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A Speech the President Didn’t Make on Democracy Day By Majeed Dahiru

The much anticipated national celebration of June 12 as democracy day came by as an anti-climax for many. The failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to speak as much as a word to Nigerians on May 29, when he was inaugurated for a second term of four years, the forthcoming re-designated…
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Arguments in the Nigerian Left By Edwin Madunagu

The 2019 general elections provoked undeclared and unstructured discussions and debates in the Nigerian Left. Of the various themes that can be articulated from these animated exchanges of opinions—some of which are continuing—at least three may be considered central in the history and politics of revolutionary socialist struggle in Nigeria.…
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“The Horror! The Horror!” till the Rivers of Blood All Run Dry, By Ogaga Ifowodo

If the rivers of blood in Rivers State are ever to dry up enough for INEC to return to conduct free and fair elections there, if the state is henceforth to live up to its motto of Rivers of Possibilities, the perpetrators of murder and mayhem and sundry electoral crimes…
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Guest Columns

The Irony of Uncommon Transformation – From Citizen to Slave!, By Adetutu Williams

The image of this elderly man crying shamelessly haunts me, not because he lost his family or property but because he couldn’t vote. What is the big deal? It is a PDP state and people might have voted PDP anyway, so why is this man who is not a party…
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Bukola Saraki Versus the All Politicians Congress, By Gimba Kakanda

We must not ask for a senate president that is loyal to, or intimidated by, the president of the federation. Nigerians must ask for one capable of highlighting the relative independence of the legislative arm while also respecting the interrelationship needed to smoothly run the affairs of Nigeria. In the…
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With May 29 Approaching, Is there Really Excitement in the Air?, By Soji Apampa

The poor, the downtrodden, activists and those who previously suffered neglect have been swept to new levels of euphoria by the power of the APC change ideology. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria requires that there should be a handover of power on May 29, 2015, but does…
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