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Opinion

Nigeria’s 2019 Election: Background and Setting, By Edwin Madunagu

We are now less than nine months to the next presidential election. Formally and officially, the dominant parties of Nigeria’s ruling classes still remain the APC, the PDP and APGA. Although another round of major associations and dissociations, combinations and separations is under way, a decisive move, comparable to the…
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Opinion

Operation Python Dance II In South-Eastern Nigeria Is Legal and Constitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

...a combined reading and interpretation of the provisions of Section 217(2) (c); and Section 218 (1, 2 &3) of the Constitution, and Section 8 (1, 2 &3) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap. A20, LFN, 2004 show clearly that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is vested with…
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Columns

Biafra and the Business of Killing, By Okey Ndibe

One would demand that President Buhari investigate the gruesome murder of unarmed Biafra agitators as well as other such grave violations, but that’s will-o-the wisp. Except in extremely isolated cases—for example, as an act of self-defense—it is morally indefensible for individuals to engage in extra-judicial killing. When a government makes…
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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

Okey Ndibe’s Bias: Let President Buhari Fight Corruption By Any Means Necessary, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

“So, the fight is on two levels: one, directly against corruption and the second is that you are going to prepare for a counter attack. That is where we are at the moment and there is no retreat.” - Wole Soyinka It was one of those articles that at once…
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