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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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Opinion

Could Atiku Be A Misunderstood Patriot?, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Interestingly, Atiku is perhaps the most misunderstood patriot in modern Nigeria. For several years now, whenever he comes up to the political realm as a contestant to beat, his opponents try to persuade the voting public to a supposed predisposition toward the abuse of public trust. It was the German…
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Columns

Assessing the Atiku and Buhari Policy Documents, By Rafiq Raji

“My main criticism is that both documents are extremely ambitious (unrealistic perhaps) in their spending plans without much focus on generating revenue to implement those plans. Politically, I can understand why that is the case - talking about collecting or raising taxes isn’t exactly compelling for the general public.” It…
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Columns

2019: Refocusing On Issues, Not Personalities, By Dele Agekameh

We ought to engage candidates on the cardinal issues when we have the opportunity to do so, and not spend the whole time debating their standing as individuals and candidates. Nigeria is heading into general elections in a few months’ time and political posturing has begun for the race ahead.…
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Opinion

Atiku, Gusau and the Auction In Port Harcourt, By Shuaib I. Shuaib

...then there was a sudden change in the voting pattern and his political fortunes. And it was the appearance of General Aliyu Gusau, a former chief of army staff and national security adviser that brought that sudden change. After that, Atiku practically coasted to victory. Sokoto governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Why the PDP Is Ten Times Better Than the APC, By Femi Aribisala

We have now had three-and-a-half years of APC rule. We have now seen what APC's 'change' actually entails. We are no longer under any illusions. Even though the APC has spent the last few years re-litigating what was wrong with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it should now be clear…
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Columns

The Good and Bad of Buhari’s June 12 Declaration, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The time has come for the electorate to be ‘greedy in a positive way’, if there is anything like that. The politicians do not really care about us. They don’t really care about us! That is why Buhari, leader of the December 31, 1983 coup d’etat, is suddenly trying to…
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