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Frisky Larr: Is President Buahri confused?

by Frisky Larr  While insane old-time foot soldiers of former President Jonathan relish the wishful thinking of crediting this feat to their defeated presidential principal, I have always craved the provision of proof that the former President commenced the turn-around maintenance of the refineries. What is truly going through the...

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Obi Nwakanma: The insolvent state

by Obi Nwakanma There is too much grappling at straws. It just seems like President Buhari is a little too surprised, and a little too startled by the power he now possesses, and with the shocking reality that he no longer is in the position of the critic The Federal...

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Simon Kolawole: Wake up, fellow Nigerians, we are in trouble!

by Simon Kolawole  Wake up, fellow Nigerians, we are in trouble. Big trouble. Saraki is the least of our problems. Our economy has had a ghastly accident. It suffered multiple fractures and lost a lot of blood. We don’t seem to know it.  Pardon the cheek. I want to give...

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Opinion: Rauf Aregbesola, common sense and just nonsense

by Bisi Lawrence  But not so to Ogbeni Aregbesola. This is the man whose sense of fiscal management would make even a housewife gape. The past governments controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party, at both the federal and state levels, left a record of shame in governance. They mismanaged the...

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Dele Momodu: A desperate memo to President Buhari

by Dele Momodu  Sir, let me say right away that the goodwill garnered during your campaigns and the jubilation that heralded your recent victory are fast fading and you need to, as a matter of urgency, convince the people of Nigeria that you’re now ready to hit the ground running....

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Opinion: Before Bola Tinubu is crucified

by Remi Oyeyemi Well, Tinubu may not be the only one who contributed to Buhari’s success, but he is the ACE. He was and still is the most important variable in the success of Buhari in the last election. Remove Tinubu from the equation, Buhari’s last effort would have been...

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Okey Ndibe: Buhari has been a disappointment

by Okey Ndibe Candidate Buhari presented himself as the answer, the epitome of change, as a man capable of addressing Nigeria’s perennial problems. Nigerians subsequently hired him, in a veritably historic election, to be the chief minder of their business of state. President Muhammadu Buhari is dangerously close to leaving...

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Bolaji Akinyemi: What Nigeria should learn from Biafra’s achievements

by Professor Bolaji Akinyemi  Pettiness and lack of vision, and some might say vindictiveness, robbed us of that chance to build on the Biafran achievements. In The Nation (Thursday, June 18, 2015, p9), two stories caught my attention. One story was titled “Navy destroys 21,000 litres of refined PMS in...

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Opinion: Why Buhari will fail if fuel subsidy is not removed

by Dave Lafiaji Just as many other Nigerians have done at one time or another, I have sketched in this discussion, what I do believe are the pathways the Buhari administration might have no choice but follow, unless it is determined from day-one, to fail. God forbid!  Barely six weeks...

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Rotimi Fasan: It is time to Buhari to stop crawling

by Rotimi Fasan It may be too early in the life of this administration to begin to criticize it for being too slow. But Buhari must be careful not to fall into the lethargic pit that swallowed the Umar Yar’Adua administration which took over from Obasanjo in 2007.  THIS week...

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Uche Onyebadi: The Charleston Shooting and apartheid

by Uche Onyebadi  There is hardly any plausible explanation of Roof’s love for the obnoxious apartheid system than the fact that he must have been indoctrinated into that racist philosophy that considered black people as sub-human beings. No one could have imagined that the ghost of “apartheid” would resurrect and...

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Opinion: 5 reasons Buhari should not accept ‘Bayajidda’ title

by Imam Ghazali Umar  I hope the president will act timely to avoid political hullabaloo that may follow his turbaning as ‘Bayajidda’ by an emirate that appointed people like Saminu Turaki, Goodluck Jonathan and Ibrahim Shema in its traditional ruling system. We need a president not a Bayajidda! Daura is...

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Remi Oyeyemi: The victory of corruption over Buhari’s Presidency

by Remi Oyeyemi  If it is morally wrong for crooks to steal our commonwealth, then it could not be politically right for them to control the levers and influence of a Buhari Administration. From the look of things, it is becoming more evident that the Buhari Presidency is being vanquished...

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Ochereome Nnanna: Is Buhari too old to be President?

by Ochereome Nnanna  Therefore, it is not the age that matters. It is what you have, what you do with it. It was unwise of Buhari to dabble into it at a time when his ovation is still loud and he needs to keep it going for the onerous tasks...

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Opinion: Is President Buhari slow or strategic

by Peter Opatewa  It is therefore my considered opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari is on the path to bringing about the change which he promised and which Nigeria desperately needs. The pervading atmosphere in Nigeria’s socio-economic and political space is that of Change. The Change mantra has become the buzzword...

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Opinion: How has Alaafin Awole’s curse affected the Yorubas?

by Victor Terhemba Now, I wonder how the inability of the Yoruba people to collective have a leader will be deduced as a result of a curse by one useless king who was nothing but a tyrant and a power drunk irresponsible man who maneuvered his way to the throne....

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Gimba Kakanda: Buhari, his voltrons, “GEJ-ites”, and media aides

by Gimba Kakanda  Our people are not just ignorant, unlearned and unteachable but the culture of “Ran ka ya dade”, a syndrome that entrenches deference to even erring elders and leaders, turning the people into malfunctioning robots, has made criticism of the establishment a form of disrespect, and the critics...

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Uche Onyebadi: The curious case of Rachel Dolezal

by Uche Onyebadi  Rachel is not alone in this cobweb of racial inanity. When Obama declared his intention to run for the U.S. presidency in 2007, some people in the African American community dismissed him as acting white and not black enough to represent them. Acting White is a derogatory...

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Opinion: Change we refuse to see, despite looking

by Adewale Ajadi  Mr President will make gaffes in his speeches until he finds the kind of aides he had during the campaign that helped him with his Chatham House speech and outing. His media aides are yet to prove themselves by setting the agenda and driving the media cycle...

Opinion: Is the APC the same as the PDP?

by Bolaji Aregbesola  What played out at the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly on June 9, 2015 shows that true change may not have come after all despite President Buhari’s believe and avowal in his inaugural speech. APC was formed as a progressive political party. But happenings since the...

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Opinion: The Nation Newspaper should rise above gutter journalism

by Teniola Fadina  Finally, as mentioned in the earlier parts of this article, it is important that Nigerian newspapers like The Nation (regardless of its ownership) move forward from vigilante-like/ambush journalism, to factual, verified, objective, accountable, and relevant journalism. Following the highly-engaging political twists, turns, and eventual outcome of the...

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Ochereome Nnanna: APC — Now that Tinubu is in trouble

by Ochereome Nnanna  Tinubu’s staying power in the party will hang, in the main, on his continued good relationship with President Buhari. While the various political elements that formed the victorious coalition, the All Progressives Congress, APC, gathered against the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, pundits had believed it...

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Irene Nwaukwa: No bailouts for “onigbese” Governors, please!

by Irene Nwaukwa  A bailout from FG will punish the entire country for the excesses of these states. It will greatly affect our economy and is unfair to states that have performed better. It’s equivalent to taking a state problem and making it a national problem. So… let’s talk about...