Opinion

Arákùnrin, Ọ̀ṣẹ́ùnbẹ̀lẹ̀ and Marijuana in the Forest of Sọgbódòwò, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Perhaps an Arákùnrin, fully aware of the legal landmines, leading the exploration of the forest of Sọgbódòwò, irrespective of the darts coming his way, offers us an opportunity to further stretch or redefine our federalism so we can get high on ideas that have remained unmined, over the years. Again,…
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Columns

The Hemp In Aketi’s Pocket and “Kalokalo’s” Graveyard, By Louis Odion

...Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ( Aketi) would appear to have picked the gauntlet from Sowore. But coming in the twilight of his first tenure and on the eve of a re-election bid, many are bound to question his real motives, particularly given his profession as not just a lawyer but a…
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Opinion

Nigerian Politics Needs All Its Remaining Gentlemen, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs all the Omolúàbís it can find, in the front row, immediately, steering our ship out of what seems to be a journey to self-assured destruction. Anyone who says we should jettison our politics to thugs and chancers, cheats and criminals does not have the love for humanity at…
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Columns

Regulating Anambra’s Obituary Economy, By Louis Odion

There is an urgent need for a re-orientation of the society to begin to see the nobility in simplicity. The crusade is not for government alone but also the traditional and religious institutions as well. Meanwhile, rather than prohibit loud parties, what stops the authorities from imposing punitive taxes on…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Columns

2019 Election: Nigerians – Torn Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ project offers little to revel in, Atiku’s presidential ambition doesn’t tickle; yet the electorate seem content with either the devil or the deep blue sea. This means Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election has been lost before it has even kicked off. There is something baffling about the fascination…
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Columns

Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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Columns

2019 Presidential Election: The Choice Before Nigerians, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...all the card-carrying members of the leading parties, if any, are insignificant and not enough to give victory to the candidates in comparison to the electorate. It is therefore imperative for the electorate to own the process, devoid of sentiments, and vote for a candidate they prefer in a fair…
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Columns

Ezekwesili’s And Galadima’s ACPN As A Metaphor For APC And PDP, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The ACPN’s implosion teaches us that the quality of our leadership cannot exceed the strength of the values that drive our individual lives. The search for Nigeria’s next crop of leaders will have to focus more on the individual rather than the party — because, as we have now seen,…
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Opinion

An Unacceptable Presidential Debate!, By Banji Ojewale

Let our presidential debate organisers bring in the new breed players with their revolutionary ideas on rebuilding Nigeria. We need their speed and new thinking in addressing the problems created by a succession of self-serving establishment rulers. Let a hundred flowers bloom, and a hundred schools of thought contend. —…
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