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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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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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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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