Columns

Obasanjo, the Failed State and Gangrene In Nigeria’s Foot, By Festus Adedayo

Nigeria seems set for perdition unless urgent surgical severance of its offending wound is done. The offending wound is the kind and quality of its leadership. The divisions which were contained and curtailed by a federal system of government in the First Republic have exploded into unmanageable and cancerous wound…
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Opinion

Kashamu, Obasanjo, the Ills of the Dead and the Living, By Semiu Okanlawon

Why can we not read the dossier of the dead to the hearing of the living? The records left behind by those who pass away should either teach the living about good or bad. Those who want good testimonies after their departure must endeavour to work for it; nothing comes…
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Columns

Akinwumi Adesina: Best Man for the AfDB, By Reuben Abati

In 2010, Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda) was re-elected by acclamation. Before him, Omar Kabbaj (Morocco) was also re-elected in 1995. There is no reason why Akinwumi Adesina, a sole candidate, should not be re-elected. He has earned it. Nigeria deserves it. The Nigeria government should stand by Adesina to ensure his…
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Opinion

Can Africa Be the Next Asia?, By Kingsley Moghalu

In this thought-provoking essay Dr. Moghalu, who ran for election as president of Nigeria in the country’s 2019 election, examines Africa’s development prospects from the perspective of a recent international dialogue on The Asian Aspiration. Leadership search, selection and process should become a conscious approach to having world-class leaders, instead…
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Columns

DIG Lakanu: Farewell To A Supercop, By Dele Agekameh

By many quantitative metrics, Lakanu has proved himself the quintessential crime fighter. By qualitative metrics, he is no less impressive. Arguably one of Nigeria’s most efficient and celebrated police bosses, he flaunts the track record of an impressive leader. Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. They do not think…
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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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