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Columns

Crocodile Tears For Zamfara and a Culture of Interference, By Azu Ishiekwene

Zamfara was the metaphor of APC’s catastrophic primaries in a number of states and Oshiomhole cannot pretend otherwise. In Delta, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun and Lagos, it was a shambolic spectre of bribes, shady deals, intimidation, blackmail and rules-bending in varying degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all outcomes.…
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Opinion

Why Control of the Presidency Is Inconsequential, By Moses E. Ochonu

Once again, as in other presidencies, the region benefitting from the current presidency is not the one that purportedly controls it. It's not the one from which the president hails. Rather, it's the one that the president feels he needs to reward, mollify, and cultivate for his electoral/political survival. If…
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Columns

Losing Sleep Over “The Economist”, Other Predictions, By Azu Ishiekwene

The Economist may say what it likes about Nigeria, but it won’t vote in February. We were here when the newspaper called out the buffoonery and incompetence of the PDP government in 2014, and it was right. But that was the best it could do; it was up to us…
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Opinion

Atiku and the Prophecy of Fashawe’s Mother, By Eric Teniola

...like most of his friends, Fashawe advised Atiku not to rush out of Customs until he had served as director. But Mrs. Lydia Ijamolayemi, Fashawe’s mother, had a different opinion. She advised Atiku to leave the Customs and embark on the journey God had destined for him. Five years earlier,…
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Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, By Femi Aribisala

...Tweedledee and Tweedledum see no evil and hear no evil. They fabricate their preferred version of reality. They specialise in feeding their boss, the president, with lies and falsehood. Does he not know that Nigerians are suffering? Does he not know Nigerians are hungry? Four gravely ill Nigerians went to…
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Columns

June 12: The Layers of Buhari’s Declaration, By Dele Agekameh

Slowly, the country is moving in the right direction. The forces of change have been diverse and sometimes unexpected, but the important thing is that negative forces are canceling out each other, to the benefit of the people. When justice begins to be seen as an attainable right, then there…
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