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Buhari's Path To History

Buhari's Path To History

 

By Okey Ndibe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration last week was a mixed bag. On the plus side, the president gave an inaugural speech that—despite a few wrinkles—was tailored for the occasion.

The Patience Standard

The Patience Standard

By Okey Ndibe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Patience Jonathan, aka Dame Patience, aka First Lady, aka Dr. Chief (Mrs.), aka Mama Peace, has emerged as the standard for Nigeria's current political season—with all the consequences and implications of that designation.