Opinion

COVID-19 and Hard Lessons In Economic Diversification, By ‘Tope Fasua

I just hope we are learning stark lessons from the ongoing melee. It should not just be about the frenzy and sensationalism. For after the health scare, comes the economic downspiral. Someone said hunger kills more people than coronavirus. I think they are correct. We have always talked about economic…
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Opinion

Why INEC – A Carrier of Political Coronavirus – Must Be Scrapped, By ‘Tope Fasua

The politics of Nigeria has always been afflicted with serious cancer but in this season of anomie, guided along by toxic fellows in the marauding, nihilistic ruling party, INEC has introduced some of these incurable viruses to finish the work of damaging democracy in Nigeria, while fast-tracking the demise of…
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Opinion

Coronavirus and the Media: Perfect Instruments of Modern Warfare, By ‘Tope Fasua

Whoever made the graphics did not have the intention of helping China manage the crisis, or even the world to contain the disease. This was war. It is subtle, requires no guns to fight, no bombs, no troops on ground, but it is war all the same, with very devastating…
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Columns

INEC’s Bloody Axe and the Political Remnants, By Azu Ishiekwene

Instead of splitting hairs over INEC’s ban – which will happen over and over again – we must address startling inadequacies in the electoral law which permitted the travesty, in the first place. On a hot, dusty harmattan day last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) loaded its gun,…
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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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