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“Transition Hours”: President Jonathan Writes Back, By Reuben Abati

This must be a book close to his heart. He uses it to settle scores and to explain the main issues of his era as president. I consider this a must read for all Nigerians and students of the Nigerian process. President Jonathan offers a personal portrait of his own…
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The Collapse of Kwankwasiya’s Test-tube Baby, By Louis Odion

Taken together, the chief lesson to be drawn from the Ganduje/Kwankwaso conundrum is that there is no substitute for substance. There is no short-cut to political immortality other than working selflessly for the community in a way that one's name eventually get etched in people's subconscious, not necessarily while still…
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Reggae In Nigeria, Blues In Ethiopia, By Louis Odion

...it is all what it is - a make-believe or "photo trick", if you like. Reading rapprochement to it by any stretch of imagination will be a colossal error indeed. Considering the certainty that the invitations to the African Union event predated OBJ's epistolary equivalent of a nuclear bombardment, the…
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Opinion

IBB, OBJ, NIM and 2019: Agbakoba Confronts Nigeria’s Agbako, By Omotayo Ken Suleiman

There is work to be done. And perhaps, this National Intervention Movement, with its rather undramatic entrance, may yet be that one clarion call. Agbakoba's tenacity over these many years and the rigorous integrity of the co-conveners' life journeys so far, hopefully tell us that they can help shift Now…
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Comrade Adams, Activism, the Progressives and Governance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Activists have been very successful in opposing military rule and successfully struggling for democracy in The problem however was that whenever the transition to civilian rule occurs, those who fought against military rule are rarely on the table. The politicians who dined and wined with the military become the beneficiaries…
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Opinion

The Collapse of Kwankwasiya’s Test-tube Baby, By Louis Odion

Taken together, the chief lesson to be drawn from the Ganduje/Kwankwaso conundrum is that there is no substitute for substance. There is no short-cut to political immortality other than working selflessly for community in a way that your name eventually gets etched in people's subconscious, not necessarily while still in…
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