Opinion

Ekiti Election: Buhari Is Celebrating Failure, His Failure, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Buhari people do not even appear to recognise the challenges of illegal money nor the need for internal party democracy, let alone how the regime can influence the enforcement of campaign laws. In other words, Buhari is currently doing the same thing he accused PDP of doing. The outgoing…
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Opinion

Buhari Must Not Encourage Illegal Campaign Money, By SKC Ogbonnia

...rather than engaging in bootless debate with PDP on which party can deploy more resources to violate the law, President Buhari can seize the moment and go forth to lay a strong foundation for clean money in Nigerian democracy. A begging way-forward is to demonstrate leadership by compelling relevant organs…
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Opinion

The First Agenda Before a Third Force, By Majeed Dahiru

To move away from this self-immolation of a materially parasitic and divisive political process, a Third Force should evolve the vision of a prosperous Nigeria, whose existence is more for economic reasons than merely being a political fare, by mobilising Nigerians to realise the importance of pragmatically aligning their democratic…
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Columns

Bello Adoke: An Unusual Hero of Democracy, By Majeed Dahiru

The disqualification of Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential election would have destabilised the opposition coalition confronting the PDP. The massive build-up of opposition forces whose rallying point was the person of Buhari would have collapsed like a pack of cards if Bello Adoke had towed the line of those…
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Columns

Politics and the Institutional Disconnect In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The disconnect between the people and the politician is almost total and that has been a tragedy for the process of our democratic politics, as many leaders have been socialised to believe that they do not need the people. On Monday, the Northern Union organised an anniversary lecture to honour…
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