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Rivers State’s forgotten rerun elections

WHEN former President Goodluck Jonathan “prophesied” that Nigerians would miss him when he left office, he was laughed to scorn in many quarters. Just seventeen months after he peacefully handed over to a new President, General Muhammadu Buhari, and his new ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, you can decide for yourself if our democracy (particularly the elections that have been conducted under the new regime) has improved or backslidden.

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Aisha Buhari’s “sting operation”

IT is my considered opinion that the interviews which Madame Aisha Buhari granted criticising the composition of her husband’s government mainly with strangers was a “sting operation”. Apparently, while her husband was perfecting the armed invasion of the homes of judges by agents of the Directorate of State Services, DSS, over alleged corrupt practices, Aisha was also priming to release her bombshell.

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Any tears for Bola Tinubu?

THAT things are no longer at ease with Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu inside the All Progressives Congress, APC, of which he is touted as the “National Leader”, is beyond dispute. His recent call on his former protégé within the APC coalition, Chief John Oyegun, to resign as the National Chairman of the party ended all speculations as to the current state of the relationship between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Agenda behind the stings

ARE you one of those clapping for President Muhammadu Buhari for the “sting” operations of the Directorate of State Services, DSS, over the past weekend? Many Nigerians say they are happy that the President “picked the courage” to go against these high and mighty lords of the Bench in a way totally unprecedented in the history of Nigeria. Oh yeah?

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Pa Yakassai spoke for the parasites

WHAT is “restructuring” in the context of the Nigerian political discourse? In simple terms, it means removing the centralised, “federal” system put by the military political class in our constitution in 1979 and 1999. It means allowing the federating units to have more of the economic, social and political powers currently concentrated in the Centre. These powers made the Centre so powerful as to confer quasi-colonial authority on those who control the centre. Yet, it rendered the Federal Government so inefficient and indolent as to turn Nigeria into a state that does not work; a virtual failed state in spite of its humongous potentials.

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