Columns

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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Opinion

Amaechi-Kachikwu: Between A fighter and A Manager, By Yushau A. Shuaib

While we urge the fighters and managers in the cabinet of President Buhari to work closely and collectively towards political stability, national security and economic advancement, they should limit the negative aspects of their conflict and increase the positive aspects of the struggle. What Nigerians want now is more focus…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Defeat of President Buhari’s Idealism, By Femi Aribisala

It is clear from the announced names of Buhari’s proposed ministers that these are not the people he took four months to select. Things have not been going according to plan for President Buhari. For the last four months since his famous victory, the president has been engaged in a…
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Guest Columns

Saraki: Removing Trousers Through The Head, By Jaafar Jaafar

I don't blame Saraki for becoming senate president. I rather blame the APC and the president for creating a chance for him. The APC and the presidency will certainly pay the price of their initial mistake, which created the crack Saraki entered in the senate caucus. As we say in…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Buhari’s 100 Days of Incompetence and Abject Failure, By Femi Aribisala

It is time to admit it. Electing Buhari as president was a big national blunder. After the 2015 election, I predicted on Twitter that when critical decisions are to be taken, Yemi Osinbajo, the token Southerner in Aso Rock, would be sent to go and buy “guguru and epa.” This…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Party Discipline and The Senate of Toads and Squirrels, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Up till now, the dominant parties, the (PDP) and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) offer Nigerians no discernible ideological content and no institutional core from which an enduring philosophy can be derived. That is why it is easy for commitment problems to arise in the APC due to the divergence…
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Opinion

Senator Dino Melaye: You’re Now Madam Saraki’s Handbag Carrier?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Dear Senator Dino, Congratulations on your appointment as Chief Bag Carrier to Madam Toyin Saraki. I must confess it's a well deserved appointment, considering your support for her husband's emergence as our senate president. I'm doing you this letter in response to your comic defence on your recent visit to…
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