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Opinion

Second Term: A Leadership Lesson Buhari Must Learn, By SKC Ogbonnia

The solution is simple: a presidential leadership style that embodies equity, justice, prudence, and tolerance for opposing views. The fear, however, is that President Buhari may care less. Since being re-elected, the polity has been inundated with symphonies of praises by pandemic sycophants, most of who are goading him to…
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Columns

Crocodile Tears For Zamfara and a Culture of Interference, By Azu Ishiekwene

Zamfara was the metaphor of APC’s catastrophic primaries in a number of states and Oshiomhole cannot pretend otherwise. In Delta, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun and Lagos, it was a shambolic spectre of bribes, shady deals, intimidation, blackmail and rules-bending in varying degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all outcomes.…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

No Yoruba President In Nigeria For Another 20 Years, By Femi Aribisala

...it will be the turn of a Southerner to be president again in 2023. That Southerner must, without controversy, be an Igbo man. Any right-thinking Nigerian must see that it is not only high time for this to happen, it is essential for our national integration. It will also signal…
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Columns

Kano: When the Insolent Meets the Unthinkable, By Louis Odion

What then sadly makes the emerging Kano story more of a fable of villains without any hero is that Sanusi himself inadvertently dug his own political grave. The undertakers apparently arrived last week with a hurriedly contrived law creating four new districts, bringing the emirates to five in what relives…
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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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Opinion

What Is Atiku’s Real Motive With Alternative Facts?, By SKC Ogbonnia

...the 2019 general election had its share of flaws, and the constitution guarantees the right to dissent or legal redress. Yet, any specific redress or case must have a basis in fact — not mere guilty Atiku’s whole approach is fundamentally deceitful, divisive, and insensitive. It does not embody Nigerian…
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Opinion

Yahaya Bello: Presiding Over a Confluence of Absurdities In Kogi, By George Oyedepo

Stripped of their collective pride, it appears that most indigenes of Kogi are waiting for the legitimate opportunity to use their vote to oust Bello. Therefore, the groundswell for the removal of Bello from Lugard House, the official residence of the governor, may have started with the insistence by interested…
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