Columns

Anthony Anenih: A Personal and Political Portrait, By Reuben Abati

We commiserate with the people of Edo State on the passage of their illustrious son, Anthony Akhakhon Anenih, who rose beyond his local beginnings to become a man of nationalistic influence and a Nigerian statesman. When he was around, he made a difference which is what every human being of…
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Opinion

2018 Osun Gubernatorial Race: A Three-Way Horse Race, By Demola Olarewaju

If the process is not compromised though, then I can confidently predict that the winner of the election will emerge with not more than 45 per cent of the total votes cast. The Osogbo-Olorunda axis will be the deciding LGAs and observers should watch out for results from there for…
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Opinion

Forces In the Current Power Struggle In Nigeria, By Edwin Madunagu

In its 75-year history, the Nigerian Left has had tremendous impact, not only among the working and toiling masses and the “wretched of the earth”, but across the social formation and in the country’s political process. But that impact has been dissipated like steam not enclosed in a pistonbox! Although…
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Guest Columns

Recognising June 12: For National Healing and Reconciliation, By Muhammadu Buhari

...on behalf of the Federal Government, I tender the nation’s apology to the family of late MKO Abiola, who got the highest votes and to those that lost their loved ones in the cause of the June 12 struggle. Today, I am very happy to be present and to preside…
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Opinion

On Silver Jubilee of June 12, Nigeria Needs a New Civic Coalition for Democracy By Chidi Odinkalu

In 1993, the inspiration for the political actors came from the resilience of civic actors, provided then by the Campaign for Democracy (CD). 19 years after the return to civil rule, such civic voices are once again needed to inspire another generation of political actors and citizens in joint enterprise.…
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Opinion

Movements of Nigeria’s Ruling Class, By Edwin Madunagu

The questions now are: Will Nigeria’s ruling class — presently in political turmoil — reconstruct their political formations but still maintain two main parties, or will they return to the multiplicity of (1999–2013)? Will the two parties be ideologically distinguishable? Will any of them seriously put the main questions before…
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