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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Is Afraid of Atiku Abubakar?, By Femi Aribisala

...there are indications that today’s APC government is not averse to employing the “Shugaba playbook” on Atiku. Out of nowhere, the government is now claiming that Atiku, who was Nigeria’s deputy director of Customs and the country’s vice president for eight years, is not a Nigerian after all, but actually…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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Opinion

Silence Is Not An Option: Protecting Freedom of Expression In Nigeria, By Osai Ojigho

Freedom of expression in Nigeria can be secured if the authorities stop the crack down on journalists, prevent further attacks and hold those abusing their power accountable when journalists are unduly targeted. On February 28, 2018, officials of Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) arrested and detained for seven days,…
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Columns

Kemi Adeosun’s Dishonourable Resignation, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

From sainthood, Adeosun’s latest status has been elevated to victimhood — or, put another way, she has managed to hoodwink the unsuspecting public into elevating her to victimhood. Having read her resignation letter multiple times, I still cannot find anything honourable in it. Normally, in a country where politicians and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari’s Corrupt and Incorrigible Acolyte – “President” Abba Kyari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When will Buhari touch his roguish anointeds? When will these charades stop? Abba Kyari poses a direct challenge to Nigeria's democracy, because he embodies the empty promise of Buhari's anti-corruption fight. For a man whose animating ideology is money by any means and whose power relations can be charitably characterised…
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