By: on January 21, 2021
We do our nation incalculable harm as we sponsor or promote persons into pivotal or strategic offices of the state beyond their mental capacity, competence, industry, or gravitas. Our state of perplexity should not drive us into finding an easy way out of a hard plight as politicians interminably postpone our destiny. The sloppy performance of the Goodluck Jonathan years had led us into a sickly sentimental decision to massively vote Candidate Muhammadu Buhari into power. His party’s cult follo...
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By: on January 2, 2021
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, popularly called BAT, is a master strategist, generalissimo, who has dominated the politics of Nigeria’s commercial capital for over two decades, Tinubu, has long been overdue and expected to make a run for the country’s top job. His formidable political network, propensity for deal-making, and substantial personal wealth give him a head start over many other contenders. In the 2023 presidential elections, Tinubu has been coquettish. After the latest rumpuses in th...
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By: on December 11, 2020
I am sure you too must have been as pleasantly surprised as I was to learn late last week that President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted the request by the House of Representatives to address the worsening insecurity in the country on Thursday, December 10. It got sweeter. Early this week, we were told that the president would go one step better: he would address the joint sitting of the national assembly on that day. At long last, we would hear directly from the president through our represen...
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By: on October 3, 2020
Ahead of the 2023 general election, the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State is working hard to put its house in order and go into the election united. Sentry recalls that infighting among its members, leading to the exit of some leading lights from its fold, cost the party the governorship in 2019. It appears the party is now desirous of winning come 2023. Moves towards uniting the various camps started last month with a meeting of major stakeholders held in Abuja to...
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By: on September 23, 2020
To judge by the account of events and the body language of the ruling government, Nigerians need no soothsayer to know that governance has gone to sleep. Indeed, Nigerian politics has never been this toxic and directionless. In the not too distant past, political partnership existed among the opposition parties. The ruling party often was then seen to extend a hand of friendship to the opposition to be part of government. Such lofty relationship helped to move the nation forward for the common g...
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By: on September 3, 2020
Since Mr. Charles Idahosa’s interview published on page 10 of New Telegraph of July 15, 2020, headlined: “Edo people’ll resist rigging of guber poll”, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for whom he works, his administration officials and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he (Obaseki) is contesting the September 19 governorship election in Edo State have continued to reinforce that fictive narrative. Creating unnecessary ballyhoo about some imagined plans to rig is a simple...
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By: on August 24, 2020
It is disgraceful that nations across the globe only conceive governance in Nigeria as a perfect model of a despicable political system; as a prototype of what not to be! Humans, the world over, think of Nigerians with so much pity— a hapless people in a very rich nation subjected to self-destruction; a country dominated by desperate and irresponsible rulers, who have only rascality, megalomania and misappropriation to offer to over 200 million vulnerable, cowardly, sycophantic but expectant peo...
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