Columns

Karma and the Parable of ‘Filadefia’, By Louis Odion

...nonetheless, it is impossible to deny the shadow of Karma now engulfing Okorocha. Some eight years ago, he too barely waited for then Governor Ikedi Ohakim to write his hand-over notes before bombarding banks with letters from the “Office of the Governor-Elect” to dishonour cheques presented by the Government House…
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Columns

Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka…
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Opinion

Atiku and The “Idiotic” Ohaneze: Where Good Reasons Lack Logic, By SKC Ogbonnia

There are good reasons to question the decision of the Ohaneze; but desecrating the apex Igbo socio-cultural group or disparaging its leader is sheer political eye-service. It does not bode well for the party nor the Igbo as a nation. True sympathisers of the APC should expend energy on promoting…
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Columns

Ajimobi’s Giant Strides In Folly, By Azu Ishiekwene

As we move towards an election year, desperate politicians, especially “constituted authority”, will do increasingly foolish and outrageous things for political expediency, if we let them. Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is increasingly becoming the Rochas Okorocha of the South-West. With very little effort, he might surpass the latter,…
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Opinion

Ndi Igbo, the Nigerian Dilemma and Why We Are All Biafrans, By Chido Onumah

The Biafran metaphor can, therefore, become a rallying point for a renegotiated Nigeria. Like other Nigerians, Ndi Igbo have sacrificed for, and put a lot into Nigeria to prove their stake in it. They ought not be running away from it. Let me note, however, that I am not in…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Troubled Times Ahead for the APC Coalition, By Femi Aribisala

In the first-coming of Buhari, he was overthrown by his allies. If he does not play his cards right, his second-coming may be no different from his first. After a short interlude from its near implosion over the choice of its legislative leadership, the APC should be back on its…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How Jega Defeated Jonathan for Buhari in the Election, By Femi Aribisala

The innovation of the Permanent Voters Cards is designed to permanently disenfranchise the South. If this is not redressed immediately, the North will always determine the winner in Nigerian elections. If you did not see my column last week, it was because I did not want to rain on anyone’s…
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