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Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and his Igbo heroes of Lagos, By Rotimi Fasan

LAGOS is once again riding the crest of national discussion as the age-long controversy about its foundation, birth and growth as Nigeria’s number one city and melting pot has been reignited. Within a space of just a week there have been at least two major claimants to the founding and or development of Lagos, aside thousands […]

What’s Obasanjo’s quarrel with democracy? By Rotimi Fasan

Until he made the front page of major news outlets again last week with his advocacy of an African-style democracy, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, had remained in relative limbo after his attempts to rally the opposition to rise against the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president failed to gain traction in March this year. That […]

The country is finished, they say, By Rotimi Fasan

THERE’S a new song that is fast spreading in the land. It is loud and often to be heard among a disaffected segment of the population that is increasingly synonymous with those opponents of the present All Progressives Congress, APC-led government that lost the last presidential election. Their grievance which has since morphed into an […]

From Kogi, Imo to Bayelsa, the incumbents still rule the roost, By Rotimi Fasan

In the end it was Hope Uzodimma, Usman Ododo amd Douye Diri who emerged victorious in the just-concluded governorship election in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. Clearly, the governing parties in all the three states that participated in this so-called off-season elections were set for victory and eventually won. There were allegations of irregularities quite […]

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