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Connecting the Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Has Crippled Nigeria (I) -By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Last week I was introduced to a young man who just “won” his party primary election and will be on the ballot in 2019, representing his constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). I was told he was given his father’s “slot”. This young man […]

For some time in the early part of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979-1983), several groups in the Nigerian Left debated what the movement’s relationship with the opposition People’s Redemption Party (PRP) should be. Several Leftists had been involved in the formation of the party, while several more joined after formation. But the bulk of “hard core” […]

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To say a class system is an ancient phenomenon is a statement that is not incorrect. It existed among many societies in antiquity from the Hindus ancient caste system through the Romans system of separating the free men from the freedmen to Athenian system of eupatridae and the hoi polois. For a fact, if we […]

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Since the announcement was made of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on the 7th of October, many reactions have been generated across all circles in the country. Even as the official ban on election campaign has been lifted, many of these reactions had not gone down. Instead, they […]

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Democracy, as a system of government, is rooted in the idea of mass participation of people in the electoral process. However, mass participation requires mass interest in political outcomes, and the erroneous supposition has always been that this interest is enough to ensure participation. In Nigeria and around the world, we are now learning that […]

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It is no longer news that we are in the campaign season that would culminate into election in February, 2019. As expected, different people with interest in the election have been coming out to sell themselves to the electorates on whom their fates are hinging, albeit with a touch of the ‘selectorates’ influence. These selectorates […]

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It is another period of various political games, promises, and lies, grooving around the colossus of the Nigeria terrain, this men that ages, and with less or no idea of how the masses feel are unfortunately the ones at the forefront of the political positions in the Nigeria system, which automatically needs the intervention of […]

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Without overlooking other serious socioeconomic challenges bedeviling the nation, corruption appears to be the greatest problem confronting us today. Though neither new nor peculiar to Nigeria, it has observably flowered frighteningly in public life in Nigeria. What has however, made it a reality that Nigerians now worry about is that despite the acclaimed widening steps […]

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The National Assembly – Senate and House of Representatives – are persisting in their season of delusion. They continue to have an over bloated sense of the powers the Constitution confers on the legislature. Much as it is the arm of government with the most power, being direct representatives of the people just like the […]

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My Thoughts On #GetNigeriaWorkingAgain -By Bamigboye Judah Segun

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Those versed in the dialectics of political communication would assert the illimitable utility of election mantras in the success of any electioneering campaign. Sloganeering, indeed, from history, has proven to be a viable tool in the hands of neophytes and connoisseurs in the art of real politik, in catapaulting them to the very zenith of […]

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