Opinion

President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu and I, By Oby Ezekwesili

Let me again state that the injustice that the #NigeriaImmigration2000 protesters allege needs immediate presidential resolution considering that all other levels of authority have failed them. I woke up yesterday to read a fictitious report credited to me by Sunday Tribune that I claimed President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari, Cultivate People, Not Cement, By ‘Tope Fasua

Back to the adage. Our people say if you build a house and refuse to build your children, those children will end up selling your house. The government should continue to be academic and ignore the people problem that is getting out of control. The minister of Finance should continue…
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Guest Columns

The General In His Labyrinth, By Chris Ngwodo

The demands of statecraft have detonated Buhari’s hitherto larger-than-life persona and exposed his limitations – much to the distress of his most uncritical adulators. In essence, he is a septuagenarian who was dragged out of retirement, whose ideas of governance have not significantly evolved since the early 1980s; whose hibernation…
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Opinion

The Idiocy of Pandering to the “International Community”, By ‘Tope Oriola

...to all the leaders of poor countries who think their fundamental duty is to please foreign governments and be celebrated overseas: You do not really matter to them; they are not that into you. Former President Goodluck Jonathan made one of the most perplexing statements in history when he stated…
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Columns

Herdsmen, Actions And Consequences, By Okey Ndibe

Clearly, some people whose job it was to protect fellow Nigerians shirked their duties. They allowed lawless herdsmen to flaunt and use guns and other deadly weapons. It is not enough to launch the kind of cynical investigation that is soon forgotten—precisely because, in Nigeria, impunity, violence and senseless death…
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Guest Columns

The Pains of Buhari’s Avian Diplomacy, By Jaafar Jaafar

In my opinion, there is no better time a Nigerian president needs to stay at home to attend to pressing domestic issues than now. With the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (which ultimately put all MDAs’ every naira and kobo under the president’s control), Buhari should remain in his…
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Guest Columns

Buhari’s Administration: Of Broken Promises, Endless Terror and Deferred Victory, By Chris Ngwodo

This administration can still retreat from its present trajectory of high expectations, dashed hopes and eventual disillusionment. It must adopt a more realistic evaluation of its deeds and be honest with the Nigerian people. It must communicate with greater clarity, integrity, sensitivity and intelligence. If former President Goodluck Jonathan had…
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Opinion

Is America With Us Or Against Us?, By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu

It is highly unfortunate for the US to invite our president to spend days on American soil to discuss concerns including security issues affecting the Nigerian state, and by implication the West African subregion, and still decide to frustrate him by saying they can't sell arms to Nigeria because our…
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Opinion

Presidential Spokespersons: Publicity or Communications?, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Before the eventual announcement of Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as spokespersons to the newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari, there had been wide speculations that either of the two would emerge. Their deserving appointments came with confusion and challenges. The two share the same portfolio but with different designations, with…
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Guest Columns

Breaking Nigerian National News on Foreign Platforms, By ‘Tope Oriola

There seems to be dumbfounding ignorance about the implications of privileging foreign media organisations. Governance is about both substance and aesthetics. Have you ever seen David Cameron announcing a major British initiative on CNN, despite the closeness of Brits to Americans? Did you think the Canadian Prime Minister would choose…
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