Opinion

Nigerian Politics Needs All Its Remaining Gentlemen, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs all the Omolúàbís it can find, in the front row, immediately, steering our ship out of what seems to be a journey to self-assured destruction. Anyone who says we should jettison our politics to thugs and chancers, cheats and criminals does not have the love for humanity at…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Columns

Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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Columns

2019 Presidential Election: The Choice Before Nigerians, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...all the card-carrying members of the leading parties, if any, are insignificant and not enough to give victory to the candidates in comparison to the electorate. It is therefore imperative for the electorate to own the process, devoid of sentiments, and vote for a candidate they prefer in a fair…
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Opinion

An Unacceptable Presidential Debate!, By Banji Ojewale

Let our presidential debate organisers bring in the new breed players with their revolutionary ideas on rebuilding Nigeria. We need their speed and new thinking in addressing the problems created by a succession of self-serving establishment rulers. Let a hundred flowers bloom, and a hundred schools of thought contend. —…
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Columns

2019: The Campaigns Have Begun, So What’s On Offer?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My dear five friends, and the 54 other presidential candidates, I encourage you to set new standards in political campaigning in our dear country. Please engage Nigerians on issues-based campaigning on our key problems – insecurity, unemployment, poor health facilities, water and sanitation, ethnic and religious bigotry, etc. Make clear…
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Opinion

IMF and Nigeria’s Taxation System: Organising Our Selves and Our Country, By ‘Tope Fasua

The thing is that we all know the right things to do in this country. Nigerians travel too often – more often than any other peoples on earth – and we see how other countries are run. It’s certainly not rocket-science. It’s all about ORGANISING The entire document from IMF…
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Opinion

All Nations Start As Geographical Expressions, By ‘Tope Fasua

In spite of naysayers, Nigeria has evolved into less of a geographical expression since Awolowo’s statement. North, south, east and west, our lifestyles are more similar than it was in 1960. We now interact more, and the fact that you can read this anywhere you are shows that indeed we…
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