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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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The Debaters, Buhari’s Middle Finger And Atiku’s Own Goal, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The presidential candidates of the alternate political be wondering why their performances have assumed lesser significance to the absence of ‘Butiku’, as coined by Ezekwesili. The answer is simple: 2019 is still about PDP and APC. It won’t continue forever, hopefully, but they have a say in how quickly the…
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Opinion

An Unacceptable Presidential Debate!, By Banji Ojewale

Let our presidential debate organisers bring in the new breed players with their revolutionary ideas on rebuilding Nigeria. We need their speed and new thinking in addressing the problems created by a succession of self-serving establishment rulers. Let a hundred flowers bloom, and a hundred schools of thought contend. —…
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What the VP Debate Taught Us About the Alternatives To APC/PDP, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The vice-presidential debate has taught us that the alternate parties are not ready. YPP, ANN and ACPN are approximately one-man shows incapable of running a government. If elected, Ezekwesili, Moghalu and Durotoye would struggle to constitute a proper None of Ezekwesili, Durotoye or Moghalu has an able deputy; that’s a…
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2019: The Campaigns Have Begun, So What’s On Offer?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My dear five friends, and the 54 other presidential candidates, I encourage you to set new standards in political campaigning in our dear country. Please engage Nigerians on issues-based campaigning on our key problems – insecurity, unemployment, poor health facilities, water and sanitation, ethnic and religious bigotry, etc. Make clear…
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It’s Atiku Vs. Buhari, By Dele Agekameh

With the South-West likely to swing Buhari’s way because of APC dominance, the South-East possibly going Atiku’s way will make for a harder contest. Palpable tension enveloped the nation’s political landscape over the weekend ahead of the deadline imposed for party primaries by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Aspirants…
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Opinion

A Candid Account of Nigeria’s Revving Political Tsunami, By ‘Tope Fasua

What is happening on the political scene in Nigeria today is the clear beginnings of a tsunami. For one, there are giant waves unseen on the surface and among our people right now. Nigerians are genuinely tired of the political rigmarole, even if they have been reduced to nothing by…
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INEC: the Art of Kicking the Leg, By Azu Ishiekwene

As INEC releases the result of its findings on Kano, clear infractions must be punished. Yet, we must rescue the voter register from the vile and gratuitous bickering of partisan politicians whose goals, let’s face it, is to discard the baby with the bath water. The Independent National Electoral Commission…
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