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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Opinion

Between the Patience of a President and the Truculence of a Party Man, By Banji Ojewale

At a time we need healing after the poll, not many would go against the president’s decision to opt for an inclusive administration, without compromising party purity and the spirit of sharing the spoils of war. If an electoral battle has been won, the next stage should be to seek…
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Columns

Buhari and the Heavy Price of Sectionalism, By Majeed Dahiru

...Buhari’s sectionalism is also an albatross on its presumed Without a clear-cut vision and a matching policy articulation on how to turn around the socio-economic hopelessness of Northern Nigeria within an integrated framework of national development, the North will have to pay a heavy price for Buhari’s sectionalism with an…
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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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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

An Adiye Irana For Pius Adesanmi, By Festus Adedayo

He is an ecumenical spirit which can never die. The global celebration of his brief life is a confirmation of the wisdom in Yoruba traditional African philosophy, which celebrates a man who dies young, rather than one who dies at old age without affecting humanity. Like Western philosophers, theologians, necromancers,…
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Opinion

Nigeria 2019: Of Voided Votes and Inconclusive State Polls, By Rafiq Raji

"...In Rivers, until further notice the elections due to violence in polling units and collation centres, staff being taken hostage and election materials, including results sheets, seized or destroyed by unauthorised persons. There is no doubt that the electoral process there was severely compromised.” If this conclusion is also made…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Propaganda Will Not Improve This Economy, By ‘Tope Fasua

We should also limit the extent we deploy propaganda and deliberate lies and obfuscation because these things always leave dregs of discord which hold the nation down permanently in disunity, bitterness, prejudice and injustice. It will be a miracle if Nigeria makes progress in the next four years. I try…
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Opinion

How Buhari Won The Battle But Lost The War, By SKC Ogbonnia

...while it can be reasoned that Buhari deserves commendation for his victory, because the alternative was definitively The palpable anger trailing Buhari’s victory, including the outright rejection of the results of the poll by the opposition, has more to do with the fact that the president ran a campaign charged…
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