Columns

Restructuring: This Too Shall Come To Pass, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...that the merry-go-round called restructuring today, a sovereign national conference and constitutional conference etc. will change nomenclature the next time around is annoying. Besides, the more we clamour for change the more things remain static. The agitations appear louder now than the president has given the agitators the cold shoulder,…
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Opinion

APC, President Buhari, Nigerians and Our Psyche of Politicking, By David Dimas

I exhort Nigerians that it is high time we changed this skewed political psyche of politicking. We must exercise our rights and play our role to further the growth of democracy in Nigeria. It is what good citizens do in democracy. “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and…
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Opinion

Let’s Talk About Hate Speech, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...visionary leadership is needed to mediate bitterness and mis-understanding and give every section of Nigeria a sense of equal worth, not necessarily attained at the expense of others. In this enterprise, however, Nigeria has largely been The PDP governments of recent years made a mess. President Buhari promised to change…
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Opinion

2019 Elections In September 2017 — Nigeria Now In ‘Political Recession’, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...I’ve always thought Nigeria needs to switch to a single term of six years for presidents — focus on all you can do in those six years and never be burdened by the distraction of re-election. It would be the perfect scenario to help the country avoid phases like the…
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Opinion

Electoral Justice in Kenya and Nigeria, By Femi Falana

...it is undoubtedly clear that the Supreme Court of Kenya has freed itself from the dangerous influence of Nigerian courts by jettisoning the doctrines of substantial compliance and proof of election petitions beyond reasonable doubt. In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2016, it has also embraced technology…
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Opinion

What’s Really the Fuss About Aisha Alhassan’s Statement?, By Sikiru Akinola

Is that we believe if Asiwaju Bola Tinubu decides to run against Buhari, Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed will support the latter? Or that the spokesperson of the ruling APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, will support Buhari against Saraki?‎ Who does not know that this government came in through the coalition of…
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Opinion

A President and His 32″ TV, By Garba Shehu

A country struggling with its economy should consider herself lucky with a leader who husbands state resources as prudently as he does his personal resources. When Bayo Omoboriowo, the restless personal photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari barged in on the president requesting to have his picture taken as he watched…
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