Columns

Why the North Should Not Take The Rest of Nigeria for Granted, By Majeed Dahiru

...the North has an opportunity to take advantage of the Atiku alternative with the prospects of re-uniting a sharply divided country, because he enjoys the confidence of a broader plurality To continue to insist on the Buhari candidacy in 2019, will mean the North is taking the rest of Nigeria…
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Columns

The Nine Kinds Of People Supporting Buhari For A Second Term, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...when next you run into someone who just doesn’t understand that Nigeria deserves better than Buhari in 2019, don’t get mad at them. Run through these nine groups and you will find one that best describes them, and you can therefore understand how their mind is working. Corruption is fighting…
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Columns

Buhari and the Disadvantage of Incumbency, By Majeed Dahiru

Nowhere is Buhari’s disadvantage of incumbency more discernible than within his most secure base in the Muslim North, as seen in the pattern of defections from the APC to the PDP. From the Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate, to the most populous North-Western State of Kano and the important…
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Opinion

The Public Servant As A Transformational Leader, By Tunji Olaopa

Turning the Nigerian public servant into a transformational leader requires the development of distinctive competence of adapting existing public managers to the challenges posed by the imperative of development complexities and the ever changing policy environment, rather than focusing unreflectively on the mechanisms of rules interpretation and application. The topic…
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Opinion

This Cannot Be Your Best, Mr. President, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...if Buhari has done his "best" with regard to security as Nigeria’s commander-in-chief, and we still record huge and widespread death counts as a result of incessant herdsmen attacks, then he has failed as the country's chief security officer and should quit the position of a more competent hand. The…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Confusing and Dangerous Rhetoric on Herdsmen, By Moses E. Ochonu

The president has been struggling to come to terms with the fact that armed herdsmen of his ethnicity are implicated in repeated massacres across the North and Middle Belt. This explains his waffling attitude and his propensity to reach for external causation beyond the borders of Nigeria, a rhetoric that…
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Opinion

Is Nigeria Sleep-walking Into a Major Humanitarian Crisis?, By Seun Kolade

Nomadic pastoralists and local farmers are locked in a deadly struggle for land and pasture, pushing the nation to the precipice. In February 2016, more than 500 people were killed in several villages in the Agatu area of Benue, one of the States in North-Central Nigeria. Since 2013, there have…
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