Columns

APC: Facing the Stark Reality of the Atiku Challenge, By Louis Odion

...APC will have to really dig deep into its creative reserve for a coherent message to counter the Atiku’s gospel of restructuring, which undeniably resonates well with the largely progressive values of the zone, beyond the ready excuse that having a Yorubaman as Buhari’s runningmate is an assurance of the…
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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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El Rufai, Tambuwal, and the Retraining of Fish, By Pius Adesanmi

Some 60 percent of the teaching corps in our primary schools nationwide are simply not retrainable. You cannot retrain them. Besides, where and how does Tambuwal propose to retrain his own dead wood? With what resources? These are people who allocate more resources to every imaginable frivolity than education. We…
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Opinion

Ndi Igbo, the Nigerian Dilemma and Why We Are All Biafrans, By Chido Onumah

The Biafran metaphor can, therefore, become a rallying point for a renegotiated Nigeria. Like other Nigerians, Ndi Igbo have sacrificed for, and put a lot into Nigeria to prove their stake in it. They ought not be running away from it. Let me note, however, that I am not in…
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Opinion

The Collapse of Kwankwasiya’s Test-tube Baby, By Louis Odion

Taken together, the chief lesson to be drawn from the Ganduje/Kwankwaso conundrum is that there is no substitute for substance. There is no short-cut to political immortality other than working selflessly for community in a way that your name eventually gets etched in people's subconscious, not necessarily while still in…
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National Assembly Elections and the Trouble Within, By Steve Ayorinde

A lot would still have to unravel on why President Muhammadu Buhari, who had earlier publicised his indifference to whoever emerges as the National Assembly leaders, all of a sudden and fresh from the G-7 meeting in Germany, would be said to have convened a meeting with all the APC…
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