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The Tambuwal challenge

By Habib Aruna One politician that has added colour and animate the current political dispensation is Mallam Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tambuwal has demonstrated…

Between ambition and pragmatism

Between ambition and pragmatism

By Habib Aruna “Not even all the armies in the world can stop an idea whose time has come”-Victor Hugo The deposed maximum ruler of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, would…

Joining the Muslim/Muslim ticket debate

By Habib Aruna As more focus shifts to next year’s general elections, one issue that has continued to dominate the political space has been the likely presidential candidate of the…

Can Atiku overcome the APC landmines?

“I look forward to meeting him (Buhari) in an open, free and fair contest for the ticket.” –Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar The above statement was made by Atiku Abubakar…

Lawlessness in Edo!

By Habib Aruna The frightening level of impunity in the country reached a disturbing peak last week when armed thugs invaded the legislative quarters in Edo State. The attack that…

As Fayose takes over in Ekiti

By Habib Aruna I covered the swearing in ceremony of both the late Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Agagu and Mr. Ayo Fayose in 2003. While Agagu demonstrated a lot…

Can Atiku overcome the APC landmines?

Can Atiku overcome the APC landmines?

By Habib Aruna   “I look forward to meeting him (Buhari) in an open, free and fair contest for the ticket.” –Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar The above statement was…

Still on that collapsed Synagogue church building

By Habib Aruna The collapse of a guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos some weeks ago has again brought to fore the urgent need…

Dimgba Igwe and the way we are

By Habib Aruna As expected, veteran journalist and one of the finest editors the country has produced, Mike Awoyinfa, wrote a moving tribute on the death of his friend, associate…

Note from Baltimore

By Habib Aruna Most journalists like my humble self are too engrossed with looking for news and rushing to meet deadline than thinking about going on vacation. Even when they…

Between Ribadu and Jeffords

By Habib Aruna Is it an irony that Jim Jeffords, the famous former senator from Vermont in the United States, who single-handedly redrew the country’s national political map in 2001…

2015: Jonathan should not be stampeded

By Habib Aruna Let me say right away that I am not a fan of President Goodluck Jonathan. This is partly because of the way he wasted the political capital…

Lest we forget our Chibok girls

By Habib Aruna It’s been more than 117 days now that more than 200 girls were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok, one of the towns worst hit by…

Votes must count in Osun

By Habib Aruna There are many reasons why Nigerians are looking forward to next Saturday governorship election in Osun State, just few weeks after the unexpected turn of events in…

Aturu: Befitting day of tributes

By Habib Aruna Like all great mortals, the death of Bamidele Francis Aturu, who we all fondly called BF, came to us as a huge surprise, giving his larger than…

Use of presidential powers

By Habib Aruna Was it a mere coincidence that the day two governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) were on the verge of being impeached was the day Peoples…

The Edo Assembly crisis

By Habib Aruna It is becoming a tradition in the United States, the world most enviable democracy, that different political parties control the executive and the legislature at every point…

Between ambition and desperation

By Habib Aruna A week to the Ekiti State governorship election, I had argued on this page that what we would be witnessing at the poll will be a throwback…

Acting the same old script in Ekiti

Acting the same old script in Ekiti

You only need to be a casual observer of the nation’s unenviable political terrain not to have envisaged what is currently playing out in Ekiti barely a week to the…

And now, this…

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State during the week alleged that some members of the State House of Assembly who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the…

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