Columns

Does Nigeria Really Need A Revolution Now?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

While street protests are important, I personally believe the biggest revolution needed in Nigeria is the revolution of self — the revolution of values, intellect and the mind. Our problem is more than Muhammdu Buhari; it is that warped sense of values that drive many of us to place self…
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How The Lawan Senate Failed its First Major Test, By Reuben Abati

This screening process has been totally without rigour or colour. It is the Senate’s first major test under Ahmed Lawan’s watch and the result is woeful, if not absolutely ludicrous. Before now, the Senate had promised Nigerians that it would conduct a rigorous screening process. Instead, it has chosen to…
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Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC Mob, By Reuben Abati

I urge Senator Ahmed Lawan to avoid this kind of situation in the future. Critics are not destroyers. They are also part of the national common project. Nobody should be subjected to an apartheid treatment or the politics of segregation just because they express a different opinion. Central to all…
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Columns

Crocodile Tears For Zamfara and a Culture of Interference, By Azu Ishiekwene

Zamfara was the metaphor of APC’s catastrophic primaries in a number of states and Oshiomhole cannot pretend otherwise. In Delta, Imo, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun and Lagos, it was a shambolic spectre of bribes, shady deals, intimidation, blackmail and rules-bending in varying degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all outcomes.…
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Columns

Walking the Path of Another Coup At Dawn and Its Martial Song, By Festus Adedayo

Even though the world over, the norm is that the party that has the majority in the parliament should have the ancillary benefit of producing its principal officers, it is not done in defiance of parliamentary rules, which dictate that the exercise is the absolute prerogative of the two chambers.…
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Guest Columns

Senators Saraki and Ekweremadu’s Elections Are a Nullity, By Jiti Ogunye

It is our considered view that the elections of Bukola Saraki as the Senate President and Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President are illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. They are a sham. Put in another way, Bukola Saraki and Ekweremadu, are not, legally speaking, the Senate President and Deputy Senate…
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Guest Columns

Superior Strategy Over Party Supremacy, By Owei Lakemfa

The Saraki group seemed to have also partly resolved a dilemma of the Buhari administration; how do you bring in the South-East elites who seem completely left out of the country’s political hierarchy? It did that by getting the immediate past Senate Deputy President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP…
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Opinion

National Assembly Leadership Elections: APC’s Double Speak, By Babatope Babalobi

...the success of Senator Bukola Saraki’s rebellion against his party’s wishes and choice reinforces the well-known view that Nigerian political parties are mere platforms for political aggrandisement and the fulfilment of personal ambitions rather than platforms for advancing ideological interests or the public good. 'Treachery', 'Disloyalty', “Monumental act of indiscipline',…
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