Opinion

Could Atiku Be A Misunderstood Patriot?, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Interestingly, Atiku is perhaps the most misunderstood patriot in modern Nigeria. For several years now, whenever he comes up to the political realm as a contestant to beat, his opponents try to persuade the voting public to a supposed predisposition toward the abuse of public trust. It was the German…
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Columns

CJN: Who’s “Gate”?, By Dele Agekameh

Onnoghen's seeming crisis of honour and lack of self-respect has led to the degeneration of this matter into a full blown constitutional crisis. Other not-too-palatable decisions have been made by the executive arm of government, but an honourable self-recusal by Onnoghen could have tempered the storm and minimised the backlash.…
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Columns

Paying For Sirika’s Aborted Flight of Fancy, By Azu Ishiekwene

What is baffling is not that the project failed is baffling is that Sirika, and those who could have called him to order, deliberately ignored all the warning signs of a clear and present danger and just kept spending money and making commitments in a way that they might never…
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Opinion

Direct Primaries: Smart Politics, Good for Governance, By Babafemi Ojudu

If general elections were meant to determine the person who can best serve a constituency, then a direct primary, in my opinion, will elect the best person who will be most capable of winning a popular vote. This will save the winner the embarrassment of having to be looking for…
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Opinion

Beware of Americans, Even If They Bear Gifts, By Owei Lakemfa

Generally, I will suggest we be critical of the moves and actions of America towards Nigeria. In his book Aeneid, written between 29 and 19 BC, Virgil wrote “Beware of Greeks even when they bear gifts” I will paraphrase this by telling my fellow Nigerians and Africans: Beware of Americans,…
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Opinion

Benighted Followers As Buhari’s Albatross, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...like many Nigerians, what gladdens me most about the emergence of Buhari as president is not about the man himself, or about his personal integrity (or whatever that is left of it), but what that emergence symbolises. It symbolises the fact that despite the so-called power of incumbency, a sitting…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Foreign Policy In One Year, By Aliyu Abdullahi

Since Nigeria gained its independence in 1960, the country has pursued a foreign policy with an alignment to the West, with the exception in the periods of both late Generals Murtala Mohammed and Sani Abacha which saw the country moving to the East. President Muhammadu Buhari who assumed office exactly…
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