Opinion

The Danger In Buhari’s Totalitarian Patronage Model, By SKC Ogbonnia

The fact is that Buhari’s discriminatory patronage model is a serious threat to the fabric of the vitally essential Nigerian diversity, as well as the opposition. This portends a troubling future. Other fears apart, the president ought to realise that the primary victims of a weak opposition state are the…
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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

Assessing the Atiku and Buhari Policy Documents, By Rafiq Raji

“My main criticism is that both documents are extremely ambitious (unrealistic perhaps) in their spending plans without much focus on generating revenue to implement those plans. Politically, I can understand why that is the case - talking about collecting or raising taxes isn’t exactly compelling for the general public.” It…
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Opinion

The Ethnic Victory of 2015 and An Apology, By Moses E. Ochonu

...Buhari’s ethnic coalition got away with arguably the biggest political scam in Nigeria’s history, managing to recruit many unsuspecting Nigerians into what they knew to be an ethnic agenda to capture power. It is now quite clear that what happened in Nigeria in 2015 was not a revolution but a…
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Columns

Where’s The Devil In The Electoral Bill?, By Azu Ishiekwene

The problem is that the National Assembly has weaponised the Bill; it has become one more tool in the war theatre between the legislative and executive branch, a theatre that Buhari himself helped to install by his standoffishness at the beginning of his administration. Exaggeration is the most common strain…
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