Opinion

Nigeria 2019: Of Voided Votes and Inconclusive State Polls, By Rafiq Raji

"...In Rivers, until further notice the elections due to violence in polling units and collation centres, staff being taken hostage and election materials, including results sheets, seized or destroyed by unauthorised persons. There is no doubt that the electoral process there was severely compromised.” If this conclusion is also made…
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Why PDP’s Loss In Ekiti Is Bad News For the APC and Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of the APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi had won the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, APC spin-doctors went into overdrive. Lai Mohammed, well-loved by all and sundry…
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Opinion

Between the Despots in Power and the Despots In Waiting, By Chris Ngwodo

Nigerian politicians are unwilling to curb the excessive powers of the executive because they want to wield such powers themselves. In a sense, Nigerian politics is a contest between despots in power and despots in waiting. What Frantz Fanon once said of the native is also true of Nigerian elites:…
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Troubled Times Ahead for the APC Coalition, By Femi Aribisala

In the first-coming of Buhari, he was overthrown by his allies. If he does not play his cards right, his second-coming may be no different from his first. After a short interlude from its near implosion over the choice of its legislative leadership, the APC should be back on its…
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Opinion

Jiti Ogunye on the National Assembly Crises, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

The Ife University management, then led by Professor Michael Faborode, had rusticated some Students’ Union leaders: Akinola Saburi (Malcom X), Ogunma Segun Adrew (Karl Marx), Taiwo Hassan (Soweto), Tunde Dairo (Barry Blacky) and others for politically-motivated reasons and had the very vibrant Union proscribed. The students, particularly we then freshmen,…
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Guest Columns

Buhari and the Lessons of June 9th, By SKC Ogbonnia

Party indiscipline, which had been a cancer of past regimes, is now full grown. The events since the inauguration of Nigeria’s Eighth National Assembly are not trending exactly like the making of the change the world had hoped for when Muhammadu Buhari was elected president. The opposition is already weakened…
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