Columns

Missing Secret In Yari’s Masterclass, By Azu Ishiekwene

We need governors who can find a way to cut-out fat in useless bureaucracies, keep overheads low and shun unnecessary foreign trips. Those who will reward talent, invest in education and health and let citizens know that uncontrolled population is a time bomb. We need thinking Zamfara State governor and…
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Columns

Can Nigeria End the Politics of Godfatherism?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...Nigerians are on the march and godfathers can be fought and defeated. The franchise has long since been granted to citizens by the Constitution but it has taken two decades to learn how to fight to truly own this constitutional right. The verdict is that Nigeria can end the politics…
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Opinion

The Three-Pronged Wahala of Baba Onnoghen, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Baba Onnoghen is only a metaphor for what we have become as individuals, a people and the nation. His is a multi-layered, multi-pronged tragedy that has everyone disingenuously roped in. Not even the reported indictment of the CJN by the National Judicial Council (NJC) will change the minds of those…
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Opinion

Of White Elephant Projects and Misplacement of Priorities, By Umar Yakubu

...before N35 billion is released for the construction of a new office to accommodate only a few hundreds of pampered, redundant, inefficient and unproductive staff, let us remember that the TraderMoni scheme effectively utilised N15 billion to move over million Nigerians out of extreme poverty! Sometime last week, after the…
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Opinion

Abu Gidado: Celebrating An Incorruptible Patriarch, By Yushau Shuaib

Abu Gidado’s life is a clear testimony to the existence of incorruptible Nigerians who do not worship money or idolise godfathers to reach the peaks in their careers and earn public respect. Their simple lifestyles and self-contentment give them comforts that elude many powerful and wealthy people in society. On…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How the 2019 Presidential Election In Nigeria Was Massively Rigged, By Femi Aribisala

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32). In the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was awarded 15,424,921 votes by Attahiru Jega’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), while Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was awarded…
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Columns

Soyinka, Atiku and Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, By Festus Adedayo

In the democracy that Nigeria enjoys today, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s contribution has been huge and unambiguously massive. If the weight of contribution were coterminous with reward, Soyinka should have been awarded the presidency of Nigeria, in the post-military regime, like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. In physical participations…
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Columns

The Onnoghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar To Work For Justice, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerians are seriously concerned about the entrenched culture of corruption and impunity in the country. Therefore, it beholds on the National Judicial Council to ensure justice is not just done but seen to be done in the CJN matter. More importantly, all the judges and senior lawyers notorious for bribe-taking…
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