Buhari: Our President, their Deity

This biggest challenge in the assessment of any government is always the counterforce of a marked legion of partisans loyal to it, and willing to employ both literary and physical violence to defend it and malign its critics, often without bothering to address the faults exposed in the critiques.Over the past few months, one is challenged to explain More...

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By - On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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APC and Akande’s strange postulations

A Yoruba adage says agbakiiwalojakioriomotuntunwo. It presupposes that elders are sta¬bilising forces for the peace of society. It gives preeminence to the role of elders in guaranteeing stability and peaceful More...

By - On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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A season of political trekking

When I was growing up in Kumasi, Ghana, Johnnie Walker was a very popular brand of whisky most middle level men loved to fraternise with. The whisky originated from Scotland in the 19th Century. As kids, we used More...

By - On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Charlie Hebdo: A centrist’s perspective

For those who’ve confessed to being moderate in both adherence to religion and political ideology, commenting on a clash of two extremes is often a huge dilemma. This familiar dilemma, I experienced, in my initial More...

By - On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Politicking without human rights

Obo Effanga   This year’s Human Rights Day on December 10 has a very interesting theme. It is simply, “Human Rights 365”, recognising that every day is for upholding, protecting and preserving human rights. More...

By - On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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The dangers of do or die politics

Nuratu Oyetunji AbdulRasheed     Politics in Nigeria is at an alarming stage whereby winning elections is now a do or die affair and politicians feel they must rule by force. This situation is creating More...

By - On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Biafra and blackmail of the North

Biafra is like that murdered sibling killed by members of a family, for being a black sheep, to keep the house together; it’s like that sibling whose cause of death is never discussed in the open, over at the More...

By - On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Remember the stateless people of North-east

A savage of Abubakar Shekau’s audacity may not be a subject of the writings of western political thinkers who once deliberated on the ideals and essence of the modern state hundreds of years before Mungo Park More...

By - On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Why our democracy is under threat

There is indeed a terrible misappropriation of political progressivism  in Nigeria as seen in the voluble and unguarded pronouncements of leading members of the major opposition political party in Nigeria, the More...

By - On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Being begged to contest elections

Maurice Chukwu   We beg them to run, contest, and re-contest, to continue ruling us forever. Some have been ruling us even before the days of Methuselah, some since 1985, some since 1999. Being a very religious More...

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