Opinion

Senator Ike Ekweremmadu, Igbo Representatives and Legitimacy Deficit, By Uche Igwe

I do not mean to say that the wishes, style and assumptions of constituents are always As a rule, representatives must find ways to reflect the wishes of the represented or respectfully look for another job. If they learn to do so consistently, they will reclaim their legitimacy and unfortunate…
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Columns

Even With the Word “Revolution”; Protest Is Not Equal To Treason Or Terrorism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The crimes of treason, treasonable felony and terrorism are serious offences and it is simply unacceptable to categorise simple protesters as people who have committed such crimes. In this case, protests against the worsening security situation in the be translated into serious crimes, even if the word "revolution" has been…
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Columns

This Proscription Will Bring Out The Beast In Shi’ites, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the safest decision for all would be for the Buhari government to allow Zakzaky to enjoy bail while answering to the charges preferred against him. Contrary to what anyone may think, this wouldn’t amount to victory for the Shi’ites. It would instead be victory for peace — for good reasoning,…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Speaks For the Yorubas In the Killing Fields of Nigeria Today? (1), By Femi Aribisala

...who is supplying them with these arms and why is the government more concerned about those owning arms legally and not hurting anyone with them, than about those carrying arms illegally and killing innocent people with them? Why does the government want to disarm legal gun-owners, but shows no interest…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Fulani Terrorists: Creating A National Crucible of Disaster, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is a "tragedy descending into a farce"... With the deadly silence from those who unleashed Operation Crocodile Smile on the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) but who have refused to even utter a word on Fulani terrorists, the nation is encouraging self-help, which is a vital ingredient in genocide.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Pacifism Will Not Help the South-West, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The South-West is primed to be the next theatre of mass slaughter and pillaging. This is not the time to placate killers. To be in a position of weakness is not strength, it is weakness. Those who want the land and blood of others feed on the presumption of cowardice.…
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Opinion

The Danger In Buhari’s Totalitarian Patronage Model, By SKC Ogbonnia

The fact is that Buhari’s discriminatory patronage model is a serious threat to the fabric of the vitally essential Nigerian diversity, as well as the opposition. This portends a troubling future. Other fears apart, the president ought to realise that the primary victims of a weak opposition state are the…
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Opinion

The Ethnic Victory of 2015 and An Apology, By Moses E. Ochonu

...Buhari’s ethnic coalition got away with arguably the biggest political scam in Nigeria’s history, managing to recruit many unsuspecting Nigerians into what they knew to be an ethnic agenda to capture power. It is now quite clear that what happened in Nigeria in 2015 was not a revolution but a…
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