Columns

2020: APC’ll Survive Oshiomhole-Obaseki War, But It’s Beginning of the End, By Azu Ishiekwene

The certainty of mutually assured destruction should the APC fail to resolve the problem before the end of this quarter, will compel the two sides to pull back from brinksmanship before the primaries, likely in April. They will then bury the hatchet in the back of the PDP and the…
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Columns

The Return of Krest and Tuketuke, By Louis Odion

...proclamation” is also euphemistic of “Tuketuke” politics rebranded, with some of the partisans obviously chaffing under the yoke of disrupted “stomach infrastructure” and the rupture of juice pipelines, now preferring to dance naked and barefoot at the communal square, not ashamed to flaunt necklaces made of a glutton’s teeth. After…
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Columns

In Search of the Real Oshiomhole, By Azu Ishiekwene

...where’s the real Oshiomhole? Where’s the Oshiomhole who fought godfathers at every turn and insisted on the right of the people to make their choices? Where’s the Oshiomhole who railed against patronage and canvassed meritocracy? Where’s the Oshiomhole who disdained cronyism and extolled competence? As I watched the video again…
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Columns

Genocidal Herders and the Siege To Oodualand, By Louis Odion

...now that there is a consensus that evil herders constitute a common existential threat to the nation, ultimately, there is no justification henceforth whatsoever for the national security establishment not to respond to these vermins with, in fact, a hand heavier and more decisive than what is often applied against…
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Columns

Succession By Imposition: An Unprofitable Venture and Electorate’s Loss, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The bitter lesson of history these men of power never learn is that the enterprise of ensuring their anointed candidates are installed as governors at all costs is an unprofitable and thankless one. Sadly, the people they govern are the ultimate losers. Desperation is a fundamental issue in succession crisis…
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Columns

A Propos the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Godfather (UDIG), By Jibrin Ibrahim

...godfathers define themselves as men who have the power to substitute themselves for the voting citizenry during elections by determining who gets nominated to contest for elections in political parties and who wins the subsequent elections in the state. Since 2011, the integrity of our elections has been improving and…
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Opinion

Is Oshiomhole Still A Progressive Comrade?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Oshiomhole needs to speak out or reject the newly included clause in the amended 2007 Pension Rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor Law. Except, of course, he cherishes a house more than his good name and legacies. I'm a fan of the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade…
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