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Ajimobi’s Last-minute Heists: Of Media Scoops and a Jaundiced Narrative?, By Festus Adedayo

Could the serial publications of these alleged thefts be a manifestation of a clandestine manipulation and exploitation of the excitement of the media for Specifically, could Ajimobi be a victim of someone who wants to be considered for a ministerial slot, who feels that muck-raking and destroying the Oyo governor…
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Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka…
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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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Matthew Kukah and Banditry That Is Nigerian Politics, By Festus Adedayo

Kukah submitted that politics in Nigeria is glorified banditry and that Nigerian politics cannot but be consumed by violence, because violence is in its DNA. He apparently had in mind the gradual realisation by all and sundry that politics and political offices are the passports to unmerited wealth and unearned…
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Ajimobi’s Giant Strides In Folly, By Azu Ishiekwene

As we move towards an election year, desperate politicians, especially “constituted authority”, will do increasingly foolish and outrageous things for political expediency, if we let them. Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is increasingly becoming the Rochas Okorocha of the South-West. With very little effort, he might surpass the latter,…
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