Why Peter Obi is the best presidential candidate (2)

By Okey Muogbo Ungoverned spaces: One of the reasons why Nigerian voters should entrust their electoral preference in this forthcoming presidential election with Mr Peter Obi is because he appears to be the only one among the Presidential candidates who has all it takes to to close up all the ungoverned spaces (UGS) in Nigeria. UGS operationally is defined as areas and issues of governance …

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Three Major Shifts in the Presidential Campaign (OPINION)

By Farooq A. Kperogi Three unanticipated, barely perceptible, but nonetheless significant and potentially seismic shifts are happening in the presidential race, which are confounding attempts to predict the outcome of the presidential election. The shifts are in the changing patterning of the fortunes and political coalitions of the presidential front-runners. APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu is suffering a deep, organic, almost irrecoverable depletion of his political …

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2023: Why APC Won’t Appear On Ballot Papers For Governorship in Taraba, Benue

The 2023 governorship elections in Nigeria for elections of governors for the 31 States of Nigeria has been fixed for March 11, 2023 unless the date is changed by INEC. The time to conduct primary elections and submissions of names of the candidates for various elective posts in Nigeria has been fixed by law. As at the time of this write up, some pre-election matters …

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How President Buhari dazed us, by Gov Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa’

Nine unbroken days of work and travel came to a slight pause on Tuesday with a final hurray at Jigawa State, where President Muhammadu Buhari and his team commissioned legacy projects at Hadejia, Birnin Kudu, and Dutse, the State capital. The peregrination had started in Bauchi, to Lagos, Dakar in Senegal, to Daura, then to a two days official visit in Katsina, to Kano, and finally, Jigawa …

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The Eric Opah Challenge and Promise for Abia governorship

By Chido Nwakanma It is crunch time in the ruling party in Abia State as delegates meet to choose a replacement for the dear departed Prof Uche Eleazar Ikonne. Down to the wire, the party wigs confront a choice between the established ways and persons and a new path and person.Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community builder Eric Opah is a fresh face in the politics of …

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The Tinubu-Buhari Cold War Is Becoming A Hot War

By Farooq Kperogi IT WAS always obvious to keen, disinterested observers that Bola Tinubu’s gamble in helping Buhari to ascend to power won’t pay off in the end; that his opportunistic political love affair with Buhari won’t be requited; and that the brittle, delicately thin thread that held their relational dynamic would snap sooner or later. I wrote countless columns on this. Tinubu won the …

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Revealed! Why private universities produce more first-class graduates

Recently, reactions have trailed the number of first-class graduates produced at the convocation ceremony of one of the prominent private universities in the country. This is not the first time. A number of stakeholders who are not conversant with the workings of private universities have tagged the 12.28 per cent first class recorded by that private university as “cheap grades.” This article is aimed at …

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King Pelé and the Beautiful Game

-By Simon Kolawole You might never have heard of Pelé if his great-grandparents had been taken as slaves to Argentina instead of Brazil. At the end of slave trade in the 19th century, Argentina was systematically “whitened”. Blacks were reportedly sent to the hottest battlefields in the War of Independence from Spain. Mass migration of whites from Europe was encouraged. Discriminated against on the social ladder, Afro-Argentines …

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On Power Shift We Stand By Femi Fani-Kayode

In the light of the fact that Governor Nyseom Wike of Rivers state, a leading member of the G5, has claimed that some APC Governors are meeting with Waziri Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, in Dubai and elsewhere (an allegation which I cannot possibly confirm or deny), I am constrained to make the following submission. For those that may be attending such …

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2023 Presidency: Anybody deceiving you can continue deceiving you! (2)

By Tiko Okoye In Part 1 of this series, I established the concrete foundation for preening myself on the 100-percent manifestations of my predictions of outcomes of presidential elections in Nigeria since 1999. I’m very much, in intent and purpose, in the same place as the metaphorical red-neck lizard that rather immodestly nods its head in self-acknowledgement of its dexterity in landing on all fours …

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COP27: The Real Deal At The Red Sea By Dakuku Peterside

In the Holy books of the Abrahamic religions of Christianity and Islam, the Red Sea is symbolic as a place of significant events and the beginning of liberation from oppression. Will the Red Sea town of Sharm El Sheik be recorded in history as a place of significance in the quest of humanity to save our planet from self-destruction and climate justice? Time is perhaps …

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Celebrating the Face of Democracy in Africa at 65

By Reno Omokri Quite literally the best President that Nigeria has ever produced is Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Why? Because Nigeria thrives with democracy, and no other person, living or dead, has given Nigeria the democratic dividends that President Jonathan has. Every election cycle produces more disputes that are taken to the various election petition tribunals than the last. The only elections that bucked that …

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