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Solving the Niger Delta Conundrum: the Federal Delta City Option, By Ebere Onwudiwe

The value of such a city goes beyond the provision of gainful employment. The psychological benefit should not be underestimated. I argued that the city will serve as substantive and incontrovertible proof that some of the enormous funds derived from the impoverished region are being reinvested at the source. The…
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Opinion

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of Sex and Sleaze In High Places, By Festus Adedayo

Both Akpabio and Nunieh can however not escape from the grave charge that, in the last 20 years, they are part of the Niger Delta elite who mindless underdeveloped the Yes, for decades, the Niger Delta was a geographical enclave that fed the gluttony of Nigeria’s political elite, but yet…
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Columns

Buhari Regime: Caught in Whirlwind of Corruption Allegations, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the drama on massive corruption plays out, the regime is the loser and it has clearly lost its anti-corruption image. In addition, no one within the administration appears to have the standing to be able to intervene in a manner that would assure Nigerians on the legitimacy of state…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Akpabio: When Sexism Becomes A Desperate Act of Control, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What has Ms. Nunieh's four husbands got to do with all that is at issue? Clearly Akpabio's intent was to slut-shame her by deploying the low cost ingredient of failed marriages. Apparently, Akpabio found her accusations unsettling, and his loss of patriarchal control, in this instance, infuriating. That the Niger…
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Columns

2020: APC’ll Survive Oshiomhole-Obaseki War, But It’s Beginning of the End, By Azu Ishiekwene

The certainty of mutually assured destruction should the APC fail to resolve the problem before the end of this quarter, will compel the two sides to pull back from brinksmanship before the primaries, likely in April. They will then bury the hatchet in the back of the PDP and the…
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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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