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Fasoranti And Rise Of Nigeria’s Un-Nigerian President, By Festus Adedayo

The killing on Friday of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, 94-year old leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba group, may yet be throwing up two apparent equations in a post-Fulani herdsmen-sympathetic Nigerian leadership which may begin in 2023. The first ...

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The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down

I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment offered me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan. I had hitherto enjoyed every of the diatribes ...

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Atiku and El-Rufai’s Body Bag Nationalism, By Festus Adedayo

What could have prompted Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to make such very volatile comment attributed to him in a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) interview programme last week? Could it be due to a boldness acquired over the years in ...

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Oyo 2019: Seyi Makinde And The Rest Of The Pack

We are back in the season of high politicking; the race for various offices in the 2019 elections has reached a frenzy height across the polity. Contestants in the elections are hotly engaged in what can be rightly called Race ...

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Should Lai Mohammed’s N3.5mn Claim Have Been Left Off The Record?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

In more intellectually-conscious climes, last week’s off-the-record drama would have sparked scholarly incursions into the changing values of 21st-century journalism. It would have triggered intense concerns about the gaping hole of self-regulation that must be filled if the media must ...

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Shittu, Adeosun And The NYSC -By Festus Adedayo

My take is that Adeosun’s resignation is a great development for our country… The fact that Shittu’s claim is alien to the NYSC Act makes it necessary that he should also tow the path of honour of the Adeosun kind. ...

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The Emperor Of Oyo -Dele Agekameh

Ajimobi has once again showed us the dearth of our government institutions, which are, in practice, more and more subsumed into the single office of the top executive. The powers of the president and governors are swallowing our government institutions ...

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Road To Making Buhari The Fuhrer, By Festus Adedayo

More complicating…is Buhari’s human rights pedigree. Allowing him go the route of his proposal is to assist him grow the seed of despotism latent in him. There are fears that topmost on Buhari’s mind…was his craving to keep Dasuki and ...

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In Ekiti, Stomach Infrastructure Has Changed Hands, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

…just as both men traded places at the two ends of victory, after the 2014 and 2018 elections, stomach infrastructure has only just changed hands… In the end, the people are the biggest losers — because no one can in ...

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