Opinion

Between Tinubu and Buhari: The Modern Day Afonja and Alimi, By Reno Omokri

My advise to you, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is this: a woman who continues to make herself available to a man that only remembers her when he needs her services to satisfy his lustfulness should not be surprised when her own children deny that she is their mother! The present trials…
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Guest Columns

Nnamani and the Abuja Racket, By Louis Odion

On electoral reforms, one of its priorities should be helping to formulate a constitutional basis for the adoption of the innovative card-reader to become part of our electoral culture, thereby quashing noxious precedent set not too long ago by the court which had curiously entered a judgement invalidating its use.…
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Opinion

Ondo Gubernatorial Polls: Waterloo Beckons at the Progressives Again, By Yemi Olowolabi

Anyone seeking external endorsement to govern the proudly republican people of Ondo State is obviously planning to fail. External blessing is a curse, especially when dramatised in the manner allegedly pronounced by the amiable wife of a monumental politician. My message to the aspirants is simple: Work hard to earn…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity and a Culture of Scapegoating, By Ikeogu Oke

The current situation requires supportive action, understanding, patience and sacrifice from the generality of Nigerians, as one would expect from good members of a family whose breadwinner suddenly lost their job or had their wages reduced drastically; and who, not of their own making, lacks the savings to cushion the…
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Columns

In Nigeria Democracy Survives, But Not Because of Political Science, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yes indeed, the state of the Nigerian State is serious. The State is crumbling before our eyes and it is clear that a rescue mission is necessary. The community of political science has a duty at this time to work on a cure for the sickness of the State before…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ìpónjú Makes Me Yorùbá: What Else?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yorùbá as an ethnocultural identity has always been invented and reinvented as an adversarial reaction to the pressure of new collective identities. For a forceful, united, unified and purposeful identity, there must be ideals to live by that must never be broken, infringed upon or dishonoured. As of today,…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Defeat of President Buhari’s Idealism, By Femi Aribisala

It is clear from the announced names of Buhari’s proposed ministers that these are not the people he took four months to select. Things have not been going according to plan for President Buhari. For the last four months since his famous victory, the president has been engaged in a…
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Columns

National Assembly Elections and the Trouble Within, By Steve Ayorinde

A lot would still have to unravel on why President Muhammadu Buhari, who had earlier publicised his indifference to whoever emerges as the National Assembly leaders, all of a sudden and fresh from the G-7 meeting in Germany, would be said to have convened a meeting with all the APC…
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Guest Columns

Buhari’s Contradictions Versus the Helpless Frustrations and Jabs of Jonathan’s Apologists!, By Frisky Larr

The signs thus far are looking pretty positive. Pronouncements and the quality of contacts, as well as the nature of interactions observed in the camp of the President-elect, have been giving more hope than frustration under the microscopic view of a holistic appraisal. The rumoured names of prospective stewards in…
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