• Buhari’s Ministers: The Rules of Engagement

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    We will meet our new ministers later this week. Do not expect new names, that would be expecting too much and stretching idealism beyond commonsense. As much as Buhari himself would love to deliver a depoliticized list, politics will always feature in these things. It is the reality of governance in Nigeria and it is…

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  • Of Government Appointments And Cries Of Marginalisation

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    This is one of the most lucrative periods of business for ethnic entrepreneurs; it is appointment season and trust them to whip up every sentiment under the tent of bigotry and hatred. Nigeria’s heterogeneous reality makes it impossible for any Nigerian president not to select his/her team from across the different geo-political zones that make…

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    When Buhari Meets Obama: What’s On The Table?

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    President Buhari will be hosted by US President, Barack Obama, later this week. From all indications, the United States will accord the visiting Nigerian president the most colourful welcome since the same was accorded Nigeria’s Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa exactly 54 years ago, this July. The US-Nigeria relationship suffered several setbacks under the last Nigerian…

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  • PDP’s Journey Into Oblivion

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    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is in disarray and that is even before they officially assume the role of being the opposition party. It does really look like the money-power glue that once held this political machine together is going the way of humpty-dumpty, which could mean that all the king’s men, no matter how…

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  • The Opposition-Elect: Defining The Issues

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    When General Mohammadu Buhari was declared president-elect by INEC on the 1st of April 2015, the current ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party, automatically became the opposition-elect. Like General Buhari and the APC, the PDP must prepare for the task of opposition Nigerians have now trusted it with. It is not a position to take…

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  • GMB’s Immediate Agenda And The North-east

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    President Buhari will have, at least, one thing going for him as Nigeria’s president. Most rational people will not doubt the fact that he means well for all. Every part of Nigeria is in urgent need of structural attention but the North-east has more claims for urgent, immediate and purposeful attention. The incoming administration must…

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