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Reuben Abati: The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon

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By Reuben Abati The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators, the bright, the not-so-bright, the mischievous and the outrightly unintelligent all united by the singular claim that Nigeria belongs ...

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Reuben Abati: JAMB 2017: Matters Arising

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By Reuben Abati I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, ...

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Dele Momodu: Why are we playing with fire?

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By Dele Momodu  Fellow Nigerians, I write movingly today because those who have the platforms to reach a mass audience should rise to rescue Nigeria from those hell-bent on unleashing stupendous terror and horror on our dearly beloved country. It is necessary for me to repeat some of my life ...

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Okey Ikechukwu: Issues in Anambra politics

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by Okey Ikechukwu The Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council recently organized a statewide seminar to discuss several issues. Central to it all was the need for a sustainable approach to managing the politics of the state, especially as events are seriously warming up towards the governorship elections. An Igbo proverb ...

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Olusegun Adeniyi: Buhari and the 2019 debate

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by Olusegun Adeniyi Thanks to Speaker Yakubu Dogara, I was on the floor of the House of Representatives last Friday as guest speaker at a special session to mark the mid-term of the 18th National Assembly. I was invited to speak on “Image Perception of the Legislature: Causes and Possible ...

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Reuben Abati: Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation

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By Reuben Abati Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but ...

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Simon Kolawole: Matters arising from ‘Kaduna Declaration’

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By Simon Kolawole We are in that season again, aren’t we, when political tension is the major topic of discussion, day and night, in Nigeria. On the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Biafra, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has been increasing the volume of its campaign for secession. ...

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Dele Momodu: Before they set Nigeria ablaze again

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by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my sadness over the unfortunate, illogical and irrational bickering and grandstanding going on all over our dear beloved country at the moment. At the outset of my epistle today, let me confess my exceptional love for this country named Nigeria. Say what ...

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Shaka Momodu: Fashola’s grand failure

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by Shaka Momodu Babatunde Fashola is a man after many people’s hearts. He is loved by many for his “performance” during his time as the governor of Lagos State. It is hard not to begrudge him for his incredible streak of luck in capturing the imagination and love of the ...

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Jude Ndukwe: Buhari’s absence and the return of sanity to the polity

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By Jude Ndukwe It was one of America’s greatest presidents and renowned world leader, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” Since President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to continue his medical tourism (nobody should blame ...

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Igboeli Arinze: Osinbajo and the mischief makers

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By Igboeli Arinze When, in the course of the 2015 general elections, the then APC Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari picked Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate, a number of Nigerians did not really ascribe to the legal practitioner any form of political weight, many saw him merely as the ...

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Kikelomo Oguntade: Let us widen the scope of domestic violence

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by Kikelomo Oguntade Domestic violence cases are on the up. After many years at the back of the queue, the media has, recently, done its fair share of the reporting to beam light on this scourge that is ravaging so many homes and individuals. Personally, it is a bag of ...

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Reuben Abati: Buhari and the marabouts

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by Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.” “Not a son, this time, ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Why you must ignore those who say protests don’t work in Nigeria

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by Chude Jideonwo “I was really hopeful about the February 2face protests,” a friend of mine told me over lunch just recently. “And terribly disappointed when he chickened out. It was the one protest I decided I would go out for.” Then she added the clincher: “Because for me I ...

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Abraham Ogbodo: Coordinating + Acting – Restructuring = Nothing

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by Abraham Ogbodo I am a bit confused and somebody needs to talk to me now. Where exactly are we on the matter of the rechristening of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, which happened last Tuesday t the Senate? Which, between these two names: ‘Acting President’ and ‘Coordinating President’ describes him in ...

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Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours

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by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I like to be practical, so I come up with all kinds of thoughts on how this would or could be achieved in real life. However, I have seen my hypotheses ...

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Inibehe Effiong: Osinbajo is the acting president of Nigeria, period!

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by Inibehe Effiong The written declaration or letter transmitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari conveying his decision to proceed on medical vacation has ignited an avoidable controversy regarding the status and role of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN ...

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Abraham Ogbodo: Buhari: Between prayers and Section 144

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by Abraham Ogbodo This is the problem of being out of touch for longer than necessary. Now, so much has happened and still happening that I do not know where to begin and end to capture as much as possible. For instance, this old song called restructuring of Nigeria has ...

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Alabi WIlliams: Jonathan outsmarted

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by Alabi Williams Just as his ratings in the public space had sustained equilibrium, despite revelations of unparalleled theft and squandering of public treasury and opportunities by disciples who worked directly with him, and others from afar during his tenure as president, Goodluck Jonathan may have thwarted own flight and ...

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Simon Kolawole: The options before President Buhari

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by Simon Kolawole If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in a sarcastic and malicious way just for the sake of politics. It doesn’t matter if it is the person next door or the president of a country. My grandmother never ...

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