Columns

Ajimobi’s Last-minute Heists: Of Media Scoops and a Jaundiced Narrative?, By Festus Adedayo

Could the serial publications of these alleged thefts be a manifestation of a clandestine manipulation and exploitation of the excitement of the media for Specifically, could Ajimobi be a victim of someone who wants to be considered for a ministerial slot, who feels that muck-raking and destroying the Oyo governor…
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Opinion

The Danger In Buhari’s Totalitarian Patronage Model, By SKC Ogbonnia

The fact is that Buhari’s discriminatory patronage model is a serious threat to the fabric of the vitally essential Nigerian diversity, as well as the opposition. This portends a troubling future. Other fears apart, the president ought to realise that the primary victims of a weak opposition state are the…
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Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Columns

Imposition or Free Choice: New Leadership for the Ninth Senate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I suspect it is too late for the APC to retrace its steps at this point. What is important for the party is to realise is that the National Assembly members are very jealous of their hard-earned autonomy and will fight to preserve it. The leadership of the APC must…
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Opinion

Senate Presidency: Is APC Really Thinking?, By SKC Ogbonnia

... the glaring implication of the latest zoning order is that, with the seeming replacement of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria, the North is set to produce the heads of the three arms of government: the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. Combine it with the reality…
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Nigeria and the Misery Index: Not a Miserable Country, By Reuben Abati

In a Report titled The Misery Index 2018 authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the…
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Columns

Walking the Path of Another Coup At Dawn and Its Martial Song, By Festus Adedayo

Even though the world over, the norm is that the party that has the majority in the parliament should have the ancillary benefit of producing its principal officers, it is not done in defiance of parliamentary rules, which dictate that the exercise is the absolute prerogative of the two chambers.…
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Columns

Kano Politics and the Decline of Values, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The value that emerged from rigging and cynical “development” can only push the people further away from democratic politics. If the peoples' votes do not count, then the values that would triumph in future would be violence and thuggery. Nonetheless, we cannot give up on the core value of accountability.…
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Columns

Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the political tension in the State has arisen to the maximum level and there are fears of political violence, whichever way the results go. On Wednesday, the Kano Peace Committee made a passionate appeal to the political class to keep the peace. Various additional appeals would be made today. My…
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