Opinion

Jibrin: An Undisputed Kingmaker In the House of Representatives, By Idris Omolabake

Jibrin has succeeded in 'installing' two different speakers of the House of Representatives in two different circumstances, first through a rebellion against the establishment; and the other in enforcing the position of the same establishment. The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila,…
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Columns

Inconclusive Vote: Buhari’s Disclaimer, By Azu Ishiekwene

In all the states where the elections were inconclusive, it seems obvious that desperate politicians want to bend the vote, they want an outcome other than what the people want. That’s asking for trouble. Buhari must not yield to blackmail or allow his office to be used for vote trafficking.…
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Opinion

2019 and Ugwuanyi’s Enduring Legacies, By Louis Amoke

All these exemplary leadership qualities are responsible for the avalanche of goodwill, encomiums and unprecedented endorsements from every facet of the society for the governor’s re-election in 2019. The recent record-breaking unanimous endorsement from all the traditional rulers in the state cannot be easily A critical evaluation of Governor Ifeanyi…
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Columns

The Most Critical Nigerian Institutions are the Most Corrupt, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My concern is that we now a have a generic crisis of reputational erosion affecting our key institutions. Over the past two years, the reputation of the National Assembly has been dragged in the mud with the numerous court cases against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the budget padding…
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Opinion

Youth and Women Inclusion: Complementing Efforts of the House of Representatives, By ‘Rinsola Abiola

It is imperative that these efforts be sustained as the fight for inclusion now proceeds to the state level. Having won the first round at the National Assembly, youth and women advocates must organise and engage at state level with as much vigour, if not more. “This Bill is in…
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Opinion

#NotTooYoungToRun: Why Legislators Must Not Kill This Bill, By Hamzat Lawal

It is about addressing an emerging need in the polity, after witnessing more than seven thousand youth troop out to canvass support for the #NotTooYoungToRun bill in insurgency-ravaged Yobe and Borno States. It is about entrenching true democracy – the choice of the people, who have spoken loud and clear…
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Guest Columns

Presidential Infirmity: the Futility of Cameo, By Louis Odion

...how a glass-fragile fakir, earlier wildly speculated by busybodies to be vegetating at the point of incapacitation - if not death, suddenly summoned the extraordinary athleticism to pull off such a feat in physiological vitality is still a mystery, even at this writing. It was stuff only expected in the…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Civilian Presidency: Was It a Serious Misunderstanding?, By Frisky Larr

In all of these, the president is nowhere to be seen. He is nowhere to be heard. Has it been a serious misunderstanding after all is said and done? President Muhammadu Buhari will ultimately have to choose between his health and the health of Nigeria. Will he give his last…
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