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The Tributes War For Abba Kyari

The Tributes War For Abba Kyari

Since the demise of Abba Kyari, the powerful chief-of-staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, there has been an outpouring of glowing tributes by those who regarded him as a good friend. From top members of the executive, led by Buhari himself, to leaders of the National Assembly, they all have been most generous with accolades for

The Judiciary and The Phantom Certificate

…When judges are unable and unwilling to defend their independence and the rule of law, that’s the surest way to enable the enthronement of an autocratic government – Nosa Igiebor Time is the unerring teacher of things unknown. What was not clear yesterday would become obvious tomorrow. Five years ago, millions of Nigerians gave Muhammadu

Enmeshed in The RUGA Ruckus

The Muhammadu Buhari administration is prone to shooting itself in the foot again and again, and validating the accusation that the president is incurably parochial and out of touch with reality. The administration’s poor policy formulation is a fall-out of his lack of sensitivity to the people’s anxieties and expectations. What can be more insensitive

The Report

The Other Side Of June 12

The celebrations are over. But the conversations on what the day truly represents continue. June 12 is now legally Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Muhammadu Buhari, having cashed in on the “crass opportunism”, as Prince Kassim Afegbua, one of the PDP campaign spokesmen, noted, is lapping up the accolades for honouring M.K.O. Abiola, the symbol of

The Report

Once Upon A Myth

When Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president on May 29, 2015, his supporters were euphoric. No one could really begrudge their wild jubilations. They were entitled to their moments of delirium. Finally, after three failed attempts, Buhari was president. Their ‘messiah’ had arrived, and their expectations of the good times rolling in were sky-high.

The Report

The Emperor Strikes Back

Nigerian governors are powerful. If you don’t know, think of what Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, told those unruly students in 2017 in Ibadan, when they dared to heckle him while he was addressing them: “We (that is himself) are the constituted authority”. As the ‘constituted authority’, governors can do and undo anything. Many of

The Report

Apartheid, Fraudulent Victory And A Sham Panel

There is apartheid in Nigeria. It is the policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In South Africa, apartheid was institutionalised racism developed by the roguish political elements of the white minority to seize all the country’s resources for themselves and keep the black African majority in perpetual servitude and penury. The abhorrent racist policy

The Report

The Invisible President And Our Killing Fields

The statistics are getting grimmer and there is no end in sight to the rampant violence and mindless killings that blight the landscape. So many parts of the country have become killing fields. And nobody is safe anymore, anywhere. From the terrorism of Boko Haram and rampaging armed bandits to the killer herdsmen and kidnappers,

India Election 2019

Lessons From India’s Mammoth Election

India is famous for its film industry, Bollywood. It is the world’s biggest in the number of movies it produces annually. The movies have a huge global audience mainly because of the singing and intricately choreographed dancing they always feature. Also, they tell stories that hundreds of millions of people around the world can easily

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