Columns

Anthony Anenih: A Personal and Political Portrait, By Reuben Abati

We commiserate with the people of Edo State on the passage of their illustrious son, Anthony Akhakhon Anenih, who rose beyond his local beginnings to become a man of nationalistic influence and a Nigerian statesman. When he was around, he made a difference which is what every human being of…
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Columns

A Silver Jubilee Dream of Delta State, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Thus, for all its oil and gas, its highly trained and sophisticated indigenes, Delta State has one of the most uninspiring histories of governance. So much so that it can hardly justify the grossly inadequate but still considerable 13 percent derivation funds it receives as an oil producing state. Nothing,…
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Opinion

Maximum Security Needed for Mr. President As Corruption Fights Back, By Joe Igbokwe

As President Buhari digs in without looking back in fighting corruption in Nigeria, corruption is ferociously fighting back like a wounded lion. The most corrupt political party in Africa and the world, PDP was the first to start the blackmail and intimidation. They tell us is that the President should…
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Guest Columns

We Challenge Buhari to a Debate, By Reuben Abati

The last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Elections: Halt The Senseless Violence Now!

The path to next month’s national elections in Nigeria, and the expectations for a peaceful process among even the most optimistic among us, now points to a need for intense worry: welcome to elections Nigeriana, a true season of violence, mayhem, and our legacy pattern of electoral killings and destructions.…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria Police As An Institution Of Regression, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Few months back, President Goodluck Jonathan appointed a new Inspector General of Police. Ironically, the new IGP, Suleiman Abba, is from Nigeria’s North-west zone just like his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar. Mr. Abba’s appointment was greeted with widespread opposition because of his unsavoury connection with the nation’s most repressive dictators of…
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