Columns

Buhari and Other Authors of Nigeria’s Famous Book, By Azu Ishiekwene

Ten years from now, when we look back at Buhari’s promise to lay the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, would it be another chapter in the Book of Empty Speeches? Will his October 1 promise to provide “affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the not-too-distant future”…
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Opinion

Between the Despots in Power and the Despots In Waiting, By Chris Ngwodo

Nigerian politicians are unwilling to curb the excessive powers of the executive because they want to wield such powers themselves. In a sense, Nigerian politics is a contest between despots in power and despots in waiting. What Frantz Fanon once said of the native is also true of Nigerian elites:…
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Columns

OPL 245: The Most Popular Oil Block, By Reuben Abati

The Malabu/Shell crisis has spanned the lives of four administrations: Abacha, Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan. The Jonathan administration helped to resolve a lingering crisis and saved the Federal Government of Nigeria from the risk of liability. If the allocation of oil blocks had not been politicised and personalised in the first…
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Opinion

A Lucky President Or a Lazy Generation?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

The youth should not fall prey to this latest gimmick of division. They should rather see through the falsity of this lazy way of thinking and strive towards holding the government accountable to its many promises. They should shun the temptation to be distracted or disillusioned. They should not allow…
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Opinion

Re: ‘Why The Presidency Should Save PenCom From Politics’, By Olumide Bajulaiye

...it is safe to leave the legality of Amazu’s disengagement for the court to decide since the issues have been presented before it. However, it should be noted that the Pension Reform Act gives the president the power to remove any or all members of the PenCom executive management in…
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Opinion

Electoral Justice in Kenya and Nigeria, By Femi Falana

...it is undoubtedly clear that the Supreme Court of Kenya has freed itself from the dangerous influence of Nigerian courts by jettisoning the doctrines of substantial compliance and proof of election petitions beyond reasonable doubt. In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2016, it has also embraced technology…
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