Steve Ayorinde

Gbagbo, general elections and the Ides of March, By Steve Ayorinde

An astonishing piece of news from Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday is presumably getting the whole of Africa to talk. Simone, wife of the former president of this intriguing West African country was sentenced to a 20-year jail term for her role in the post-election violence that got three thousand people…
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Steve Ayorinde

Election postponement: Period of short nights and long knives, By Steve Ayorinde

It’s been more than two weeks since the shift in the election days and four weeks before Nigerians proceed to the polls, but little has changed other than the strategies on both sides of the political divide and in the general preparations. If there was any break at all, it…
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Steve Ayorinde

Now that we are back on the march again, By Steve Ayorinde

In a country where everything, including honour and integrity, appear to have been commoditized, trust too is now a scarce commodity. No one knows who to believe anymore in the political landscape as far as the feasibility of the election holding as rescheduled is concerned. Not the politicians and their…
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Steve Ayorinde

From Dorobucci to Soludo’s hard-rock treatise, By Steve Ayorinde

If the intention of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, is to reduce the fun and entertainment that characterize the ongoing campaigns and rallies in the country, he is not succeeding. His acerbic treatise on this month’s general polls, titled Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the…
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