Columns

As Discontent and Rivalry Take Centre Stage In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Now, the discontent, power-play and rivalry (which are self-inflicted and are about self-interest) that are on display are symptomatic of the larger “battles” discussed in “hushed voices at the top”, which we all know and hear about, while the business of governance is now comatose. The sum total of everything…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Extent of Presidential Powers, By Reuben Abati

Nigerians must make a value judgment: do we need to preserve the status quo or is there a need to review the extent of presidential powers? There are two ways forward: a constitutional amendment of presidential powers to make presidents more accountable, more institution-based and less omnipotent, or a resolution…
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Opinion

Presidents Buhari and Osinbajo: Body Language as State Policy, By Emoruwa Adewunmi

The importance of body language cannot be discounted but it must be matched with solid and sustainable measures if our country is serious about making change happen. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, a former speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives and current governor of Sokoto State, mainstreamed the term “body language” into…
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Opinion

Petrol Subsidy Reform: Doing the Right Thing So Wrongly!, By Victoria Ohaeri

...industry watchdogs like Spaces for Change remain cautiously optimistic, and hope that the removal of subsidy will eventually lead to total deregulation of the downstream sector. The red caution flags stem from the government’s poor communication strategy, official price fixing, the petroleum products equalisation fund and other institutional barriers to…
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Columns

Make Your Enemies’ Lies Work for You, By Pius Adesanmi

When you are President and your enemies accidentally tell a lie guaranteed to make you look good, you own it and let them rue their foolishness and stupidity. That is political savvy. You turn your enemies lies into a wonderful goal for yourself. While hoping that President Buhari, Vice President…
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