Columns

Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishiekwene

Bello would win, not in spite of, but because of his flaws – flaws which have dogged his predecessors in the past two decades but have not left the voters any wiser. Bello is done on social media, finished off by his perceived arrogance, his imperial style, and his acrimonious…
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Opinion

Rochas Okorocha and the Anatomy of ‘Lootocrazy’ In Imo State, By Uche Igwe

The graphic exposition of the extent of looting that he masterminded is both surprising and sobering. His greed consumed him to the extent that he lost every sense of decorum and could not even do it intelligently. Imagine that he awarded different contracts amounting to N20 billion (including over billion…
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Columns

Restructuring: This Too Shall Come To Pass, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...that the merry-go-round called restructuring today, a sovereign national conference and constitutional conference etc. will change nomenclature the next time around is annoying. Besides, the more we clamour for change the more things remain static. The agitations appear louder now than the president has given the agitators the cold shoulder,…
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Opinion

Regional Development Commissions As a Restructuring Model, By Rafiq Raji

The Niger-Deltans got their NDDC after a violent insurgency. So did the North-Easterners, after what is still a murderous war in that part of the country. Shall we soon forget the costs to the economy when the then new Buhari adminstration attempted to stop paying compensation to supposedly repentant Niger-Delta…
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