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How Buhari lost anti-graft, economic and political battles, by Odilim Enwegbara

Nigerians voted massively for President Muhammadu Buhari. They did so because they believed he was incorruptible. And so the international community believed. When Buhari announced that there wouldn’t be any hiding place for those who corruptly enriched themselves in Nigeria,

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Zahra and Aisha Buhari as fashionable Aso Rock Clinic critics

There are the Buharis who are not Buharists. Credit to Nasir el-Rufai, the most recent and most persistent proponent of the term ‘Buharism’, ‘Buharists’ can be used loosely without guilt — in this case to mean the political heavyweights or

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Are Nigerians bewitched against Atiku?

As another presidential election year draws near, Nigerians will again have to deal with the deluge of accusations and counter-accusations of corruption that will bedevil every aspirant as political gladiators try to outwit themselves. For some, it will be an easy shake off even

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PDP Chairmanship: The required alternative for the party

By Omodu Morgan The protracted legal battle that People’s Democratic party got enmeshed in is no doubt a major setback for the party, as the party has not been able to live up to expectation as main opposition party against

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20 Years After Fela: Yesterday’s message as today’s reality

By Lanre Arogundade From the second week of this October, the power of the Fela persona will surely resurface as the annual Felabration comes alive. Some extra flavour to this year’s Felabration should be expected being the 20th anniversary of

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The NNPC Act makes Kachikwu’s case difficult

By Ebuka Nwankwo Ideally, the minister of petroleum – in this case President Muhammadu Buhari —is supposed to superintendent over the ministry while the minister of state ought to assist him, since the ministry has only one permanent secretary. And

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Youth Inclusion in Governance: Way forward for the giant of Africa at 57

By Gbenga Odunsi Nigeria attained the age 57 with a low-key independence celebration in all parts of the country. Interestingly, Nigeria remains the most populous country in Africa, and the 7th most populous country in the world. The UN Department of

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Atiku and his speech on northern indolence

By Ilyasu Yusuf  I was stuck in traffic on Monday morning when I caught a glimpse of the front page of The Sun newspaper, about a report where the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, was said to have allegedly accused northerners

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Nigerians and the 2019 question

By Umar Lukman As we approach the final laps to the 2019 elections, Nigerians are once again coming to terms with the electoral choices they have to make. From all indications, more than the elections in 2015, the coming 2019

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Fisayo Soyombo: Avengers and herdsmen are saints but IPOB and the rest of us are terrorists

These are interesting times. We’re entering an interesting, new journalism era when newspaper editors will cast simple headlines but the public will nevertheless be confused. “Troops kill 14 terrorists in Plateau,” a headline could read. And readers would wonder: What

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