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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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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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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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Opinion

Why Buhari’s Anticorruption Campaign Rhetoric Will Not Work, By Moses E. Ochonu

Nothing grates Nigerians more than the marriage of corruption and incompetence. In other words, Nigerians would rather have a corrupt and competent leader, as long as the corruption is discreet, moderate, and democratised, than an incorruptible and incompetent leader. Here is why the corruption and anti-corruption rhetoric of President Buhari’s…
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Opinion

The Problem (and Prospects) With Sowore’s Weed Export Initiative, By ‘Tope Fasua

As for me, what bothers most here is the likelihood that Nigerians will abandon everything else for the dollars associated with the product, and no one will plant food that Nigerians will eat anymore. It is bad enough that a vast swathe of African land is being used for tobacco,…
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Opinion

A Candid Account of Nigeria’s Revving Political Tsunami, By ‘Tope Fasua

What is happening on the political scene in Nigeria today is the clear beginnings of a tsunami. For one, there are giant waves unseen on the surface and among our people right now. Nigerians are genuinely tired of the political rigmarole, even if they have been reduced to nothing by…
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INEC: the Art of Kicking the Leg, By Azu Ishiekwene

As INEC releases the result of its findings on Kano, clear infractions must be punished. Yet, we must rescue the voter register from the vile and gratuitous bickering of partisan politicians whose goals, let’s face it, is to discard the baby with the bath water. The Independent National Electoral Commission…
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Opinion

Sowore of SaharaReporter For President?, By Yushau A. Shuaib

In my interactions with Sowore, one could see his sincerity and passion for a better Nigeria, where there will be economic stability, political progress and social harmony, and where the rich and powerful cannot intimidate or harass the poor and the weak. He means what he says, even though he…
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