Buhari, Tinubu, Lawan, others shower encomiums on Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu

By Femi Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as he celebrates his 57th birthday. The President rejoiced with the political leader on remarkable strides of service in the private and public sector. This was contained in a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja, […]

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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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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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#Project 2023: Can Southern Leaders stop Atiku’s Presidency?

By Martins Oloja ‘…What I am seeing in the crystal ball before me is making me to ask these questions: despite all our strong editorials nurtured by robust investigative reports on political corruption and what the ruling party, the APC has made of Nigeria they took majestically from the PDP in 2015, can we get […]

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