Columns

Saraki The Father, The Son; Tinubu and The “Holy” Buhari, By Festus Adedayo

The question we all have to answer is if the Saraki, Tinubu and many political persons’ approximations of the role of the Nigerian State is a sustainable model. You may call this line of thought nihilist but we must collapse the current understanding and operations of the Nigerian state and…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Fangs of June 12, By Shola Oshunkeye

...last Tuesday’s conferment and Buhari’s apology effectively buried the political remains of, not General Ibrahim Babangida who annulled the election, Obasanjo, who long before he was jailed by General Sani Abacha, did his best to help other June 12 haters to inter the phenomenon. Even if politics was the primary…
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Columns

Gains from the Obasanjo/Buhari ‘Roforofo’ Fight, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is therefore erroneous to assume that criticising Buhari is tantamount to wanting him to lose election and even more disingenuous to think the worse of Obasanjo or IBB for taking Buhari to the cleaners. Would you rather they are cosy with each other while the country burns? In the…
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Columns

The Good and Bad of Buhari’s June 12 Declaration, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The time has come for the electorate to be ‘greedy in a positive way’, if there is anything like that. The politicians do not really care about us. They don’t really care about us! That is why Buhari, leader of the December 31, 1983 coup d’etat, is suddenly trying to…
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OPL 245: The Most Popular Oil Block, By Reuben Abati

The Malabu/Shell crisis has spanned the lives of four administrations: Abacha, Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan. The Jonathan administration helped to resolve a lingering crisis and saved the Federal Government of Nigeria from the risk of liability. If the allocation of oil blocks had not been politicised and personalised in the first…
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Opinion

Obasanjo: Following Good Intentions With Bad Actions, By SKC Ogbonnia

...the gallery at Obasanjo’s launch of the Third Force, aka, Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), might have effortlessly ruptured the balloon of public goodwill that followed OBJ’s salvo to Buhari, which was initially inflated by a cocktail of desires for true change. Without doubt, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) is an…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Extent of Presidential Powers, By Reuben Abati

Nigerians must make a value judgment: do we need to preserve the status quo or is there a need to review the extent of presidential powers? There are two ways forward: a constitutional amendment of presidential powers to make presidents more accountable, more institution-based and less omnipotent, or a resolution…
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