Columns

The Debaters, Buhari’s Middle Finger And Atiku’s Own Goal, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The presidential candidates of the alternate political be wondering why their performances have assumed lesser significance to the absence of ‘Butiku’, as coined by Ezekwesili. The answer is simple: 2019 is still about PDP and APC. It won’t continue forever, hopefully, but they have a say in how quickly the…
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In Buhari’s 2023, Its Neither East Nor West, By Majeed Dahiru

becomes impossible for Buhari to fix it in just eight years, especially when there is no alternative to the leader among 200 million Nigerians. Then it is possible that such an alternative is yet to be born. With Buhari not making any verbal commitment to either the South-East or South-West,…
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Opinion

2023 Presidency Advocates: Manipulating Tribalism, While Deepening Poverty, By Ken Tadaferua

...the appeal to tribalism during election campaigns is one of the most ruthless, wicked and selfish manipulation that politicians deploy to deceive the masses to vote for them. The campaign for a Yoruba or Igbo or northern presidency in 2023 or any other time is a ruse from hell. They…
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Opinion

Politics and Language In A Time of Discordant Tunes, By ‘Kanmi Ademiluyi

The traducers of the VP, motivated by negative designs, went about the business of attack with nary a thought for caution. As Orwell pointed out in the same essay, "But if thought corrupts language, language corrupts thought." Inevitably, the framework of the business of ethnic entrepreneurship really corrupts thinking and…
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Opinion

The 2019 Debate: Nigeria Still Does Not Know Its Problem, By SKC Ogbonnia

Nigeria’s leadership dilemma appears insoluble because the problem is being approached from the periphery. Instead of attacking the main problem, successive governments have focused on the mere symptoms. It is like attempting to cure brain tumor with a headache pill. The campaign for the 2019 election has finally taken a…
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Deji Adeyanju and the Police’s Entanglement In Partisan Politics, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the Police will have to live with the truth they don’t want to hear: they’re no different from politicians; they’re Siamese twins with the APC government that fights corruption in the opposition but pampers corrupt elements in its own house. For a moment, it appeared the Police had a case…
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Opinion

Why the Muddle On Social Intervention?, By Kanmi Ademiluyi

It is clear that two roads face us in this country. Either to stick with a political economy based on croynism, which the incomparable Fela Kuti described as "paddy, paddy" government or pursue policies which will be of benefit to the overwhelming majority and their families. A well coordinated anti-poverty…
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Opinion

The Anti-Corruption Agenda: Losing the Support of Nigerians, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

...we need a holistic anti-corruption strategic plan. A plan that reins in on inflated contracts, unremitted revenues, extortion, conversion of public property to private use, criminal wastefulness, undue influence of the fraternity of relationships. We need to deploy technology in the fight against corruption and that is what Nigerians must…
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Opinion

2019: Governor Ugwuanyi, Enugu State, and the People’s Valid Trust, By Louis Amoke

...it is an indisputable fact that Governor Ugwuanyi is the most cherished and celebrated governor of Enugu State. He has maintained a close relationship with the people, both the lowly and the highly placed, ensuring that they are constantly rewarded with good governance as the true heroes of democracy. In…
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