Opinions & Rejoinders

Business & Economy: The Wahala In Dangote Duvet – By Daniel Bott

  With all the favours: tax exemptions, special status, Forex allocations, special limestone mining licenses etc, Aliko’s money is still melting like cotton candy on a hot summer afternoon. He has activated his Plan B. Can you blame him? By Daniel Bott Earlier this week, news broke that Aliko Dangote was moving 60% of his family investment to the US. ...

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COAS Appointment As Missed Opportunity For Unity – By Farooq A. Kperogi

  Most progressive Muslim northerners I know are embarrassed to no end by the extreme and unprecedented Arewaization of appointments in this regime. PEGASUS REPORTERS The appointment of my namesake, Major General Farouk Yahaya, as Chief of Army Staff to succeed the late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash on May 21 is yet another tone-deaf ...

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Dementia, Not Buhari, Fired NPA’s Bala Usman – By Farooq A. Kperogi

  The pendular swings in the tenure elongation and then sudden suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as MD of NPA is only the latest example of an uncomfortably lengthening cascade of inscrutable, dementia-fueled presidential decisions that Buhari has taken in the last five years. PEGASUS REPORTERS Muhammadu Buhari’s “suspension” of Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the Nigerian ...

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The Buhari Personae & Creation Of The Handshake Across the Niger

    “The rope is breaking. Anyone with functioning ears can hear the splitting threads from miles away. High above the deepest part of the valley, Nigeria barely holds on to Buhari’s back”  By Rudolph Okonkwo The greatest thing Nigerians accomplished in the last thirty years was electing Muhammadu Buhari as president. If he had lived and died without being ...

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We Spoilt Nigeria Together And Must Repair It Together – Dr Uche Diala

  “Sadly it is those Nigerians that Nigeria has given more that are plotting to destroy it.” PEGASUS REPORTERS If Nigeria were a human being it would probably be on suicide watch or maybe have committed suicide by now. What with almost every of its citizens hissing, cursing, abusing and deriding it. With words like ‘Nigeria is a failed nation’, ...

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How The Late Ahmadu Bello Solved The Problem Of Disunity In The North; A Lesson For Buhari!

The bottom line of all these narrations is that inclusiveness and justice are what is lacking in our contemporary democratic traditions. Injustice, Nepotism, ethnicity, discrimination, marginalisation, religious bigotry and extremism are the building bricks of government architecture at all levels in Nigeria. During the First Republic, the Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna Sokoto has a tradition of ...

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Opinion: Pantami’s Playbook – By Ray Ekpu

  “Someone who is 30 years old is not a spring chicken. He is an adult, a full-grown adult. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, the French President, is in his 30s. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms Jacinta Arden, is in her 30s…Even back home, General Yakubu Gowon was in his 30s when he led Nigeria through the most turbulent phase ...

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OPINION: The Beautification of Jagaban – By Nosa Igiebor

  Tinubu has also been generously credited with the ability to headhunt and mentor capable people like Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing. Nigeria is bleeding dangerously and inexorably falling apart. But the urgency of the moment, when the country is virtually leaderless as myriad groups of criminals overwhelm the state, hasn’t stopped ambitious ...

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The Senate Anti-Restructuring Vote, Biafra Agitation And The Rest Of Us

  The enemies of Nigeria are not those pushing for her balkanization due to entrenched injustices in the system. The real enemies are the beneficiaries of the unjust system who have sworn to allow neither restructuring nor a referendum for us to determine our future. PEGASUS REPORTERS This is certainly not the best of the time for Nigeria. And most ...

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