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Placing“Placeholders” Placeless

Placing“Placeholders” Placeless

The APC political contraption never ceases to amaze and confound me. It intrigues me to no end. This is a party (is it really one, going by the text book definition of a politcal party in Political Science?) that rose from its often predicted imminent disintegration into smithereens, like a phoenix from its ashes, in

APC’s Oyebanji Wins Ekiti Polls

Abayomi Oyebanji, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC has been declared winner of the Saturday June 18, governorship election in Ekiti State. He scored 187,057 votes to defeat his closest rival Segun Oni, a former governor of the state who ran on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP who scored 82,211 votes

Ahmed Lawan, Senate president,

APC Chairman Announces Senate President Lawan as Party’s Consensus Candidate

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC shocked the nation with the announcement of Ahmed Lawan, Senate President as the consensus candidate of the party for the forthcoming presidential election. Abdullah Adamu, national chairman of the APC made the announcement on Monday. The announcement came hours ahead of the presidential primaries of the party scheduled to

Before Zoning Tears Us Apart

Primaries: INEC’s Six-Day Extension Gives Advantage to APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday extended the deadline for party primaries by six days, from 4 to 9 June. This gives considerable advantage to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for last minute manoeuvres in the selection of their presidential flag bearer. That, however, is provided

Our Husband, The Abuser!

APC’s 2023 Dark Horse

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 2 May, 2022) So, who is the favourite? First, they said Goodluck Jonathan was the chosen one. Indeed, his boys and girls were already sharing the 2023-2027 posts and spoils. Now, I ask, is he still the one that is coming? No one appears sure again as they

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Umahi and The Wages of Harlotry

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday 14 March, 2022) “Thieves of a feather” is the title of a piece written by American journalist, Emily Sohn in the December 19, 2007 edition of ScienceNewsforStudents. Great writings advertise themselves first with great titles. You were probably suckled in a cliched world where birds of a feather

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APC’s Kabiyesi Politics

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 28 February, 2022)  Kabiyesi means ‘we dare not question him.’ The nearest to its meaning is what my Hausa friend does with effusive ‘Ranka dede’ at the feet of his lord. The above headline should actually be ‘Nigeria’s Kabiyesi politics.’ That is what the Nigerian president plays. He

Setback for APC in FCT Council Election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, shared the stakes equally in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT area council election held Saturday, February 12, 2022. In the results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday, PDP snatched three area councils: Abuja Municipality Area Council, AMAC, the most densely

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