Opinion

Atiku’s Presidential Dream: An Obituary, By SKC Ogbonnia

The imminent defeat should not be attributed to other needless underhand tactics of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), such as the heedless removal of the chief justice of the federation or the artless death threats to foreign election observers by a sitting ruling party governor. The problem is simply…
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Opinion

Things Fall Apart, But Is the President Aware?, By Atedo Peterside

...PMB is in the lead, but Atiku has momentum because of some recent important endorsements and also on account of the fact that the bulk of the Undecided reside in the four zones where PMB is weakest. Anap Foundation has commissioned opinion polls for every presidential poll and many governorship…
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Columns

The 2019 Elections: A Call for Caution and Hope, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Let us allow the campaigns to go on peacefully so that Nigerians could make up their minds who they want to vote for in a serene Campaign platforms are churning out survey reports claiming that their candidates would win, and that’s fine. The ultimate choice is that of the voter,…
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Columns

Soyinka, Atiku and Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, By Festus Adedayo

In the democracy that Nigeria enjoys today, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s contribution has been huge and unambiguously massive. If the weight of contribution were coterminous with reward, Soyinka should have been awarded the presidency of Nigeria, in the post-military regime, like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. In physical participations…
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Opinion

Atiku and The “Idiotic” Ohaneze: Where Good Reasons Lack Logic, By SKC Ogbonnia

There are good reasons to question the decision of the Ohaneze; but desecrating the apex Igbo socio-cultural group or disparaging its leader is sheer political eye-service. It does not bode well for the party nor the Igbo as a nation. True sympathisers of the APC should expend energy on promoting…
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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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Columns

Assessing the Atiku and Buhari Policy Documents, By Rafiq Raji

“My main criticism is that both documents are extremely ambitious (unrealistic perhaps) in their spending plans without much focus on generating revenue to implement those plans. Politically, I can understand why that is the case - talking about collecting or raising taxes isn’t exactly compelling for the general public.” It…
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Columns

Making A Mockery of Electioneering Campaign, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

On February 16, 2019, the presidential election, first in the series of general elections, will hold. Expectedly, electioneering campaigns are at their peak with identifiable campaign messages and manifestoes, catch-phrases and slogans to take away, as it is expected every four years in Nigeria. This time, the situation is different;…
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