Opinion

The Ethnic Victory of 2015 and An Apology, By Moses E. Ochonu

...Buhari’s ethnic coalition got away with arguably the biggest political scam in Nigeria’s history, managing to recruit many unsuspecting Nigerians into what they knew to be an ethnic agenda to capture power. It is now quite clear that what happened in Nigeria in 2015 was not a revolution but a…
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Columns

What the VP Debate Taught Us About the Alternatives To APC/PDP, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The vice-presidential debate has taught us that the alternate parties are not ready. YPP, ANN and ACPN are approximately one-man shows incapable of running a government. If elected, Ezekwesili, Moghalu and Durotoye would struggle to constitute a proper None of Ezekwesili, Durotoye or Moghalu has an able deputy; that’s a…
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Columns

Why the North Should Not Take The Rest of Nigeria for Granted, By Majeed Dahiru

...the North has an opportunity to take advantage of the Atiku alternative with the prospects of re-uniting a sharply divided country, because he enjoys the confidence of a broader plurality To continue to insist on the Buhari candidacy in 2019, will mean the North is taking the rest of Nigeria…
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Columns

The Drift Towards Executive Recklessness, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

For the Buhari administration, the anti-corruption fight is no longer a potent political tool, and for the average Nigerian, the political class is one and the same. This perception, wrong or right, is one reason why the government should tread carefully. Government must watch its actions to avoid tending towards…
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Columns

The Nine Kinds Of People Opposing Buhari’s Second-Term Bid, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...more than half the opposition to his ambition has nothing to do with corruption but with his shortcomings. Like the previous piece, this list is not exhaustive. Buhari’s opponents who see no place for themselves here can create a tenth or eleventh or twelfth group. I have had an interesting…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Third Year Scorecard, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...however much we disagree with the details, the basic facts remain that the almost three years later, the Buhari presidency is functioning below the expectations of many Nigerians. The disappointments are too many; and to pick up the government on any of these regrets in exhaustive terms is quite a…
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