Opinion

Osinbajo and the Buhari Presidency After Abba Kyari, By ‘Tope Oriola

I have emphasised for a while that those still spending time criticising the Buhari presidency are wasting their time. This is time for solutions. This government needs This government and this country may unravel at the seams if President Buhari allows — implicitly or explicitly — his deputy to be…
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Opinion

COVID-19: The Dual Threat of A Virus and A Fake News Epidemic, By Idayat Hassan

To rapidly and effectively counter disinformation and misinformation, the Nigerian government must engage in a sustained two-way communication with her citizens. They must consistently and transparently provide information that responds to citizens concerns. The global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is happening at a time when sorting facts from fiction has…
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Columns

Degi Whatchamacallit, David Lyon and the Fall of APC In Bayelsa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The cruel manner of Lyon’s loss will force political parties, or at the very least the leading candidates, to pay more attention first to their internal verification mechanisms and next to their internal politics. The lead-up to the 2019 general election was littered with allegations and counter-allegations of certificate forgery.…
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Opinion

As the Supreme Court Reviews Its Decision On Imo Governorship Election, By Chidi Odinkalu

Nigeria’s experiment in elective governance can hardly survive by choosing to replace INEC’s arbitrariness with judicial imponderability. This is why the sitting of the Court on Tuesday matters. In 2008, the Supreme Court scorned the notion of deciding election disputes based on principles as “vague, nebulous and large.” On 18…
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Opinion

Unity Is the Need of the Hour: On INEC’S De-registration of 78 Political Parties, By Jude Feranmi

There has been and continues to be various arguments on the possibility of this unity, and the details involved. Should parties with differing ideologies merge, for instance, for the purpose of numbers? Should deregistered parties merge together to form a new party or should they take their numbers to one…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Security Crisis: When Not To Play The Tribal Card, By SKC Ogbonnia

The presidency chose to evoke Biafra, clinging on Buhari’s long-standing emotional myopia, which assumes that any protest against injustice somehow poses more danger than the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen terrorism put Invoking Biafra was basically a tribal dog whistle to diffuse and trivialise Abaribe’s timely attention to security as…
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Columns

How Buhari’s Second Term Is Evaporating In the 2023 Discourse, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It thus appear that everything that the Buhari government will do in its second term is about taking a position ahead of 2023 politics and unsurprisingly, appointments have remained lopsided and good governance has since assumed the back seat. Barely one year after President Buhari was sworn in for his…
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