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No Yoruba President In Nigeria For Another 20 Years, By Femi Aribisala

...it will be the turn of a Southerner to be president again in 2023. That Southerner must, without controversy, be an Igbo man. Any right-thinking Nigerian must see that it is not only high time for this to happen, it is essential for our national integration. It will also signal…
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Columns

Buhari, Atiku and the Consequences of Our Votes, By Festus Adedayo

Wherever the electoral pendulum swings in a few days’ will all suffer the consequences of our electoral decisions. If Abubakar is announced to play ring leader, with his gang of thieves and ravaging the Nigerian economy, we will suffer the collateral is elected to foist on us his Stone Age…
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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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Columns

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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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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