Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

2019 Elections In September 2017 — Nigeria Now In ‘Political Recession’, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...I’ve always thought Nigeria needs to switch to a single term of six years for presidents — focus on all you can do in those six years and never be burdened by the distraction of re-election. It would be the perfect scenario to help the country avoid phases like the…
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Opinion

What’s Really the Fuss About Aisha Alhassan’s Statement?, By Sikiru Akinola

Is that we believe if Asiwaju Bola Tinubu decides to run against Buhari, Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed will support the latter? Or that the spokesperson of the ruling APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, will support Buhari against Saraki?‎ Who does not know that this government came in through the coalition of…
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Opinion

A President and His 32″ TV, By Garba Shehu

A country struggling with its economy should consider herself lucky with a leader who husbands state resources as prudently as he does his personal resources. When Bayo Omoboriowo, the restless personal photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari barged in on the president requesting to have his picture taken as he watched…
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Opinion

Presidents Buhari and Osinbajo: Body Language as State Policy, By Emoruwa Adewunmi

The importance of body language cannot be discounted but it must be matched with solid and sustainable measures if our country is serious about making change happen. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, a former speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives and current governor of Sokoto State, mainstreamed the term “body language” into…
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Opinion

Buhari and Charlottesville: Two Cases of Ill-health, By ‘Tope Oriola

Illnesses are not the exclusive preserve of individuals. Societies periodically suffer major health complications. A lot has happened in the last few days. It was nice to see the president return to Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari held himself with dignity and had not lost his wits while clearly depicting the…
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Opinion

The North-East and Ogoniland: a Tale of One Nigeria?, By Saatah Nubari

The Niger Delta, Nigeria’s very own heavily populated Chernobyl, felicitates with the people of the North-East, Nigeria’s very own Baghdad. Maybe succour will come to the Delta too since it is One Nigeria, or maybe it is a every-man-for-himself Nigeria. Whichever way, we are diligently taking notes. It has been…
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Columns

Saraki, Sowore and Nigeria’s Barabbas Moment, By Pius Adesanmi

In both men, we are offered two opposed visions, two opposed possibilities for our country. Both men represent a symbolic struggle. That struggle is bigger than them. Where we stand, what we say or do not say, represents a position we are taking in that struggle. Our stance represents a…
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Opinion

Mambila Power: Buhari’s Big Bang Project Set To Take Off, By Garba Shehu

This show-piece infrastructure project by the Muhammadu Buhari administration will therefore chart a new course of prosperity in Taraba, the North-East and the entire country. It will, no doubt, help in lifting the country’s infrastructure deficit. After construction, it will be the biggest single power project in the country. The…
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