Tinubu’s confession: APC presidential ticket ‘hard, I resorted to prayers’

…Gov. Sanwo-Olu, party leaders, cabinet members receive APC presidential candidate All roads leading to the presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) were a beehive of activities as residents of Lagos State trooped to the airport to receive the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election, Asiwaju […]

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The World and Nigeria’s 2023 Elections, By Dakuku Peterside

Nigerians look forward to the 2023 elections for many reasons: crippling insecurity, lawlessness, floundering economy, perennial suboptimal social services, and an obfuscate desire to hope for a better future. Most Nigerians look forward to having a president with the magic wand to tackle these socio-economic challenges and a leader that will set the country on […]

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Once Again, Most Legislators will not return to National Assembly, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As has happened with each legislature in the life of the Forth Republic, the majority of members of the Senate and House of Representatives are not returning. The reason is simple, state governors who decide on behalf of the people who should, or should not be a candidate do not like their legislators to stay […]

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Voices of history 3: Buhari and the anti-corruption war fatigue

By Dan Agbese Email: [email protected] SMS: 08055001912 Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer, defended Thomas Paine on charges of alleged treason in absentia on the publication of his book, The Rights of Man. In his address to the court on December 18, 1792, Erskine, famous for his flowery language, said, “Methinks, I see this noble and puissant nation, not […]

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Tinubu: Back Story and the Morning After, By Azu Ishiekwene

After the feisty, if not bitter, presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ended on Wednesday with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerging the party’s candidate for the next election, the overriding instinct is to throw the losers under the bus. You can hardly blame Tinubu’s camp. The man had a raw deal right up to the last minute. For seven years, […]

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APC Primaries and Emergence of a Lame Duck President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My overriding impression of the APC Special Convention is that the presidential aspirants spent too much of their time singing praises to their beloved President Buhari. So, did the governors in the period leading up to the primaries. They pledged loyalty to him again and again and again. When however, it came to the one […]

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Imposition of Successor: President Buhari’s Faux Pas

By Jibrin Ibrahim In his address to the 11th meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on 20th April 2022, President Buhari warned the party leadership at the national and state levels not to impose unpopular candidates as the 2023 election approaches. He called on them to always follow […]

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Buhari counters Adamu: I have anointed no one, there shall be no imposition

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday afternoon cleared all doubts about where he stands on the choice of a presidential candidate for the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, declaring before the party’s 14 governors of northern states that he has “no preferred candidate,” and has “anointed no one,” and is determined to ensure that “there shall be […]

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