Columns

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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Columns

Between Atiku’s Vague Restructuring and Osinbajo’s Pretentious Good Governance, By Majeed Dahiru

The inability of Osinbajo and the administration to practice good governance has reinforced the belief in many that Nigeria’s current structure is an impediment to good governance. As long as Osinbajo’s sermons on good governance remain pretentious, Atiku’s vague clamour on restructuring will continue to gain him political momentum among…
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Columns

Why Atiku’s Presidential Ambition Doesn’t Tickle, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

..despite all he has going for him, Atiku comes with more baggage than his self-professed willpower to fix this country can withstand. No matter how hard he and his media team try, it appears his best shot at the presidency was in 2003. For now, the search for a young…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari’s Corrupt and Incorrigible Acolyte – “President” Abba Kyari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When will Buhari touch his roguish anointeds? When will these charades stop? Abba Kyari poses a direct challenge to Nigeria's democracy, because he embodies the empty promise of Buhari's anti-corruption fight. For a man whose animating ideology is money by any means and whose power relations can be charitably characterised…
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Opinion

Restructuring Is A Necessity, Not An Option, By Atiku Abubakar

My advice to the vice president is that he should choose whether he is for restructuring or whether he is against it and stick to his choice. This continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation, helps no one, least of all true progressives who know that Nigeria needs to be restructured,…
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Columns

Ambode and the Apapa Question, By Louis Odion

One’s hope is kindled by Ambode’s demonstration of what would seem a deeper understanding of the underlining issue as indeed transcending the mere ceremony of fixing the decrepit expressway and erecting holding bays for the vagrant trucks. Most commendandable is Ambode’s patriotic courage to voice what some might consider politically…
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