Opinion

Okey Ndibe’s Bias: Let President Buhari Fight Corruption By Any Means Necessary, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

“So, the fight is on two levels: one, directly against corruption and the second is that you are going to prepare for a counter attack. That is where we are at the moment and there is no retreat.” - Wole Soyinka It was one of those articles that at once…
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Buhari And The Enemy Called Time, By Okey Ndibe

Last week, when he finally unveiled a partial list of his proposed cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed—even if inadvertently—that one of his biggest enemies bears the name “Time.” It took Mr. Buhari six months after his electoral victory, four months after his inauguration, to disclose the names of those…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Critics and their Early Lead, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

For those celebrating, Buhari’s “sluggishness” appears only to be a demonstration of the fact that his critics are bereft of political wisdom. They are revealing their usually bad prognosis, again, too early in the game. They perhaps need to be reminded that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had congratulated the…
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Give Us This Day Strong Institutions, By Okey Ndibe

It’s all but clear that Nigerians, including highly educated ones, won’t shake from their position that the 2015 elections come down to two parties, PDP and APC, and two men, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari. Despite the dubious benefit of a six-week postponement of polls, few, if any, have taken…
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The Canards of Continuity and Change, By Okey Ndibe

In less than two weeks, Nigerians will unveil a new future for themselves. Or—to be more accurate—a new future will be unfurled for us. That future will be characterized either as “Continuity” or “Change,” depending on whether President Goodluck Jonathan gains an extension of his incumbency or is upstaged—as many…
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“Je suis Charlie” and Nigerian Envy, By Okey Ndibe

On January 7, two gunmen stormed—later identified as Islamist activists of Algerian descent—stormed the editorial headquarters of “Charlie Hebdo,” an irreverent, anti-religious weekly publication. In an attack that seemed to be over in a flash, the gunmen executed 12 people, including editor Stephane Charbonnier, several other editorial staff and two…
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