Columns

Oshiomhole, Obaseki and APC’s Game of Long Knives, By Azu Ishiekwene

...save your pity. There are no victors and no vanquished in this game, only a temporary clash of personal interests. Hopefully, Edo voters will eventually decide who they want. Hopefully. Whichever way it goes, I’m almost certain that Oshiomhole and Obaseki would patch it up when their interests align again…
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Columns

Majek Fashek and the Curse of Drug Addiction, By Festus Adedayo

...hundreds of musicians and emerging stars, especially in Nigeria, are trapped in waltz of drugs. Their excuse is that it is a performance-enhancer. They however fail to come to terms with two facts: One, that you could perform resplendently without drugs and second, drugs could cut your life short at…
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Opinion

Osinbajo and the Buhari Presidency After Abba Kyari, By ‘Tope Oriola

I have emphasised for a while that those still spending time criticising the Buhari presidency are wasting their time. This is time for solutions. This government needs This government and this country may unravel at the seams if President Buhari allows — implicitly or explicitly — his deputy to be…
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Opinion

COVID-19: The Dual Threat of A Virus and A Fake News Epidemic, By Idayat Hassan

To rapidly and effectively counter disinformation and misinformation, the Nigerian government must engage in a sustained two-way communication with her citizens. They must consistently and transparently provide information that responds to citizens concerns. The global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is happening at a time when sorting facts from fiction has…
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Why APC Should Tame Tinubu Before Oshiomhole, By SKC Ogbonnia

This is a perfect time for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to step aside. He no longer has the credibility to grandstand as the face of the APC. His exit as a national leader will solve two fundamental problems. First, it will effortlessly sweep off Oshiomhole’s tenure of un-ending crisis. Second, it…
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Opinion

The Igbo Amotekun Must Not Be In Form of Convoys, By SKC Ogbonnia

Every life matters. Moreover, the Igbo do not thrive on superficial politics. Therefore, instead of colluding with the police to promote convoys of individual security details, the South-East governors should harken to the yearnings of the masses and join their counterparts in the South-South zone by launching, without further delay,…
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Columns

Degi Whatchamacallit, David Lyon and the Fall of APC In Bayelsa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The cruel manner of Lyon’s loss will force political parties, or at the very least the leading candidates, to pay more attention first to their internal verification mechanisms and next to their internal politics. The lead-up to the 2019 general election was littered with allegations and counter-allegations of certificate forgery.…
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