

On The Horns of A Dilemma: Our Morton’s Fork, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For those of us who understand how left behind we are, the selection of Buhari and Atiku feels like a concerted operation against Nigeria's greatness. Neither of these two will bring real development nor relief to the citizens. We are confronted with the stark option of choosing between a bandit…
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Opinion

Oshiomhole Crisis: Why Tinubu Is Failing In Leadership, By SKC Ogbonnia

Having been instrumental in installing Oshiomhole as chairman, the former Lagos governor is merely saving face, busy manoeuvring to see if the former Edo State governor can become who he is not. The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) has become worse since Comrade Adams Oshiomhole became the party’s…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

President Buhari’s Non-Existent School Certificate, By Femi Aribisala

Kemi Adeosun resigned because she did not have a NYSC certificate and submitted instead a forged document. Buhari should resign because he does not have a school-leaving certificate and also submitted a forged document. Imagine a situation where you applied for a job in a bank, an oil company or…
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