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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The Peoples Democratic Congress And The All Progressives Party, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The Nigerian electorate must analyse the raging prostitution of partisan interests beyond its potential to oust Buhari from government. It may or may not hurt Buhari in 2019, but it will surely hurt democracy and, by extension, the people. There has never been a time in Nigeria’s political history when…
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Columns

Bello Adoke: An Unusual Hero of Democracy, By Majeed Dahiru

The disqualification of Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential election would have destabilised the opposition coalition confronting the PDP. The massive build-up of opposition forces whose rallying point was the person of Buhari would have collapsed like a pack of cards if Bello Adoke had towed the line of those…
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Opinion

Magu at the Barricade of Abuja Pirates, By Louis Odion

The same can, however, not be said of a good many others, against whom the penal scale seems to weigh heavily. (To say nothing about other shadowy characters in the house: from failed contractors, to the practicing pedophile and the fugitive from American justice over narcotic substances.) The introduction, lately,…
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