Opinion

Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians, By Chido Onumah

There will be another opportunity to explore the different dimensions of the Hushpuppi phenomenon. Just to say that Nigerian Hushpoliticians are enablers of Hushpuppi and company; the Hushpolitician is the father of Stealing from Nigerians has been a favourite pastime of our Hushpoliticians since independence. But it does appear it…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and the “New Normal” of Political Campaigns, By Shamsudeen Adio Yusuf

With the exponential increase in the cases of COVID-19, politicians cannot conduct campaigns through conventional means. They must adapt to the realities of the “new normal” by deploying alternative mechanisms of campaigning, while strengthening the existing ones. Communication is vital in any election. Since COVID-19 emerged, countries have been contending…
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Opinion

COVID-19, An Eightieth Birthday and Politics in Nigeria, By Babafemi A. Badejo

Professor Ade Kukoyi was the first Nigerian to graduate with a Bachelors degree in French from the University of Ibadan (), the premier University in Nigeria. In fact, he was in the first set of students admitted into in the 1962-63 session when the University that was an affiliate of…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Framing Defeat As Victory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What happened in Edo was an unexpected, fast and furious spectacle. The biggest loser of the game - Adams Oshiomhole, the ousted APC chairman - has no one to blame but himself. He allowed himself to be pushed and The outcome of the crisis he precipitated is a perfect example…
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Opinion

Ndigbo: Before Restructuring, Beyond Biafra, By SKC Ogbonnia

...before restructuring, and beyond Biafra; even as it is vitally important to admit that the Nigerian leadership crisis is not devoid of ethnic schisms, where each group and generation potently share blame, a paradigm shift in perception and approach has become very imperative. In the piece, “Coronavirus: The Nigerian Dream…
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Columns

Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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