Columns

Atiku and El-Rufai’s Body Bag Nationalism, By Festus Adedayo

What could have prompted Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to make such very volatile comment attributed to him in a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) interview programme last week? Could it be due to a boldness acquired over the years in the uncharted field of Nigerian politics? Could the governor, famous…
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Opinion

Screening Buhari’s Ministers, By Dele Agekameh

Waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers was like waiting forever. The waiting game lasted the whole of 16 good weeks. Quite a good number of people became either disenchanted or disillusioned. Not only this. The machinery of government was moving at snail-speed, while the economy was almost grinding to a…
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Guest Columns

Ten Big Ideas: An ambitious agenda for Nigeria’s new leaders, By Dele Olojede

It’s early days yet, in the life of a new government. The voters have played their part by finally getting rid of a catastrophically inept and almost certainly corrupt president. It is now time for our new leaders to play theirs. Political life is generally characterized by high hopes rapidly…
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Okey Ndibe

Buhari And The Enemy Called Time, By Okey Ndibe

Last week, when he finally unveiled a partial list of his proposed cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed—even if inadvertently—that one of his biggest enemies bears the name “Time.” It took Mr. Buhari six months after his electoral victory, four months after his inauguration, to disclose the names of those…
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Columns

Islam, Politics and the Quest for Supporting Honest Leaders, By Murtada Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah, indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Buhari, Tinubu, And Their Scripted Logic on the National Question, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...importantly: why is it difficult for a president - Buhari, whose irredentism, zealotry and bigotry - at home and abroad, we all stake everything to clean up, after winning an historic election - to find the so-called first eleven, which Joe Igbokwe referred to, from every part of Nigeria? The…
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Opinion

A Worthless PhD from Malaysia? Time for a Rethink, By Mohammed Nuruddeen Suleiman

I had been in Malaysia only a year before, but I could not fathom how, in just a few months, gigantic infrastructural developments had replaced the ubiquitous palm tree plantations across the countryside. I thought this must be the result of leadership ingenuity. I also found this resourcefulness replicated in…
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