Opinion

NACTEST: Osinbajo and the Revised Counter-Insurgency Campaign, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The vice president of Federal Republic of Nigeria is not just an ordinary person. Professor Yemi Osinbajo is an accomplished scholar, award-winning legal practitioner, a respected church pastor and man of seemingly impeccable character. He and his family have displayed enviable character of humility and simplicity. As the second most…
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Guest Columns

Rentier Welfarism: Why Nigeria’s Centre Cannot Hold, By Chris Ngwodo

...we have now reached a confluence of crisis and opportunity in which political and economic necessity are converging to make what was once thought impossible, inevitable. If Buhari commits to this course, his will go down in history as Nigeria’s most radically transformative presidency Nigeria in fifty years. This big…
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Columns

El Rufai and the Challenge of Building Kaduna In a Day With One Kobo, By Pius Adesanmi

Two years into his service as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El Rufai got me into trouble. A good friend of mine who held an important position in one of the top international development funding agencies in North America had put together some kind of “funders’ bazaar”. He…
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Nigeria’s Democracy Is Still Fragile, Please Handle With Care!, By Soji Apampa

The nation heaved a big sigh of relief the moment Goodluck Jonathan gracefully conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari and averted the rivers of blood that local and international punters projected would flow in the streets of most major cities across Nigeria - a doomsday vision easily dismissed by the uninitiated.…
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Letter to Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, By Tolu Ogunlesi

President Buhari should under no circumstances allow himself to be cast as a Fulani President, or a President of northerners or Muslims. Vice President Osinbajo should never succumb to the temptation to see himself as a Vice President for Yoruba people, or the Redeemed Christian Church of God, or for…
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Guest Columns

This Victory belongs to Nigeria, By Chris Ngwodo

Last weekend, Nigerian voters gathered in the valley of electoral decision and made their choice, sending seismic shockwaves coursing through the world’s sixth largest democracy. In the process, prideful party barons were humbled, certain myths were nullified and a ruling party whose leadership once arrogantly predicted its inevitable sixty-year hegemony…
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Common Sense Revolution: The People’s Time Has Come, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

We have reached the point where we must make a point. History beckons. We must answer it well or not at all. To respond wisely is to open ourselves to a better future. Elections are set for March 28. They will determine the fate of the nation for years to…
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