The Eagle OnlineAugust 23, 2017
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11min0

As a response to some of the reactions to Atiku’s stance, I wrote an article published in some national dailies including the Tribune of 11th August, 2017 under the headline “Pondering Over what Atiku Abubakar is Saying” and there was a barrage of responses. They all could be broadly divided into three categories: those who do not agree with him, those who agreed with him and those who agreed with him but thought he is not good enough to say it or act what he is saying. In the last group, one of the responses that caught my attention the most and has inspired this follow up article, is one from a female responder with the comparison of the “container and the content”. She specifically mentioned that the content (ideas) was wonderful but doubted the container (person).

The Eagle OnlineAugust 22, 2017
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11min0

A few days ago, Fasehun addressed a clan of journalists in Lagos. At the media interface, he declared President Muhammadu Buhari unfit to continue in office and counseled for his resignation. Fasehun is a medical doctor, but his conclusions about the unfitness of President Buhari to continue in office is not based on any empirical or verifiable medical inquest.

The Eagle OnlineAugust 20, 2017
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10min0

In this comprehensive and incisive book, Femi Falana (SAN) sets out to examine the legal treatment of socio-economic rights in Nigeria, and the broader context in which the rights are defined, understood, interpreted and implemented. As the book makes clear, the lack of constitutional recognition of socio-economic rights has continued to rob Nigerians of “one major instrument for monitoring and controlling the conduct of those making public decisions on their behalf”. Indeed, the framers of Nigeria’s constitutions have historically failed to take human dignity seriously.

Femi AdesinaAugust 19, 2017
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When the fuss came that the media handlers of the President were transmitting at best third hand information to the public, it did not bother me as much as it did some people, particularly, journalists. The discretion to have anyone with him at a given time was that of the President, and there was nothing anybody could do about it

The Eagle OnlineAugust 18, 2017
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Please note that I said “increased frenzy in media reports” and NOT the jungle justice itself; for that has always been with us like the saying goes: “From time immemorial!” Though the media is now merely giving the despicable practice of “jungle justice” more front-page treatment, it is commendable because that is part of the expectations or even obligations of developmental journalism.

Azu IshiekweneAugust 17, 2017
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It’s a waste of time getting mad at Jonathan for giving himself a pass mark where voters had failed him. The question Okechukwu should be asking himself is whether the APC government will pass the electoral test that the last government failed, if an election were held today

The Eagle OnlineAugust 16, 2017
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In 2011, Buhari was defeated by former President Jonathan by 10 million votes. That was a trouncing. The fact remains that in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari only won because strong elements of the PDP like Atiku Abubakar helped him secure his mandate. On his own, he would have suffered another massive loss. The key difference between 2015 and 2003, 2007 and 2011 was the input of Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu


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