Ekiti 2018 Governorship Election: Foretelling the outcome

By Omoshola Deji– Democracy is basically the right of the governed to elect who governs. The people of Ekiti State, Southwest, Nigeria, would troop out on July 14 to elect who’ll govern them for the next four years. Over 30 candidates are running, but the election is ostensibly a two-horse race between Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Professor Kolapo Olusola ‘Eleka’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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International Cooperative Day: The next step for cooperatives is certification

By Amy Zhang Marrakech– This week we celebrate the United Nations International Day of Cooperatives, commemorated every year on the first Saturday of July. Cooperatives’ success in sustainable development, wealth creation, and poverty alleviation give many hope for an equitable future. As we commend cooperatives, it is important to recognize and understand how they function.

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Babalakin at 58: A life of achievements

By Steve Omolale and Ayo Olaosun– As the erudite lawyer and astute businessman, Dr. Bolanle Olawale Babalakin (SAN), turns 58 today, many people may just be wondering what has been the driving force behind this man, who has been consistent in whatever he believes in, courageous in the face of obviously insurmountable challenges, persistent in his approach to everything, unperturbed by the vicissitudes of life and unshaken by the turbulence that appears on his way to the top, just as they appear to every man still living on planet earth.

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Mimiko‘s Defection To Labour Party: Salam, Ajulo got it wrong, insincere and misleading to Nigerians

It was not surprising that both Alhaji Abdulkadr A. Salam and Dr Kayode Ajulo have both toed the same line in the matter of the recent defection of Dr Abdulrahamon Olusegun Mimiko to Labour Party (LP). Nothing contrary was expected from the duo as birds of the same feather flock together and more so that they both belong to the same “infantile disorder “in their veil/ or pseudo ideological pursuits. The very prompt response of Alh. Salam and Dr Ajulo to the disorderly and incongruous defection is a clear pointer to the fact that Nigerians must be wary of those they regard as men of honour. In fact, they are better described and categorized as men of dishonor and enemies of genuine emancipation of the masses. 

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Tackling Security Challenges in South-East Nigeria: An insider’s account

By Colonel Sagir Musa– The current global security environment is increasingly becoming complex and dynamic due to the activities of non-state actors who have become the major source of conflict all over the world. Adding to this is the upsurge in intra-state crisis and conflicts as well as the entanglement between domestic and international threats which have compounded the security challenges.

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June 12: Abiola’s posthumous honour and the 2019 politics

By Omoshola Deji– Nigerians assembled at the polls on June 12, 1993 to expunge dictatorship and usher in purposeful leadership. The widely acclaimed free, fair and credible presidential election, presumably won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, was annulled by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida led military regime. Abiola was incarcerated by successive military government(s) till he died in a questionable manner on July 7, 1998. Succeeding democratic governments neither honored Abiola nor venerate the significance of June 12 to Nigeria’s democracy.

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June 12 Tsunami and the ones who won’t forgive Buhari

By Garba Shehu– An old Chinese proverb says: Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil. This short proverb sums the intensity of attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari, not leaving the ratcheting up of violence in some the States after a period of relative calm, in the wake of the political tsunami honouring the heroes of June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled thus preventing the widely-acclaimed winner, Chief M.K.O Abiola (of blessed memory) from taking office as the President of Nigeria.

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