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Drum Beating, Dancers Ready: Why Did Yakubu Stop The Beat? By Festus Adedayo

It is no news that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections that were to hold yesterday. It is also no news that angers, frustration and condemnation of this decision have jammed the Nigerian electoral space. A number of contesting theories have sprung up across divides against the propriety of this decision. While ...

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UCH Ibadan: As Prof. Alonge Bows Out As CMD, By Folu Olamiti

Professor Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, is due to bow out of office soon on completion of his second term on 28 February, 2019. The world renowned Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon had been at the helm of affairs of the UCH, Nigeria’s first tertiary hospital, since March 2011 when he ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari Will Defeat Atiku On Saturday – Adebayo Shittu

Minister of Communication, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu requires no introduction. Born on March 23, 1953, he became the youngest member of the Oyo State House of Assembly at 26 when he served from October 1979 to September 1983. Following this position, he served as Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs between October and December 1983. The Shaki, Oke-Ogun born ...

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Atiku And El-Rufai’s Body Bag Nationalism, By Festus Adedayo

What could have prompted Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai to make such very volatile comment attributed to him on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) interview programme last week? Could it be due to a boldness acquired over the years in the uncharted field of Nigerian politics? Could the governor, famous for his brutal deployment of words and blood-soaked imageries, be ...

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2019 And Restructuring Polemic, By Gbade Ojo

Undoubtedly, the much awaited 2019 general elections are around the corners. Expectedly, the dominant issue in the forthcoming electioneering campaign is restructuring. Such issues are used to hoodwink, or at best cajole the electorate. Perhaps the best candidate in this game of deception is Atiku Abubakar. He has been promising to turn stone into bread vis-à-vis restructuring polemic. The game ...

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Soyinka, Atiku And Fruits Of The Poisonous Tree, By Festus Adedayo

In the democracy that Nigeria enjoys today, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s contribution is huge and unambiguously massive. If weight of contribution were coterminous with reward, Soyinka should be awarded the presidency of Nigeria, post-military regime, like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. In physical participation in attempts to rout the military and mental contributions to same, history has reserved a ...

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2019 Presidential Election: My Political Decision, By Kayode Ajulo

At this moment of our country’s Political Journey, formidable ideologues cannot but say their takes on the future of the country, as silence or sitting on the fence is of no use to our beloved nation. Nigeria, our collective patrimony is at a crossroad where some of us have to take a position, so one can be recorded to have ...

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MC Oluomo, Bayo Success And The Curse Of Lagos Motor Park Kingpins, By Festus Adedayo…

The fracas in Lagos on January  8, 2019 during the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  held at the Skypower Grounds, Ikeja Government Reservation Area has, once again, brought into grim reality how Nigerian politicians have overtime played upon the tripodal factors of illiteracy of members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) their naivety and the ...

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The Beheaded Boy By Ogun River Bank, By Festus Adedayo

On the morning of September 21, 2001, the dismembered body of a boy was found by the Thames River, near Tower Bridge in Central London, United Kingdom. He was putting on orange girls’ shorts and paraphernalia of voodoo ensconced the remains. The Metropolitan Police was astounded but it knew it wasn’t dealing with a strange phenomenon. It was said that ...

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Aisha: Flippant Activist Or Frustrated First Lady? By Festus Adedayo

Weird, unusual and a clear contradiction of the mannerisms of the class she belongs, events are fast proving that the persona of Nigeria’s First Lady, Aishat Buhari and the driving force of her clear departure from the norm, certainly need looking into. Weird, no doubt, Aishat isn’t the first queer First Lady in the world. Is she a destructive female, ...

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