Tag: Akin Osuntokun

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqDecember 1, 2018

The Late 5: U.S. government replies FG on alleged plans to endorse Atiku; Henceforth, No work, no pay – FG tells ASUU | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Federal Government has ordered that no payment of any form ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: As politics goes, so does the economy

If I were addressing myself to the exclusive audience of a social science class seminar, the topic above would be ...

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Isime EseneAugust 19, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: Obasanjo, Buhari and nation building

Of all those who have had the privilege to govern this country, only two have met, to a large extent, ...

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Isime EseneAugust 7, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: What is true Federalism?

“Initiate action to amend our Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties and responsibilities to states and local governments ...

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Isime EseneJuly 24, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: Let’s talk about the unity of Nigeria

Beyond polemics, the fact is that the unity of Nigeria started being negotiated and renegotiated right from its amalgamation in ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 10, 2015

Akin Osuntokun: My reaction towards Nigeria’s bankrupcy

by Akin Osuntokun  If these states require a bailout to pay backlogs of salaries, the central question remains how then ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 3, 2015

Akin Osuntokun: Why Politics should be a vocation, not a job

by Akin Osuntokun Following upon the legacy of its predecessors, the recently inaugurated Nigeria National Assembly session has remained top ...

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Op-Ed EditorApril 24, 2015

Akin Osuntokun: The day of reckoning has arrived for Buruji Kashamu and other frenemies of Jonathan

by Akin Osuntokun At a slightly refined level, the one and only Allison-Maduekwe, who bestrode the petroleum resources like a ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 3, 2015

Akin Osuntokun: My decision to support Jonathan has been vindicated

by Akin Osuntokun   Like Jesus at Golgotha (the site of his foreordained crucification), Nigeria might as well echo the ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 17, 2015

Akin Osuntokun: Buhari’s integrity should be called into question

by Akin Osuntokun In my evaluation, Buhari has not responded the way a man of integrity should respond when his ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 25, 2014

This is the Wole Soyinka article everyone’s talking about (READ)

by Wole Soyinka   I had fully attuned myself to the fact that our Owu retiree soldier and prolific author ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 19, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Buhari is an Islamic Fundamentalist!

by Akin Osuntokun Calls for ‘Total’ Sharia in Nigeria 2001-08-27 21:32 Lagos – A former military ruler of Nigeria, Muhammadu ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 12, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Between Goodluck Jonathan and Christopher Kolade

by Akin Osuntokun A while ago, President Goodluck Jonathan inferred that there is an undeclared contest (among all who have served ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 21, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Poverty of Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun Following upon the publication of the column penultimate week titled ‘Unfounded Fears of Revanchist Igbo’ I have ...

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Op-Ed EditorNovember 7, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Are people right to be afraid of an Igbo revanchism?

by Akin Osuntokun The first prescribed order of business for this column today is to get readers familiarised with the ...

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Op-Ed EditorOctober 31, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: #2015- The scramble for the South-West votes

by Akin Osuntokun As the reporting of modern electoral politics goes, the South West zone can be appropriately designated the ...

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Op-Ed EditorOctober 24, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Nigeria- Divided we stand

by Akin Osuntokun M y sympathy goes to the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Mr Audu Ogbeh, an otherwise ...

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Op-Ed EditorOctober 10, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Elections before elections

by Akin Osuntokun There is something palpably teleological about presidential elections in Nigeria. Over time there has evolved a successive ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 26, 2014

Akin Osuntokun on #Scotland2014 : The ghost of Biafra is back!

by Akin Osuntokun Apparently the ghost of Biafra has not been laid to rest. I should know. I got so ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 19, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Both Obasanjo and Adekunle prove that Yoruba are not cowards

by Akin Osuntokun Out of the blues I was summoned about ten days ago to write on retired Brigadier Benjamin ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 12, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Most newspaper columnists are closet APC publicists

by Akin Osuntokun The conversation continues today from where we stopped penultimate Friday, which concluding paragraph invited this title as ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 29, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: The Olubadan Asanike doctrine

by Akin Osuntokun I crave the indulgence of Ibadan indigenes. The reason is that I am about to press to ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 22, 2014

Akin Osuntokun responds to the APC | “Dark souls who branzenly conjure quotes from the pit of hell”

by Akin Osuntokun Now what do we make of this? Am I being condemned because PDP was defeated by the ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 15, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Omisore paid for his exaggerated sense of self-importance

by Akin Osuntokun In the present political configuration of this country, I’m a committed member and partisan of the PDP. ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 8, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Why APC can no longer win as the ‘Yoruba party’

by Akin Osuntokun With a whiff of imperial hauteur, the Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, publicly belittled his Ondo ...

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July 25, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Buhari is more useful to Jonathan alive than dead

by Akin Osuntokun Even if Jonathan were to be incredibly naïve politically, he would at least know that Buhari is ...

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July 21, 2014

Akin Osuntokun responds to Fashola: I, and Ekiti citizens, had very good reasons to reject Fayemi

by Akin Osuntokun I have written specifically twice on the Ekiti governorship elections and on each occasion it was provoked ...

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June 27, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: How the PDP took over the South-west in 2003

by Akin Osuntokun It is said that when a lie is sufficiently repeated it begins to attain the status of ...

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June 20, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: The South-west Vs The core North

by Akin Osuntokun To the extent that the South-east was degraded and the South-west left relatively unscathed by the civil ...

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June 6, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: Nigerian public officers and the Akpabio syndrome

by Akin Osuntokun Out of office and in futility, they aspire to shield themselves with the power of raw cash ...

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