Columns

Electoral Banditry In Buhari’s Nigeria, By Majeed Dahiru

It is morally reprehensible for a President Buhari who was beneficiary of Nigeria’s fledging liberal democracy and improved electoral management process in 2015 to bequeath to Nigeria a legacy of electoral banditry. President Buhari has betrayed the moral code of democratic leadership, which places a constitutional obligation upon him to…
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Columns

Gains from the Obasanjo/Buhari ‘Roforofo’ Fight, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is therefore erroneous to assume that criticising Buhari is tantamount to wanting him to lose election and even more disingenuous to think the worse of Obasanjo or IBB for taking Buhari to the cleaners. Would you rather they are cosy with each other while the country burns? In the…
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Columns

The Feasibility of Nigerian Parties Becoming Democratic, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The practice in Nigeria is that political barons and godfathers take decisions on behalf of party members who have no say in the running of party affairs. It is actually an aberration to talk of party members in Nigeria. Membership cards are given to barons and godfathers who keep them…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Is Democracy and Freedom Good For Nigeria?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The real issues and problems in our democratic experiment should concern us all. The issues are the lack of institutions to protect us from ourselves, education, poverty, the social and economic roles of families, the lack of democracy in our economic lives, and the need to redefine our local governments.…
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Columns

As We Celebrate Nigerian Democracy Today, By Sunday Ogidigbo

As we celebrate, it is wisdom to remind today’s people of the significance of power, position and prominence. Power is transient for riches are not forever, and the crown does not endure through all generations. Everyone in power must not allow the voice of charlatans to becloud their senses. They…
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Columns

President Buhari; One Year After the Mandate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In a sense, President Buhari’s most important promise to Nigerians was that he would fight corruption and weaken it before it destroys Nigeria. He has kept that promise and there is clear evidence of determination and focus in investigating and prosecuting acts of public corruption. One year after the presidential…
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Opinion

Six lessons we have learnt from Nigeria’s democracy, By Reuben Abati

The democratic experience in Nigeria has definitely been a continuing learning curve, and the more lessons we learn at various active centres: people, platforms and processes, the richer our democracy, the stronger the society evolves to deliver a brighter future for the sovereign. The greatest residue of our democracy in…
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Guest Columns

Why Should We All Pray for President Buhari to Succeed?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Recently, it could be observed that anyone who doesn’t want to sing from the same hymn book or pray for the success of Buhari and the APC-led government is prone to be labelled unpatriotic. This is a very clever and seductive piece of propaganda. Obviously, no one wants to be…
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Guest Columns

An Oil Sector Reform Agenda for the Buhari Administration, By Dauda Garuba

...bad practices have prevented Nigeria’s oil industry from operating competitively. The industry has not only been denied the required environment for strict commercial and professional operations, but its regulatory agencies and the state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have remained weak and unaccountable. Nigeria recently welcomed new…
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