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Akinwumi Adesina: Best Man for the AfDB, By Reuben Abati

In 2010, Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda) was re-elected by acclamation. Before him, Omar Kabbaj (Morocco) was also re-elected in 1995. There is no reason why Akinwumi Adesina, a sole candidate, should not be re-elected. He has earned it. Nigeria deserves it. The Nigeria government should stand by Adesina to ensure his…
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Ndigbo and the Search For A Surrogate Mother, By Azu Ishiekwene

...a vocal section of the Ndigbo elite is too anxious trying to find a surrogate mother to remember the past, much less care about the future. Egged on by the leadership of Ohaneze and Afenifere, neither of which has sponsored any candidate to win a local council election, the vocal…
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Anthony Anenih: A Personal and Political Portrait, By Reuben Abati

We commiserate with the people of Edo State on the passage of their illustrious son, Anthony Akhakhon Anenih, who rose beyond his local beginnings to become a man of nationalistic influence and a Nigerian statesman. When he was around, he made a difference which is what every human being of…
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Northern Nigeria and the Falsehood of Educational ‘Disadvantage’, By Majeed Dahiru

The ruling elite of the area keeps appealing to the false impression of being "educationally disadvantaged" as a tool of blackmail to extract more from the Nigerian state through the insistence on the quota system of a federal character principle, as the basis for securing more benefits to itself. Once…
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Why the PDP Is Ten Times Better Than the APC, By Femi Aribisala

We have now had three-and-a-half years of APC rule. We have now seen what APC's 'change' actually entails. We are no longer under any illusions. Even though the APC has spent the last few years re-litigating what was wrong with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it should now be clear…
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Buhari and the Disadvantage of Incumbency, By Majeed Dahiru

Nowhere is Buhari’s disadvantage of incumbency more discernible than within his most secure base in the Muslim North, as seen in the pattern of defections from the APC to the PDP. From the Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate, to the most populous North-Western State of Kano and the important…
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