Opinion

OOTC: Will the Third Party Candidates Please Stand Up?, By Chude Jideonwo

There is a place for third party candidates in Nigeria. But the space only exists for serious minded third party candidates. They call for the serious minded, with serious minded capacity, and an actual game plan for capturing electoral victory. Nigerians talk a good game about third party candidacies, especially…
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Opinion

Watch Out for Europe, Not Just Trump, By Owei Lakemfa

The first far-right president in Europe in recent times, following in the footsteps of the xenophobic, racist and anti-Muslim Trump, may emerge as early as December 4. World attention is focused on the tantrums of Donald Trump, the American president-elect. From his vow to get America out of the Trans-Pacific…
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Opinion

Donald Trump, the United States and the World, By Akin Adesokan

So, courageous, progressive American patriots and their allies the world over, we are all in the same boat, although we took different paths to get here. Combine your resolve to fight Trump every inch, every second of his journey through the presidency with an awareness of the clear and present…
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Opinion

What Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Means for Girls World Over, By Osasu Igbinedion

...my message to young women and girls across the world is simple. Do not let Clinton’s loss derail your ambition. As a matter of fact, it should be a lesson to us all that when we find ourselves in the battlefield of politics, business, whatever it is we are involved…
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Columns

Clinton and the Conspiracy Against Women, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it is disheartening that even the West is not even-handed when it comes to women, and is backsliding as far as the political progress of women is concerned. if the West cannot inspire other countries and lead the way; if women are not given the chance no matter how qualified…
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Opinion

American Democracy Is Truly a Disaster, By SKC Ogbonnia

The problem here is that a defining imperfect area of the US Constitution, the Electoral College, is profoundly polar opposite to democratic principles. America needs a system that can guarantee that the majority truly carries the votes. Moreover, it defies logic that the US citizens will continue to glue their…
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Opinion

How Donald Trump Defeated the American Media, By Akeem Soboyede

The real story of Trump’s victory is not his triumph against an opponent considered unbeatable until she got trounced; it is how the phenomenon “no one saw” exposed the majority of the US media for what it really is: an aggregation of “pretend-journalists”, or media routinely engage in shameless, orgiastic…
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