Opinion

Nigerian Politics Needs All Its Remaining Gentlemen, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs all the Omolúàbís it can find, in the front row, immediately, steering our ship out of what seems to be a journey to self-assured destruction. Anyone who says we should jettison our politics to thugs and chancers, cheats and criminals does not have the love for humanity at…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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Columns

Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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Columns

2019 Presidential Election: The Choice Before Nigerians, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...all the card-carrying members of the leading parties, if any, are insignificant and not enough to give victory to the candidates in comparison to the electorate. It is therefore imperative for the electorate to own the process, devoid of sentiments, and vote for a candidate they prefer in a fair…
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Opinion

Whither the New Asiwajus? – Nigerian Politics Post-2019 Elections, By Abimbola Agboluaje

It isn’t certain that any of the alternative politicians who commit to building a viable third party would one day emerge president. What is certain is that by slowly transforming Nigerian politics, forcing Nigerian traditional political parties to compete on ideas and policy, even stealing some of their proposals, they…
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Guest Columns

New Directions In A Time of Decision, By Wole Soyinka

...there is over-abundant, but stifled leadership material, and there can be no excuse, now that that potential of high quality is being Such potential compelled us to exercise utmost rigour in what proved to be a most daunting exercise. The final determination however is - the flag-bearer of the Young…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Kingsley Moghalu: Nigeria’s Next President, By Femi Aribisala

In the past one year, he has spent a great deal of time criss-crossing Nigeria, bringing hope to the despondent; presenting ideas as weapons; educating our future. Barack Obama was just a first-term senator from Illinois when he had the “audacity of hope” to run for president of the United…
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Columns

Ezekwesili’s And Galadima’s ACPN As A Metaphor For APC And PDP, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The ACPN’s implosion teaches us that the quality of our leadership cannot exceed the strength of the values that drive our individual lives. The search for Nigeria’s next crop of leaders will have to focus more on the individual rather than the party — because, as we have now seen,…
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