Columns

Edo State: Of Oshiomhole, Saraki and Other Allegories, By Festus Adedayo

The PDP and APC are the Dog and Tortoise in the above allegory and are partners in crime, whose modes of operation are reflective of the rot that our society has become. Rather than struggle for positions, get them and seek to better the polity, they both go regularly on…
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Columns

Crocodile Tears For Zamfara and a Culture of Interference, By Azu Ishiekwene

Zamfara was the metaphor of APC’s catastrophic primaries in a number of states and Oshiomhole cannot pretend otherwise. In Delta, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun and Lagos, it was a shambolic spectre of bribes, shady deals, intimidation, blackmail and rules-bending in varying degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all outcomes.…
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Columns

Walking the Path of Another Coup At Dawn and Its Martial Song, By Festus Adedayo

Even though the world over, the norm is that the party that has the majority in the parliament should have the ancillary benefit of producing its principal officers, it is not done in defiance of parliamentary rules, which dictate that the exercise is the absolute prerogative of the two chambers.…
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Opinion

Kwara After O To Ge: APC, Abdul-Razaq and Burdens of Transformation, By Omotayo Suleiman

As the 'O To Ge' caravan gets ready for city-wide victory dances, in the euphoria of a long anticipated triumph, the enormity of the tasks ahead and the deep leadership imperatives that come to the fore, must necessarily occupy the thoughts of key leaders. Ululations are in order. Never has…
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Opinion

2019 Kwara Elections: Why the National APC Matters, By Shehu Bashir

May I however, kindly take it for granted that my message is taken, digested and understood by party members, elders and aspirants without any iota of misjudgment or misrepresentation. I mean no harm to anyone but I am only passionate about the party's victory and Kwara's freedom from the shackles…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Re-election Bid and the Political Storm Ahead, By Yohanna Bwala

It is quite amusing how the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) engages in self-deception, with claims of ‘not losing sleep’ over the political implications of losing influential members to a major opposition party. The increased level of consultations within the APC party hierarchy alone is an indication of…
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Columns

Saraki, Sowore and Nigeria’s Barabbas Moment, By Pius Adesanmi

In both men, we are offered two opposed visions, two opposed possibilities for our country. Both men represent a symbolic struggle. That struggle is bigger than them. Where we stand, what we say or do not say, represents a position we are taking in that struggle. Our stance represents a…
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