Opinion

Constitution Review: Liberalising the Electoral Process With Independent Candidature, By Samson Itodo

Nigerians have been speaking with one voice on this issue. The 2005 National Political Conference and the 2014 National Conference advocated for independent candidacy. The two most prominent executive committees on electoral reform (Justice Uwais committee of 2007 and Senator Nnamani Committee of 2016) also recommended independent candidacy. The Nigerian…
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Opinion

President Buhari: It’s Time To Sue for Sustaining Peace and Inclusive Governance, By Majeed Dahiru

My dear President Buhari, I join millions of our country men and women in felicitating with you, your family, associates and well-wishers on your return from medical vacation in the United Kingdom. I wish you good health and strength to continue to discharge the enormous responsibilities of your exalted office…
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Opinion

Muhammadu Buhari’s Unconvincing Return from Medical Leave, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Buhari’s stay in office or resignation is simply an integrity question — and integrity is personal, not Buhari reserves the right to treat himself and recover fully but the country shouldn’t be held to ransom. Nigeria, meanwhile, deserves a substantive president — not just in name but also in practice.…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Speech: Changing the Sitting Order In a Stuck Titanic?, By Louis Odion

Overall, it is reassuring to hear Buhari speaking firmly, restating his promise to decisively tackle merchants of hate, kidnappers and "farmers versus herdsmen clashes" (sic). But the president needs to understand that these are only symptoms of deep structural defects long detected in the federal union. What remains is to…
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Opinion

While President Buhari Was Away, By Steve Azaiki

To me, a key point overlooked in the agitation against President Buhari’s medical vacation was whether there was an acting president who was effectively in charge. Answering that question, and indeed ensuring that the acting president was truly and effectively in charge, would have done more to deepen our constitutional…
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Bámidélé Upfront

President Buhari, Please Breakup the Unholy Trinity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Unholy Trinity of Mamman Daura, Abba Kyari and Lawal Daura is not good for your administration. You can fire them today and nothing will happen. Same goes for the lesser evil - your attorney-general. He is a serpent! Dear President Buhari, I am happy you came back to Nigeria…
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