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Jibrin: Undisputed kingmaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives

By Idris Omolabake The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila, will be incomplete without adequate mention of the exploits of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, an influential member of the House of Representatives from Kano State. Jibrin has succeeded in “installing” two different speakers of the House of Representatives in […]
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The legends of Aso Rock

By Sufuyan Ojeifo President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure began with a low-key inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, a scenario that decidedly flowed from the President’s persona of prudence. His kitchen cabinet’s counsel must have also been contributory. The observance of June 12’s maiden Democracy Day edition drew from the same spirit. Unlike in […]
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Oshiomhole’s stewardship: Shuaibu and his warped narratives

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Lawali Shuaibu, recently orchestrated a storm in a tea cup when he went public with his one year-old animosity against the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He did that through an insidious “personal” letter, which was essentially designed to […]
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OPINION: Twenty years later…

By Faith Berewa When democratic rule returned to Nigeria eleven months after the death of a brutal dictator, and almost fifteen and half years after the interruption of civilian rule, there were high hopes, and optimism. The ordeal, distress and uncertainties that characterized the repressive years of military rule were replaced with renewed sense of […]