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‘Why Nigerians Must Respect Office Of The President’

‘Why Nigerians Must Respect Office Of The President’
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A socio-political group under the aegis of United Summit Friends Development Association has cautioned Nigerians, especially politicians, against making unguarded or derogatory statements on the office of the president. Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, the national patron of the association, Chief Darlington Agha, noted that the office of the president is the country’s symbol of […]

Why Are Nigerians Good At Picking Bad Leaders? By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Why Are Nigerians Good At Picking Bad Leaders? By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú
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Nigerians are good at picking bad leaders because we focus on all the wrong things, like a candidate’s contrived narrative – lack of shoes, charm, exaggerated meekness, superfluous religiosity, their stellar pedigree or their deep pockets. None of these has any bearing on a candidate’s leadership potential. Attributes of good leaders transcends politics, it applies […]

Which Region Will Benefit If Nigeria Disintegrates? By Simon Abah

Which Region Will Benefit If Nigeria Disintegrates? By Simon Abah
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The 2014 national dialogue that ought to have been a dialogue of real negotiations that should usher in a strong democracy painfully became a discourse of money matters (resource control) with flag-wavers giving ultimatum if regional demands are not met while others are allegedly trying to scuttle the plans of others. How can you elucidate […]

Are We All Really In This Together? By Japheth Omojuwa

Are We All Really In This Together? By Japheth Omojuwa
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People miss it when they say Nigerians don’t care. Nigerians do care. But most of us care more about our personal ends than we care about our country. While a particular part of the country burns under a war against insurgents, it does appear some other parts are interested in one thing only: the return […]

The President Nigerians Have Been Yearning For, By Yazid Ibrahim

The President Nigerians Have Been Yearning For, By Yazid Ibrahim
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July 23, 2014 will go down as one of the sad chapters in Nigeria’s history. On that day an assassination attempt was made on the life of General Muhammadu Buhari, the leading political opposition figure in Nigeria, a distinguished war hero, a former military head of state and an elder-statesman – acknowledged to be one […]