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Why I Deserve Another Term, By Goodluck Jonathan

Address by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of His Declaration of Intent to Run for the 2015 Presidential Elections under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eagle Square, Abuja Tuesday 11th November, 2014 Dear Compatriots: 1. Four years ago, precisely September 18, 2010; I stood in this…
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Obanikoro And The Self-indicting Campaign, By Tunde Akanni

The PDP veteran of governorship candidacy in Lagos State, Musiliu Obanikoro, has indulged in online self-advertisement for some months now. Not many Nigerian active Facebook patrons would have missed his celebration of Nigeria’s military as Minister of State of the Defence Ministry. Whatever Obanikoro has claimed the military has done…
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Nollywood Stars Storm the Political Turf, By Vivian Ogbonna

The list of Nollywood stars who are going into politics is growing longer by the day. Kate Henshaw, Desmond Elliot, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Okey Bakassi, Patience Ozokwor and Julius Agwu are some of them. As citizens of Nigeria they're entitled to a piece of the political action, but I don’t…
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Big Ideas for a Big Country, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Sam Nda-Isaiah is running for President, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The pharmacist-turned-publisher-and-entrepreneur is pushing a campaign message of “Big Ideas.” In his presidential declaration speech, delivered last week in Minna, he announced he was "waving the scroll of BIG IDEAS – big and bold ideas that will…
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Combating Violent Extremism in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, I participated in a conference on the theme of combatting insecurity and violent extremism in the Sahel. It was organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Professor Ibrahim Gambari’s Savannah Centre. In his opening remarks, Adeyemi Dipeolu of the ECA queried the dominant discourse…
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Emefiele Connects Finance to Development, By Chinedu Moghalu

During his screening by the Senate, Godwin Emefiele, had assured that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under his leadership as governor would make banking count for development. Since assumption of office, he has demonstrated in several ways that he came prepared for the responsibilities of his current position. He…
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A Safety And Security Manifesto For #Nigeria2015, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

The defence of the country and the protection of all who live in it is the primary mission public office in Nigeria.  Across political parties, politicians are auditioning for the 2015 general elections with little regard to the mood of the country. They’re carrying on as if these are normal times…
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