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[OPINION] Buruji Kashamu: Buhari’s First Litmus Test By Adekoya Boladale

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From the breezing climate of the East to the ancient brown roofs of Ibadan, the rocky lands of Abeokuta up to the desert plains of the Nigerian savanah, the message of change rumbled through households, ransacked villages and huts. Some say it is a message of hope, some believe it ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why Saraki Should Be The Senate President By Edwin Uhara

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As the activities of the 7th National Assembly gradually winds down, Nigerians are watching and anxiously waiting to see what shape the next National Assembly would take and how its principal officers would emerge. This is because, since the return of democracy in 1999, this is the first time the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Prof Jega Is The Hero Of Nigeria’s Democratic Transition By Obinna Akukwe

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Prof Attahiru Jega, as far as I am concerned, is the hero of Nigeria’s democratic transition and the international community seems to share the same views. I wrote a piece published on march 12th, 16 days to the elections titled, “Prof Attahiru Jega: Hero of Nigeria’s Democratic Innovations-Needs Int’l Community ... Read More »

[OPINION] Toward A New Nigeria (2): Buhari Should Fight Corruption With Death Sentence For Thieves Like Femi Fani-Kayode, Ayo Fayose, Doyin Okupe By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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After years of toxic pollution and devastating effects from corruption, Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country – has become a wasteland. It’s not a coincidence that Nigeria is a center for different kinds of corruption parasites. There are corruption parasites of all kinds in Nigeria. One variety is when officials ... Read More »

[OPINION] Now Is The Time To Fight Corruption And Strengthen Our Institutions By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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Politicians will say whatever it takes to get elected. Every one of them swears they’ll be less corrupt, and less corruptible, than the lot in power. That is, of course, trivially true, if only because being out of power means you have no power to sell. As long as government ... Read More »

[OPINION] Buhari’s Victory, False Prophecies And Raging Of The Heathens By Obinna Akukwe

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    Lots of stomach infrastructure prophets in Nigeria predicted the victory of Jonathan at the just concluded presidential polls in Nigeria, describing Buhari’s supporters as heathens raging against the Lords Anointed. I am yet to see any of them that predicted a Buhari victory. Mcheeew!These misguided spokespersons of God ... Read More »

[OPINION] Sweet Dieziani! Sweet Goodluck! Sweet Asylum! Part 3 By Obinna Akukwe

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Sweet Asylum is probably waiting for Nigeria’s Oil minister, Sweet! Diezani Madueke if the Buhari regime takes off by May 29th, except a concession is bargained for her by President Goodluck Jonathan. There are reports that this woman is seeking asylum overseas, and she has denied the reports. All I ... Read More »

[OPINION] Toward A New Nigeria (1) Buhari Should Fill His Cabinet With Geniuses By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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Here is my radical suggestion: President-elect Muhammadu Buhari should pick the smartest people he can find for his cabinet. With the presidential election finally over, it is now time for President-elect Buhari to complete his most difficult challenge: select a cabinet that not only satisfies the demands of his APC ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why Political Nomads Can’t Fix Nigeria By Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi

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The ground-breaking victory of the President-Elect, General Muhammadi Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 28 poll indicates that Nigeria has joined the guild of nations with two main political parties. This is a source of joy to many. For it has the capacity to foster good ... Read More »

[OPINION] In Memory Of The #ChibokGirls: Who Will #BringBackOurGirls? By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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Like a thief that cometh in the night to steal and to kill, the deadly terrorist group, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which in English means, “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”, otherwise known as Boko Haram, on the night of 14–15 April 2014, stormed ... Read More »

[OPINION] April Polls: President Jonathan Should Not Abandon PDP Governors By Obinna Akukwe

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Reports reaching me from various camps of PDP candidates for Saturday’s governorship elections shows that President Goodluck Jonathan has abandoned his party men to their fate , following his shocking defeat in March 28th presidential polls. Some PDP leaders and candidates have told me that Jonathan had left them to ... Read More »

[OPINION] 5 Cogent Reasons Why Young People Should Blog By Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin

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Each second, two blogs are created. That’s about 172,800 blogs daily. With that many blogs springing up daily, should you ever border starting one? Well, I think yes! As a young Nigerian, you can use blogging to build your capacity, create vital connections and make some impacts on the society. ... Read More »

[OPINION] TB Joshua And The Witchcraft Murder Of 85 South African Pilgrims By Obinna Akukwe

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TB Joshua, a popular prophet in Nigeria, has indirectly murdered eighty five citizens of South Africa who came to Nigeria looking for God and solutions to their problems through acts not far from witchcraft. These eighty five South Africans are among the over one hundred and sixteen persons who perished ... Read More »

[OPINION] Has Our Democracy Come of Age? The Lagos State Example By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

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Last Saturday’s Presidential and Legislative elections has come and gone and will go down in our history as one of the most unprecedented in terms of its peaceful outcome. It has been categorised as the most free and fair election since the turn of democracy in 1999. Without mincing words, ... Read More »

[OPINION] Epilogue To Jonathan Years: Voting Is The Best Revenge By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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Seventeen years ago, it was a huge relief to Nigerians when the man died. Sanni Abacha Nigeria’s de facto President  from 1993-1998 was forcibly ejected by death from the presidency. Whether you were alive then or not, the images of those cruel days and crushing of lives by Abacha are ... Read More »

[OPINION] Looters Of $142billion Nigeria’s Oil Revenue Not Working For Jesus Christ By Obinna Akukwe

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  Those who looted the over $142 billion dollars oil revenue in the last five years of Jonathan’s regime cannot be working for Jesus Christ, even if some of them bear Christian names, preach in their churches and give fat tithes and offerings. Those who looted state and local government ... Read More »

[OPINION] Victory For Nigeria, Change Is Here!!! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  Fellow Nigerians, permit me to use this medium to wish you a Happy Easter celebration in a season of change. Let the reason for the season bring salutary change to your lives. When we started the struggle for change, some people thought we were just blabbing and being jobless. ... Read More »

[OPINION] The Atrocious r*pe Of Democracy By PDP In Anambra National Election By Hon. Chinedu Nkwonta

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP introduced a new style in the just concluded National Assemblies elections in Anambra State. An act that amounts to blatant slap on the face of democratic process, pure violation of the will and wishes of the masses of our dear State and an abominable act ... Read More »

[OPINION] Jonathan’s Multi Billion Naira Gift: JNI, CAN, MASSOB, OPC, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Should Return The Money By Obinna Akukwe

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  The multi-billion naira gifts that the ruling party shared to all manners of groups to purchase endorsement for the incumbent Nigeria’s leader Goodluck Jonathan should be returned, if the thieves who collected the money have any conscience at all. This money belongs to the Nigerian people and those who ... Read More »

[OPINION] Easter: On The Eve Of National Regeneration By Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi

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To the utmost surprise of doom-watchers around the globe, Nigeria is going through historic moments of national renewal and democratic consolidation. Thankfully, the peaceful outcome of the 2015 Presidential and parliamentary elections does not synchronise with the catastrophic scenarios some know-it-all prophets of doom simulated and popularised. They audaciously fixed ... Read More »