Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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Of Luigi Di Maio and Macron’s ‘Civilisational Problems’, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

The real civilisational problem is the ungodly culture of exploitation that Macron and his elite peers inherited from their ancestors, which continues to impoverish and dehumanise Africans. It’s a vice-like grip on the throats of Africans, just like Dracula, sucking the life blood of the people to nourish the much-advertised…
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Italy Tells France the Truth; Is Africa Listening?, By Owei Lakemfa

Any African who claims that the colonial master will first safeguard the interests of its former colony before its own, needs urgent psychiatric evaluation. For the victims of colonialism, the task is to unite and present a common front to defeat neo-colonialism. In unity and solidarity lies our strength. In…
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Nigeria 2019: Views of Foreign Investors Ahead of Polls, By Rafiq Raji

Charles Robertson, global chief economist and head of macro strategy at Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, and what investors have been telling him. “They are relaxed about the election,” says Robertson. His feedback is corroborated by Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president at Teneo, a global risk consultancy.…
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Nigeria 2019: Engaging the Exigencies of Polling In a Digital Age, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is important for Nigerians to take on board the fact that there has been considerable investment by INEC in technology solutions and administrative systems that have, to a significant extent, irrevocable improved the integrity of Nigerian elections. It is impossible to slide back to the Maurice Iwu days when…
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2019 Election: Nigerians – Torn Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ project offers little to revel in, Atiku’s presidential ambition doesn’t tickle; yet the electorate seem content with either the devil or the deep blue sea. This means Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election has been lost before it has even kicked off. There is something baffling about the fascination…
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Effective Parenting In the 21st Century, By Adetola Salau

Children need to be made to know that education comprises of more than just academic learning, as the skills learnt on the sports field and playground are as invaluable as those learnt in the classroom. Interpersonal skills are essential, and relationships add the richest dimensions to life. Children should be…
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Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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