Columns

Nigeria 2019: The Other Elections That Really Matter, By Rafiq Raji

The big states, like Lagos, Kano, and Rivers, get some attention, though. And deservedly so. But because state politics tend to be in the firm grip of so-called ‘godfathers’, most people do not even bother to make the effort. I reiterate the need for conducting the presidential, parliamentary and gubernatorial…
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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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Columns

Party Primaries, Direct and Indirect Dismissal of Popular Mandates, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...what is clear is that this season of primaries has shown the fragility of our democracy. Once again, it has become clear to all that Nigerian democracy has a great weakness because of the lack of respect for internal party democracy and the consequent recurrent disrespect for party rules, particularly…
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Columns

Tinubu Is the Problem, Not the Solution, By Majeed Dahiru

Like every champion's era does ultimately, Tinubu’s reign is gradually coming to an end. The upset caused by a barely educated Ademola Adeleke of the PDP against the sophisticated APC apparatchik in the recent gubernatorial election in Tinubu’s satellite state of Osun is an indication that bad governance occasioned by…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: What Will Be Your Legacy?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

If you choose to repudiate self and focus on building an enduring legacy, you are in a position to charge our trajectory, especially in the Southwest by working with your political Sir, in twenty years what will you be remembered for? What current of political philosophy or social advancement would…
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Columns

Tinubu the Ap’ejalodo and His Strange Fish Friend, By Festus Adedayo

With his reported stiff-necked disposition against Ambode’s second term, Asiwaju’s strange fish friend has apparently taken him to a colossal height of earthly conquests where he sees himself as God’s deputy in Lagos. Like Mrs. Ap’ejalodo, on this Ambode issue, Asiwaju cannot understand the diffidence of a mere mortal like…
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Opinion

Direct Primaries: Smart Politics, Good for Governance, By Babafemi Ojudu

If general elections were meant to determine the person who can best serve a constituency, then a direct primary, in my opinion, will elect the best person who will be most capable of winning a popular vote. This will save the winner the embarrassment of having to be looking for…
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