Opinion

Election by Lottery: A New Approach to Nigerian Democracy, By Nimi Wariboko

Democracy is for people who have no qualification to rule. Since 1999 we have given or sold seats of power to those who have “qualifications” to rule and they have unqualifiedly failed us. Let us now in God’s wisdom try those the godfathers deem unqualified to rule. Let us now…
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Opinion

The South-East Needs a Show of Love, Not a Show of Force, By Majeed Dahiru

The more the president continues to ignore the genuine concerns of his administration’s marginalisation of those of South-Eastern origin, the further they are pressed away from Nigeria towards Nnamdi Kanu’s separatist agitations. To take the fire out of the raging flame of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB is to show love to…
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Opinion

Resolving on Ideology Is the First Step to Fixing Nigeria, By Muyiwa Gbadegesin

Ideology is important because in order to fix Nigerian society, we must first fix Nigerian politics. In order to fix Nigerian politics there must first be a consensus about the meaning of Nigeria. Are we Nigerians in our hearts or minds or are we simply members of our individual ethnic…
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Opinion

OOTC: How Jonathan Has Come To Be An Option For 2019, By Chude Jideonwo

...if Buhari decides to run for president again in 2019, the old fault lines will re-emerge, and we will probably end up with Buhari versus Jonathan again for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I got a lot of panicked responses after my last piece, with the panic…
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Opinion

Still On Nigeria’s Political Foundations, By Ahmad Salkida

Sadly, the change mantra that ushered in the current government has not enthroned the much anticipated accountability, transparency, due process and the rule of law, which are the key drivers that will make any society not only to function properly, but to excel. We do not focus on building institutions,…
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Opinion

The Biafra Question and Buhari’s Pledge of an Inclusive Nigeria, By Ikechukwu Odigbo

I think that the rise of Mr. Buhari to the presidency should be a blessing to all Nigerians. Having sought the coveted office for longer than any other Nigerian, his convictions should be clear to him, one of which should be national cohesion. It will amount to a grave insensitivity…
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Opinion

The Enemies of Nigeria are the Oppressed Nigerians!, By Frisky Larr

But excuse me. Who on earth has ever performed the trick of working out a successful economic blueprint with a treasury that has been badly looted amid dwindling revenues? With the volatility of the price of crude oil today, which is the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy, can a budget be…
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Opinion

Nigerian Politics and the Dangers of Single Narratives, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that a fundamental mistake one can make is to either see these interest-based-perspectives as one or exaggerate one perspective as the only narrative. They are often intertwined in a very complex manner. History bears testimony to this. Nigerian politics is perhaps…
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