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Pathway To National Dialogue and Rebirth, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should immediately initiate a process of dialogue to address multiple concerns over growing acts of violence, inter-communal and inter-religious conflicts. For the Nigerian people to accept the dialogue, there must be a serious attempt to address insecurity and growing mistrust between citizens. The trust deficit between citizens and…
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Opinion

Of Hypocrisy and Obasanjo’s ‘Condolence’ Letter, By Femi Falana

...Obasanjo has not abused the African culture by attacking the late Senator Buruji Kashamu for allegedly manipulating the law to escape justice at home and abroad. However, it is the hypocrisy of his message that should be criticised, because it is against the African culture to aid and abet a…
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Opinion

Atiku, Ambition and the Endgame, By Louis Odion

Against this overwhelming backcloth, the rationally minded cannot but wonder what may be giving Atiku and his crowd confidence. Maybe, it is the metaphysics of the marabouts. So, after all his thunderous imprecations and venomous profiling of the Wazirin Adamawa as “hopelessly corrupt”, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) could not resist…
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Opinion

October 1 and the Torment of Memory, By Louis Odion

The annual national ritual resumed last Sunday as we marked another October 1, the 57th actually. Listening to President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) making his fourth outing that day as either civilian or military head of state, perceptive older Nigerians were unlikely to miss the recurring decimals in all. Forget the…
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Opinion

OBJ, Fayose and the Libyan Idol, By Louis Odion

Perhaps the most jaw-dropping of all Fayose's revelations is the claim that OBJ physically knelt down before Libyan strongman, Muammar Ghaddafi (presumably in January 2006) with a view to enlisting his support for the extension of his chairmanship of African Union. A humour bag of arguably inexhaustible depth, Nigeria's former…
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Opinion

Of Goats and Cassava-Eating People In the National Assembly, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi

In organising towards 2019, Nigerians can make the political parties and the world learn a new lesson in democracy through their votes. We could set a new record. We can, in one fell swoop, remove all our current legislators and reject anyone who has previously been in the National Assembly.…
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Opinion

OOTC: Please Who ‘Spoilt’ Nigeria?, By Chude Jideonwo

The question really is simple: if our succession of leaders were so sterling, so high achieving, and so distinguished – then how exactly did our country collapse? There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you. We don’t…
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