Opinion

Defections As Signposting Nigeria’s Political Evolution, By Udeme Nana

It would be great for Nigerians to look at these political events as a necessary milestone in the democratic evolution of our Nigerians should see the larger picture of two big ideology or issues-driven parties emerging from the dark room of these momentuous defections/realignment of political gladiators. In the past…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Why The Criminal Politician Nexus Suffocates Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We can change the narrative in Abuja and the state capitals. We have the power! We are only beset by the twin affliction of poverty and ignorance of the power we wield. If things must change we have to change the delegate system and use open primaries. Let us push…
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Columns

Social Shaming and the Measure of Nigeria’s Civilisation, By Pius Adesanmi

The measure of Nigeria’s civilisation lies in how she treats the powerful and the rich. They must not be touched. This explains repeated acts of impunity. If judges turn their private domains to bureaux de change and do not deny the presence of the funds, there is a culture which…
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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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Opinion

Adamawa Politics: the Gnawing Upswing of Subversive Machinations, By David Dimas

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” -…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Persistent Crisis of Leadership, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...the disregard and neglect for partisan politics by more competent people in the country—as opposed to the crooked—must be the single most elemental factor that is responsible for the sundry issues Nigeria is battling with today. The Classical Greek philosopher, Plato, in his famous Republic, noted that the heaviest penalty…
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