Opinion

Of Magu and a New Leadership Cadre for Nigeria, By Bunmi Makinwa

As the known names bring their dirty linens into the open, Nigerians should accept the fact that the key characters in the political drama are stained badly and cannot make this land a better place. It is important to think seriously and work strenuously towards a new leadership cadre for…
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Opinion

Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians, By Chido Onumah

There will be another opportunity to explore the different dimensions of the Hushpuppi phenomenon. Just to say that Nigerian Hushpoliticians are enablers of Hushpuppi and company; the Hushpolitician is the father of Stealing from Nigerians has been a favourite pastime of our Hushpoliticians since independence. But it does appear it…
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Columns

Can Buhari Separate Two Chickens In A Fight?, By Festus Adedayo

A combination of a peacemaking-phobic nature and Ayariga’s thesis of a Buhari whose senescence has literally grounded Nigeria, have resulted in the reign of a ceremonial president who knows next to nothing about what happens around him. Or who just doesn’t care. This is clearly Nigeria’s hugest burden at the…
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Opinion

NDDC Scandal: Not An Argument Against Restructuring, By Moses Ochonu

Leaders of development institutions are more likely to be accountable and to rein in bureaucratic excesses when there is a threat or possibility of local, proximate countervailing reaction from the immediate community and when there is no possibility of federal protection from the wrath of stakeholder communities. The corruption scandal…
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Opinion

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of Sex and Sleaze In High Places, By Festus Adedayo

Both Akpabio and Nunieh can however not escape from the grave charge that, in the last 20 years, they are part of the Niger Delta elite who mindless underdeveloped the Yes, for decades, the Niger Delta was a geographical enclave that fed the gluttony of Nigeria’s political elite, but yet…
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Columns

Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishiekwene

Bello would win, not in spite of, but because of his flaws – flaws which have dogged his predecessors in the past two decades but have not left the voters any wiser. Bello is done on social media, finished off by his perceived arrogance, his imperial style, and his acrimonious…
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Opinion

Sowore, IPOB, and the Naked Beating of Ekweremadu, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Buhari must rise beyond sheer dogmatism and admit that the state is truly falling Only a poon ignores the potential of the heavily funded but regional IPOB, with a worldwide membership, fusing with a broad-based national outfit like #RevolutionNow. The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes…
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Opinion

Of Buhari, Jubril al-Sudani, and The Atiku N1.032 Trillion Allegations, By SKC Ogbonnia

Wild allegations and sophistic counter allegations have become the order of the day because the politicians embrace the maxim that a repeated lie, after a while, begins to wear the toga of the truth. But Nigerians deserve the hard truth. The hard truth is that corruption is once again trending…
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