Opinion

Asiwaju Tinubu, Where Is Comrade Sowore?, By SKC Ogbonnia

Although they worked together in 2015 against the common enemy in the gross misrule under PDP, quite alright, Sowore has always seen Tinubu as the godfather of the corrupt cabal stifling progress in South-West Therefore, even if Tinubu ...has no hands in the travails of the stoic silence suggests clear…
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Columns

The Farce of a Presidential Tribunal, By Dele Agekameh

From the frivolous contest of the president’s certificate by Atiku’s lawyers to the absurd argument over Atiku’s nationality by the president’s lawyers, the tribunal was an exercise in futility, made worse by INEC’s slap on the face of Nigerians about the server. In all of this, the country and its…
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Opinion

Bayelsa ‘Guber’ Race: Only the Fittest Will Win, By Fidelis Nwagwu

Granting the way things currently stand amongst Bayelsa PDP’s ‘Top Five’ contenders, Okara appears to have an edge to clinch the ticket. Observers believe that he towers over other contenders, especially those from Yenagoa LGA because he is a bridge builder who is acceptable to both the Jonathan and Dickson…
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Opinion

Sowore And Revolution: As Buhari Forgets Why And How He Became President, By SKC Ogbonnia

Rather than toe the path of violence or emulate Buhari’s incendiary style, Omoyele Sowore called for a peaceful revolution with the goal of awakening an unresponsive government towards change. Unfortunately, similar to the pattern under military dictatorship, the president ordered the arrest of Sowore, naively claiming that the word 'revolution'…
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Columns

Does Nigeria Really Need A Revolution Now?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

While street protests are important, I personally believe the biggest revolution needed in Nigeria is the revolution of self — the revolution of values, intellect and the mind. Our problem is more than Muhammdu Buhari; it is that warped sense of values that drive many of us to place self…
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Columns

How The Lawan Senate Failed its First Major Test, By Reuben Abati

This screening process has been totally without rigour or colour. It is the Senate’s first major test under Ahmed Lawan’s watch and the result is woeful, if not absolutely ludicrous. Before now, the Senate had promised Nigerians that it would conduct a rigorous screening process. Instead, it has chosen to…
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Don’t You Already Regret Voting for Buhari?, By Femi Aribisala

What were you thinking voting for Buhari? Thanks to him, the Nigerian economy is in tatters. Farming is hazardous, with herdsmen on the rampage. Travel by road is now dangerous, with kidnappers on the loose. The government has returned Nigeria to a high debtor status, from which we were once…
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Columns

Munching Sour Nigeria Over Delicious Pounded Yam, By Festus Adedayo

Speaking on a topic he said was a slap-dash title called "The Academic Craft", Obadare dwelled on ideas of how to be an academic, together with its accompanying qualifications of a moral canvass and infrastructural imperatives. According to him, the talk was cobbled together to explain the academic in the…
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Columns

In Search of the Real Oshiomhole, By Azu Ishiekwene

...where’s the real Oshiomhole? Where’s the Oshiomhole who fought godfathers at every turn and insisted on the right of the people to make their choices? Where’s the Oshiomhole who railed against patronage and canvassed meritocracy? Where’s the Oshiomhole who disdained cronyism and extolled competence? As I watched the video again…
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