Category: Opinion

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Goodbye, Nigeria’s Mandela!

James Eze• I guess I am the only one in this, but there is something about Dr Alex Ekwueme that reminds me of Nelson Mandela. Something faint and distant. Like an...

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The Bond Between Obiano and Ekwueme

By James Eze• Anambra is one of the few states in Nigeria that are blessed with many distinguished statesmen and women. A little over five years ago, the Ezigbo...

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Nigeria and the Leadership Problem

By Val Obienyem• We landed at London Gatwick Airport this morning. After we entered the taxi at the Car Park, my boss, Mr. Peter Obi, though he had the choice of...

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Dickson’s Govt. at Six: Placing Bayelsa on Global Map of Development

By Michael Afenfia• The Inter-ministerial/agency briefing organised by the Hon. Daniel Iworiso-Markson led Ministry of Information and Orientation started off at the...

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Legislative Oversight, Power Ministry and Fashola-phobia

By Bolaji Akanni• Things seem to be looking up and brighter this year in the often-stormy relationship between the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and...

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Rash of Paranoia against Peter Obi (OPINION)

By Valentine Obienyem• One way or the other, many of us were involved in the recent gubernatorial elections in Anambra State. Since that exercise in November 2017,...

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Why I stand with Buhari, Adesina

By FEMI ADESINA• These are very difficult times in our country. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, as the New Year opened with killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Taraba, and...

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Letter of Appreciation to Mrs Aisha Buhari (Pendulum)

By Dele Momodu Your Excellency, let me start by telling you that this letter is not intended to flatter you but to show my profound appreciation, and that of so many...

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CAF Awards: Why Africa’s Young People are Real Winners

By Benedict Peters Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by Africans from all walks of life across the continent. This...

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2018 Budget: Like Cross River, Like Lagos

By Benjamin Omaku• When Cross River State governor, Professor BEN AYADE, presented a N1.3 trillion budget christened budget of “Kinetic Crystallisation”,...

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2019: Between Abdullahi and Ologbondiyan Who’s Better? 

By Friday Olokor• As a professional journalist, I believe that the battle for the political soul of 2019 general elections has just commenced. Although the defection...

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Beyond Leadership & Operationalisation of Subsidiarity in Nigeria (OPINION)

By Evaristus Bassey• Nigeria’s major problem is leadership, poor leadership of course. Leadership in this sense is not just the assumption of a commanding height...

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Buhari, Military Operations & Battle against Insecurity 

By Christopher Yakubu• Since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed the reins of leadership in May 2015, the army has carried out quite some operations as it continues to...

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2019: My Advise to President Buhari (OPINION)

By Evaristus Bassey I was really afraid when President Buhari was ill and away for that long. I worried that if anything terminal happened to him, Nigeria would be in...

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The Ugly State of Our Healthcare! (OPINION)

BY EMEKA OPARA• I’m not one to say Nigeria is finished. The patriotic part of my spirit, my being, won’t let me. However, things are really, really bad, especially...

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Anambra Election: An Open Letter to INEC

By Ejike Anyaduba Dear Professor Mahmood Yakubu, I admit of no better time than now to write you this letter. With the November 18 governorship election in...

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I Worked for Paul Manafort; He Always Lacked a Moral Compass

By K. Riva Levinson• Early in my career, I worked for Paul Manafort. He was strategic, canny, demanding and, it will surprise no one to learn after his 12-count...

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Governance Style of President Buhari (OPINION)

By Chief Modestus Umenzekwe• President Muhammadu Buhari was studying this nation in a very, very close and uncomfortable arena. He was all the while in London going...

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Kwankwaso: Matching Character with Grace at 61 (OPINION)

Tony Olutomiwa• Ethics scholars on leadership have since concluded that the most important attribute of leadership is not power, after all, but character. According...

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Why Senate Should Not Confirm Aisha Ahmad as CBN Deputy Governor (OPINION)

By Jide Akintunde Financial Nigeria• Aspirational Nigerians greeted the appointment of Aisha Ahmad last week as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...