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

Asiwaju Tinubu, Where Is Comrade Sowore?, By SKC Ogbonnia

Although they worked together in 2015 against the common enemy in the gross misrule under PDP, quite alright, Sowore has always seen Tinubu as the godfather of the corrupt cabal stifling progress in South-West Therefore, even if Tinubu ...has no hands in the travails of the stoic silence suggests clear…
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Columns

Tinubu As A Glorified Power Hostage, By Majeed Dahiru

While focusing on Obasanjo’s personality, Tinubu and his cheerleaders fail to appreciate the grim reality of the slide of Buhari’s Nigeria into a totalitarian and autocratic state comparable only to the Abacha military junta in the history of Nigeria. Those who feed the tiger with hopes of taming it usually…
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Nigerian-Style Democracy, By Femi Aribisala

In Nigeria, democracy merely becomes yet another tool for seizing power illegally. In effect, elections are hardly different from military coups. The system of government favoured by Nigerians has always been the democratic system. Even military governments in Nigeria seize power ostensibly in the interest of upholding or promoting democratic…
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Columns

The Good and Bad of Buhari’s June 12 Declaration, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The time has come for the electorate to be ‘greedy in a positive way’, if there is anything like that. The politicians do not really care about us. They don’t really care about us! That is why Buhari, leader of the December 31, 1983 coup d’etat, is suddenly trying to…
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Opinion

The South Is a Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy, By SKC Ogbonnia

The recent Hand Shake Across the Niger is a bold step forward, no doubt, but its strategy is tangentially myopic. Such strategy has already given rise to the emerging nickname, “The Igbo/Yoruba Summit”, which is enough to create peppering mistrust among the minorities in the South. It can be misconstrued…
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