Columns

2019: What Are Buhari’s Chances?, By Rafiq Raji

...if Mr. Buhari is to win, he would have to use state power disproportionately against his opponents and indeed the electoral process itself. This will tend to involve the jailing of opponents on corruption charges, declaration of states of emergency in areas of unpopularity, and election rigging. As an “incorruptible”…
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Columns

Day Ibikunle Amosun Met Sango At Koso, By Festus Adedayo

...a leader, upon assuming political leadership, should first make a list of his personal foibles and monitor them, lest they drag him to the crucifix. Amosun didn’t tame nor monitor his Sango-like temper, his arrogance of power and disdain for the other person - a triad of foibles that dragged…
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Columns

Why Atiku’s Presidential Ambition Doesn’t Tickle, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

..despite all he has going for him, Atiku comes with more baggage than his self-professed willpower to fix this country can withstand. No matter how hard he and his media team try, it appears his best shot at the presidency was in 2003. For now, the search for a young…
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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

Nigeria’s Helmsman and His Herdsmen, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the primary solution is first for the government to possess the political will to deal with the killers. The Goodluck Jonathan government didn’t have it — yes, even Jonathan turned a blind eye to it, particularly when Boko Haram began gaining ground. On the evidence of what we’ve seen so…
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Columns

Shit and the Sum(mary) of a Presidency, By Pius Adesanmi

What we understood as ten-year-olds is, apparently, rocket science for Garba Shehu and the Buhari administration. On President Buhari’s watch, Nigeria is swimming in an ocean of blood. Hundreds and hundreds have been hacked to death in the last two years by murderous Fulani herdsmen. This administration’s handling of it…
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Opinion

Muhammadu Buhari’s Unconvincing Return from Medical Leave, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Buhari’s stay in office or resignation is simply an integrity question — and integrity is personal, not Buhari reserves the right to treat himself and recover fully but the country shouldn’t be held to ransom. Nigeria, meanwhile, deserves a substantive president — not just in name but also in practice.…
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