Columns

Who Listens To The North?, By Azu Ishiekwene

After decades of hearing both reactionaries, self-appointed messiahs and opportunists, claiming to speak for the North, the people are now obliged to listen, not to the voices of politicians and religious charlatans, who have robbed and despoiled them, but to voices from the streets. Journalist and former minister of Youth…
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The Peoples Democratic Congress And The All Progressives Party, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The Nigerian electorate must analyse the raging prostitution of partisan interests beyond its potential to oust Buhari from government. It may or may not hurt Buhari in 2019, but it will surely hurt democracy and, by extension, the people. There has never been a time in Nigeria’s political history when…
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Columns

Politics and the Institutional Disconnect In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The disconnect between the people and the politician is almost total and that has been a tragedy for the process of our democratic politics, as many leaders have been socialised to believe that they do not need the people. On Monday, the Northern Union organised an anniversary lecture to honour…
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Columns

GEJ, Abdullahi, Oduah and the Missing Verses, By Louis Odion

The only conclusion that could be drawn from Oduah's revelation is that she and Diezani were both shamelessly locked in a cold war over long-suffering Madam Patience's fine husband. Now, if a scavenger gets swollen-headed over the possession of a treasure found by accident, what's expected of the original owner?…
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Columns

A Peculiar Paradox: Teachers Failing While Their Students “Pass” Exams, By Jibrin Ibrahim

What we members of the Nigerian elite have lacked is a sense of enlightened self-interest. We failed to realise that if we do not build and develop our society, we will have no society to live in. If we think it does not matter to us, we should know that…
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Opinion

Rio 2016 Olympics Fallout: Solomon Ogba’s Attack on Bolaji Abdullahi, By Olukayode Thomas

So what does Ogba expect from Abdullahi, the man who made his reelection possible after the Rio flop? A pat on the back for a job well done? Or a genuine appraisal of our failure and solutions? Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Solomon Ogba’s response to former Sports Minister,…
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