Opinion

Restructuring Is A Necessity, Not An Option

By Atiku Abubakar My attention has been drawn to a letter written to Premium Times in response to an essay on restructuring authored by me. Faced with an avalanche of public condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of restructuring, it is understandable that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has written to Premium Times to douse the tension his comments created. However, ...

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Impending Attack On Obi: Strange Call From Ikenna Ezenekwe

Valentine Obienyem Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe, a well known fraudster lied that Obi gave 10million Naira to PDP Chairman. I shall start the refutation  by chronicling the encounters with him to show who he really is. I have had many encounters with Mr. Ellis Ikenna Ezenekwe in the past. In the January of Obi’s administration, he visited  my office begging me ...

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2019 Presidential Contenders And Pretenders

Casmir Igbokwe The tempo of political activities has heightened. More political parties have joined the fray. More intrigues have come to play. More importantly, sundry presidential aspirants have emerged. It is all in preparation for the 2019 general election. READ ALSO: PDP and its presidential aspirants President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the aspirants. He belongs to the ruling party, the ...

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Why Nigeria Needs To Be Restructured

Atiku Abubakar In a recent interaction in the United States, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo asserted that the “problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring…and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographic re-structuring”. It is a surprise that the Vice-President would take such a position and, in particular, ...

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Ambode Planning To Leave APC? 

By Henry Gbadebo Yesterday, I again stumbled on a report making the rounds that Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is planning to defect to another party over alleged conclusion of All Progressives Congress, APC leadership, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to replace him with another governorship candidate in the 2019 elections. Haba! Kilode? The report specifically claimed that Ambode had ...

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How Africa’s largest city is failing its older people

Heavy traffic in Lagos, Nigeria. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo Ojo Melvin Agunbiade, African Population and Health Research Center Urbanisation is spreading across Africa at great speed. Projections suggest that more than half of the total population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urbanisation in Nigeria is happening at a particularly astonishing rate. The population density of urban dwellers in Nigeria is ...

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Bigotry Is A Human Attribute  

By Emenena Bright While we are basking in the euphoria of defections that have recently filled the polity, we must remain focused on the issues.  It does appear that so far the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has benefited the most from the gale of defections. There is no doubt that Nigerians have looked forward to it for hope of ...

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What Does Segun Oni Really Want?

By Segun Dipe “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” –Potter Stewart. There is no gain saying that the legal ember stoked by Engineer Olusegun Oni against Dr. John Kayode Fayemi to deck the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State in the toga of a divided house is ...

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Nigeria, Atiku And The Mandela Option

By Ethelbert Okere The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari presidency would have since begun to concoct another lie to tell the people of the Southeast, if you like, the Igbo following the recent declaration by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he will do only one term of four years if elected president next year. Atiku, unarguably the ...

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