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11 Takeaways from Osun Tribunal Ruling

1. A key outcome is that Senator Ademola Adeleke is fully qualified to contest and occupy the office of governorship or any other offices.The tribunal holds that the respondents did not prove their allegations that Senator Adeleke is not qualified …

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Gun-point and bullion van democracy 

By KASSIM AFEGBUA There is something melancholic about the mentality of an average Nigerian. I was almost tempted to say a black man, but it will be inappropriate to generalise it to such oceanic spread. But just to make the …

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The President’s Hardened Heart

By Femi Fani-Kayode When a President hardens his heart to reason and resorts to terrorising and killing his own citizens, when he is prepared to do anything, including turning a blind eye to mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide, in …

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Portrait of the tiger Ambode rode (2)

By Yinka Odumakin In 1999, the entire South West was under the control of the Alliance for Democracy, AD. When we were approaching the 2003 elections, I told my boss, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to give me the authority to …

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Dear Chief Tinubu,

By Yinka Odumakin The backpage of your The Nation of Tuesday 12 March where one of your Rottweilers under the FORGED name “Segun Ibirogba” wrote “Odumakin’s anxiety over vanishing feeding-bottles” has un-paused the button on this serial. I have always …

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Saraki and the Tragedy of Victory

By Jude Ndukwe Since the National Assembly elections ended in Kwara on March 9, and the current Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, lost at the polls, those who have lived in mortal fear of one of Nigeria’s finest Senate Presidents …

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Election: Rivers of ‘fake’ Soldiers

By Emmanuel Onwubiko For a long time to come, the last governorship poll in the country will be rated as the worst in terms of organizational poverty and in the area of the roles of the armed security forces in …

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Deconstructing Buhari’s “tough” last term

By Emmanuel Onwubiko   As a young claretian who just got enlisted into the sacred vows of chastity, obedience and poverty in the claretian missionary sons of Mary of the Catholic Church in Utonkon, Benue State, my first shock came …

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