Columns

Ekiti: The Triumph of Stomach Infrastructure, By Louis Odion

...APC had the answer. Perhaps to exert the fabled “federal might”, the JKF canvassers outspent the main opposition by shelling out N10,000. In an economy where civil servants and pensioners had not received wages and pension for months, the bait was simply too irresistible. If history is classified as truly…
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Opinion

Ekiti Election: Buhari Is Celebrating Failure, His Failure, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Buhari people do not even appear to recognise the challenges of illegal money nor the need for internal party democracy, let alone how the regime can influence the enforcement of campaign laws. In other words, Buhari is currently doing the same thing he accused PDP of doing. The outgoing…
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Opinion

Of Reports and Claims that Leave Room For Speculation, By Francis Jakpor

These are trying times, to say the least. But the speculative reports and claims reinforce the argument that we need to be circumspect. It’s in our best interest to FACT-CHECK the news before we click that share button and heat up the polity any further. The past one week has…
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Opinion

Why Buhari Must Jail Corrupt Politicians Now, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Buhari must recognise that Nigerian masses beckoned him back to power because he was promoted as a strong, resolute, just, and transparent leader who has the willpower to demonstrate serious consequences for bad behaviour, regardless of whose ox is gored. Nigerians are still yearning—more than ever—for that leader. The…
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Columns

2018 and the Return of Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has not delivered sufficiently on their promise of improved security, more jobs and a successful war against corruption. They would therefore have great…
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Columns

2017: Unforgettable Moments of Bizarre Leadership, By Azu Ishiekwene

Perhaps the real disappointment for me is that in a year when the video of Bukar Abba Ibrahim having a threesome proved the prowess of the 67-year-old senator and former governor beyond a doubt, Okorocha appointed a commissioner with far less requisite experience for his new Happiness ministry. Isn’t there…
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Opinion

Osun PDP: A Timely Warning To the Makarfi Leadership, By Oluwole Oludaisi Aina

While the teeming masses of Osun PDP await answers to these questions from Makarfi and his committee, they have continued to be agitated that they might not get justice from a set of party leaders, who are hell-bent on handing over the party machinery to Omisore, even if that seems…
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