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Gradual Movement To A Failed State, By Eric Teniola 

Eric Teniola

I read an article recently in a foreign journal of the attributes of a failed state. Regrettably, Nigeria’s  name featured twice among nations described as failed states. It is left for readers to judge whether Nigeria is a failed state or not. All I know is that we are in a bad shape. Most of the blame for our present ...

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Of the PDP, the “victor” and the “vanquished”, By Sufuyan Ojeifo  

Sufuyan Ojeifo

I thought I read in one of the newspapers the newly-enthroned national chair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, say “there is no victor, there is no vanquished” in the national convention that produced him.  That scorched-earth catchphrase being played up over and again to massage frayed nerves and battered egos.  That is the traditional refrain employed by the ...

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Ayo Fayose, Clement Watershed And Christmas Cloth Invective Tirade, By Sunshine Anifowose


I met Clement Watershed recently at a Seminar on Business Management in London. He is the young owner of “Watershed Confectionaries” in Manchester, who studied Political Economy at the University of Westminster. Beyond his reputation as a successful entrepreneur, Watershed is also an astute political analyst who is vast in politics of development and underdevelopment of nations around the world, ...

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How far can Wike, Fayose go as new PDP kingmakers? By Yekeen Akinwale


After 2015 elections, series of significant changes took place – there was (is) recession, which sent many millionaires under and produced new set of money bags. That’s what change is – no permanent champion but current champion. Like the recession, the defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  during the 2015 elections also thrown up new set of kingmakers from ...

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PDP Convention: The Aftermath, By  Reuben Abati

Dr Reuben Abati

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax.  Everyone who had been a witness to the travails of the once-upon-a-time ruling party which lost power to the All Progressives Congress in 2015 – viz, the humiliation, the victimization of the ...

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A moral force in the PDP leadership, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

Sufuyan Ojeifo

And so, Uche Secondus, despite the hue and cry about heavy monetisation of the process and alleged plan by governors under the influence of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to hijack the party leadership, still ended up being the national chair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  For a vast majority of PDP members who crave a new leadership identity for ...

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Why Must the Next Nigerian President Come from The North? By SKC Ogbonnia


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the main opposition party in Nigeria, has concluded its long-awaited national convention. The main takeaway from the gathering is the zoning of its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections to Northern Nigeria. But they may not be alone. The fiercest narrative that has continued to greet my expression of interest to vie for president under ...

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A frolic on the Red Sea, by Femi Adesina

It was a gust of chilly wind that said Akwaaba (welcome, in Ghanaian language) to me in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, that night of December 1, 2017. We had flown for about five hours from Abuja, as President Muhammadu Buhari was to attend a summit on combating terrorism in West Africa, convened by King Abdullah II of Jordan. The ...

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Celebrating TY Danjuma’s consistent, persistent philanthropy @ 80, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

TY Danjuma

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” ― Ben Carson The first time I came in close contact with General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retd.) was February 10, 2010 at the Protea Hotel in Asokoro, Abuja.  It was on the occasion of the NGO consultative meeting organised by the TY Danjuma Foundation.  It was the first substantive interaction that ...

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