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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Columns

Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, His Missive, And Our Responses, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...men of goodwill owe a duty of concern over the economy’s trajectory. And it shouldn’t matter that much that, once, this particular elder tried to asphyxiate our infants. It’s enough that, today, he’s pointing us away from choking off whatever life is left in our poor little ones! The fact…
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Opinion

On the Limits of Epistolary Sanctimony, By Olúfémi Táíwò

Any coalition for Nigeria that wants to continue to make the present structure work is, ultimately, going to come to grief. It does not matter who the leaders are. Believing in the indissolubility of Nigeria is the totality of Obasanjo’s muddled statesmanship. It is time to call it what it…
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Opinion

Where Are Nigeria’s Sociologists?, By ‘Tope Fasua

A proper understanding and deployment of sociological knowledge and skills at the topmost level of our governments today could really help, beyond merely acquiring guns to take to zones where misunderstandings have now led to the breakdown of peace and order. Most of Nigeria’s problems are telling us to wake…
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Opinion

General T.Y. Danjuma: Tribute To a Patriot at 80, By Alkasim Abdulkadir

Beneath his tough solder’s mien is a compassionate heart, quick to forgive, fast to empathise and sympathise, with a mind on an eternal search for social justice. He is always rooting for the underdog. He has a prodigious knowledge of current affairs, political commentary and history. It is difficult to…
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Opinion

Political Parties Need Restructuring Too, By Ayisha Osori

...in the long run, with innovative strategies, the right party values; transparent processes; competent candidates; and consistent communication, parties that are ready to do things differently will start winning but we must all contribute to the salvation of our politics by enlisting and supporting them. If it is true that…
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