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Atiku’s Speech: It Is A Myth To Say Nigeria Does Not Need Restructuring

Speech by the Guest Speaker, Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Annual Professor Ademola Popoola Public Lecture, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Monday 6th March, 2017. Protocol: Let me start by dispelling some myths that have been thrown around regarding the calls for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation. It is a myth to say that we ...

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For Onukaba, By Taiwo Obe

The book, Atiku - The Story of Atiku Abubakar, has the author’s name as Ojo Adinoyi. Unless, of course, you were familiar with the author or, and, knew that he was a special aide to the former Nigerian vice-president, you would have thought that it is not the same person as Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo. But then, when he joined The Guardian as a reporter in June 1983 immediately after his National Youth Service Corp ...

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37th AANI; Major-General Lawrence Onoja (rtd) raises the Bar,By Issa Aremu

Last weekend could very well pass for a weekend of great crowd-pulling events of national importance. What with the triple national events of the commissioning of  Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the Coronation of Prof James Ayatse  as  the 5th Tor Tiv,  at the JS Tarka stadium Gboko and the 37th Annual General Meeting of Almuni Association of the National Institu ...

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My ‘Ordeal’ Inside Kirikiri Prison,By Yushau Shuaib

This is not a joke, but a real-life story. I still wonder how my family members, friends and well-wishers would feel about my ‘ordeal’ inside the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison in Apapa, Lagos. In fact, this write-up commenced in the Prison. All my life I have tried to avoid any act or behaviour that would warrant me being sent to any solitary confinement whether cell, house-arrest, guard-room, or prison n ...

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Rejoinder: Ekiti governorship, Fayose and Oni’s second-coming, By Dauda Lawal

Ekiti State politics has many interesting scenarios in view of its many peculiarities. But one dimension of the politics of the state that is fast becoming quite worrisome is the emergence of a crop of  barely informed commentators and analysts labouring to define and re-define the political realitiesof the young state with narratives that are way off the mark. This trend has increased in the last few month ...

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EFCC Vs. Emeka Mba: More Puzzles, By Femi Adewale

The continued prosecution of Emeka Mba, erstwhile Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC,by the Federal Government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presents several agonizing puzzles. Recently, the Minister of Information, National Orientation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed admitted that government was grateful for the N34 billion realised by NBC through t ...

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Gov. Ambode, We’ve Had Enough Of Danfo, Okada, by Saka Arowojobe

All over the Nigerian federation, Lagos state has always towered above all other states in terms of its contribution to the security of life and property. As a public analyst, one has always observed with tremendous  admiration the ease with which the successive administrations in the state have been largely responsible for equipping the security agencies, especially the Police. With the coming on board of ...

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Where the North Fails, By Yakubu Musa

Those of us who read Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s ‘Why Nations Fail’, have seen, in the best-selling book, some convincing arguments on how countries of the world can seize the momentums of critical junctures of their histories to achieve economic greatness. Likewise, we have seen, in the same book, how elite’s phobia of Joseph Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” can either stunt growth or completely ...

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Edo Governorship: Between Activism And Moral Suasion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

The history of governorship politics in Edo state, at various intersections since 1999, is very fresh in my mind.  But of great interest to me is the April 14, 2007 election that pitted Senator Oserhiemen Aigberaodion Osunbor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress (AC). That election, conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission ...

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2019 presidency, Tinubu and political circumspection, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

I read a series of reports about the possibility of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, running for an elective office in 2019.  In the reports, which were variously slanted by the media that published them, Tinubu was quoted to have said it could be office of the president, senator or even local government chairman. It was very clear and certain to me that t ...

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Good Leadership: What we Lack and What we need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yesterday, the Savannah Centre held a policy dialogue on leadership, governance and security challenges facing the country. As usual, it was a very high-powered event with lots of interesting food for thought and above all good proposals on how the country can move in the direction of progressive change. In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the Centre, Professor Ibrahim Gambari started with the observati ...

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That Rescue Mission By Dogara’s Wife By Azu Ishiekwene

It should have been a wrap, recession or not. I was nearing the end of a ThisDay print copy on Monday when the advert struck me. It was an announcement that the wife of the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara, would be having a two-day retreat with the wives of all honourable members at the Sheraton, Abuja. Such an important news item ought to be on the front page by me ...

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