Are you making your girl child look “sexy or hot”? by Igbafe Oluseye

Few weeks ago, I was at the local airport and as I waited in the departure lounge, I noticed there were many children roaming about but it was understandable since it was summer holiday. One other thing I noticed was the way most of the children were dressed. Most of them, especially the girls, were […]

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Political Scientists: The problem with democracy is voters

Consider the curious case of New Jersey in 1916: That summer, there was a string of deadly shark attacks along the Jersey Shore. As a result, Woodrow Wilson lost his home state in the presidential election. Why, you ask? Because the beachfront towns (which rely on tourism) were negatively impacted by the attacks. Though Wilson […]

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BUHARI AND THE SECOND TERM APOLOGISTS BY ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Corruption is fighting back! That is the constant refrain from the people in government and their supporters to criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari or opposition to his re-election ambition. If, for example, you’re a journalist and you believe the President hasn’t done enough to earn a second term, it is because brown envelopes have been […]

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DEFECTIONS EXPOSE NIGERIAN POLITICIANS HYPOCRISY AND SHAMELESSNESS BY Chidiebere Nwobodo

It’s no longer news that Sen. Godwill Akpabio has left the PDP for APC. As surprising and perverse the decision may be,  as democrats, we don’t have any option but to respect his fundamental right of association and expression, as enshrined in the constitution. I will not call Sen. Akpabio a “looter” simply because he […]

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DEFECTIONS: IT IS ALL FOR THEM, NOTHING FOR US BY Godwin Etakibuebu

We sat down apprehensively in the office of the Editor of the National Concord [Daily], Nsikak Essien, evaluating emerging events in Nigerian turbulent political terrain of the time. The atmosphere in the room was actually tense. Ditto the whole country. It was one day [I have forgotten the exact day] in the month of November, […]

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BLOOMBERG: WANING SUPPORT IN NIGERIA’S NORTH POSES VOTE RISK FOR BUHARI

FROM: By Yinka Ibukun and Mustapha Muhammad Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid is facing a growing challenge as members of his party defect to the opposition and support diminishes in a key region that’s stood by him politically for 15 years: the north. Home to about 40 percent of the West African nation’s voters, Nigeria’s North East […]

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A MUST READ:THE APC SHIP IS SINKING – By Reuben Abati

      When we wrote much earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party was a coalition of strange bedfellows and a one-chance special purpose vehicle to get rid of President Goodluck Jonathan by all and any means possible, we were accused of sour grapes. When we argued even much earlier that […]

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WAS HITLER NOT A HERO TO SOME? BY Fr. Godswill Agbagwa

When Hitler started killing Jews, some Jews benefitting from Hitler were also defending him. It was not long before Hitler came for their heads. Keep defending evil.  Keep defending Nigerian Hitler. The other day it was innocent IPOB Christians. Yesterday it was powerless Middle Belt Christian women and children. Tomorrow it may be you. You sitting […]

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