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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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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