Bámidélé Upfront

Prebendalism: Are Vote Buying and Voter Intimidation Here To Stay?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

With what we have seen progressively in the last ten years, vote buying has become entrenched. The poorest and most victimised now expect the disbursement of cash before voting in elections, as the one and only thing they get from an ineffectual government as their share of the commonwealth. What…
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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

The Constitutional Vandalism In Kogi State Must End Now, By Inibehe Effiong

It is a sad commentary that lawmakers in the Kogi State House of Assembly have shamelessly reduced themselves to pawns of Governor Yahaya Bello, a man who’s scandalous, incompetent and unenviable record of public service remains unbeatable in the present day Nigeria. The lawmakers have, by their inordinate acts, sent…
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Opinion

Gomina’s Ghost: A Case For Séance, By Louis Odion

The bizarre controversy May 23 has generated seems to be consistent with Kogi's heritage of absurdity and willful perversion of the course of natural justice since November 2015. Being a child of manipulation, perhaps we should learn to live with Bello's sense of entitlement. Before we set forth, some clarity…
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Opinion

How Many Advisers and Assistants Does Yahaya Bello Really Need?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...I think Bello’s best strategy for reelection, apart from focusing on infrastructural development, should include: how to create jobs to win the hearts of the unemployed youth; how to get schools that are on strike open to pacify students; how to ensure the prompt payment of salaries and pensions to…
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Guest Columns

Tinubu’s Travails and Oyegun as a Metaphor for Buhari, By Majeed Dahiru

Muhammadu Buhari is one of Nigeria’s most successful He is set to supplant Tinubu’s dominance in the party and like Obasanjo in PDP, he will succeed in APC. Tinubu is the honorary leader of APC but Buhari is the real leader and Oyegun and every other person know this. The…
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