Opinion

Atiku, Ambition and the Endgame, By Louis Odion

Against this overwhelming backcloth, the rationally minded cannot but wonder what may be giving Atiku and his crowd confidence. Maybe, it is the metaphysics of the marabouts. So, after all his thunderous imprecations and venomous profiling of the Wazirin Adamawa as “hopelessly corrupt”, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) could not resist…
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Opinion

Wole Soyinka, Bobo Fine, Natasha and the Window Seat, By Simbo Olorunfemi

What is the point of a right if one does not have the discretionary wisdom on where and when to exercise it? There is a place to assert rights and a place for common sense. Our journey in life will be punctured by situations and circumstances asking questions of us.…
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Opinion

Dear Mr. Tonye Cole: Thank You For Standing Up For Respect, By Olaokun Soyinka

Mr. Tonye Cole Seat 1A Air Peace Abuja – Los c/o Instagram via Twitter Dear Mr. Cole, I am writing to thank you for standing up for my father, and for respect. You ignited a social media storm that appears to have had even more impact on aviation matters than…
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Columns

Embedded in Beirut: A Communion With Ancestors, By Louis Odion

...whereas Nigeria could be said to have made significant progress in terms of integration in some areas, Lebanon remains largely haunted by centrifugal forces - ethnic, sectarian, social and political. Being pulled in different directions over the ages by priests of numerous faiths, being used and passed over by different…
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Why PDP’s Loss In Ekiti Is Bad News For the APC and Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of the APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi had won the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, APC spin-doctors went into overdrive. Lai Mohammed, well-loved by all and sundry…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Fangs of June 12, By Shola Oshunkeye

...last Tuesday’s conferment and Buhari’s apology effectively buried the political remains of, not General Ibrahim Babangida who annulled the election, Obasanjo, who long before he was jailed by General Sani Abacha, did his best to help other June 12 haters to inter the phenomenon. Even if politics was the primary…
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