Adeolu Ademoyo

The Rogue State: Jonathan, His Mercenaries and Ethnic Militias, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Some seemingly disconnected events show the desperation of President Jonathan in the 2015 elections. It is a battle of his life in which he has thrown moral caution to the winds and where he has thrown in a huge amount of unaccountable corrupt funds. These events show the rogue nature…
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Guest Columns

Jonathan’s Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics, By Ibraheem Dooba

“A well-wrapped statistic,” said Darrell Huff, six decades ago, “is better than Hitler’s “big lie”; it misleads, yet it cannot be pinned on you.” So, to save the ordinary citizen from the mischievous use of statistics, Huff deemed it fit to teach regular folks how to do wicked statistics, hence…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Election: A Referendum on Resource Governance? By Dauda Garuba

Oil is the lifeblood of the modern economy. The discourse about how oil has made or marred the destinies of nations is intrinsically linked to its governance. Sadly, the Nigerian face of that discourse is located in the epitaph of the “resource curse” – a paradox under which countries that…
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Columns

Who Will Save us from Mrs. Malaprop? By Gimba Kakanda

As if the campaign trails that have had the handlers of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan furiously against the emergence of retired General Muhammadu Buhari as the leading opposition candidate were not exciting enough as comedy shows, we're being introduced to more hilarious campaign as the wives of the two…
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Guest Columns

Is Confab Report The ‘True’ Change?, By Adeoya Boladale

For the past few weeks, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan has besieged the south western part of Nigeria in a move to solicit for votes in that region. Among the numerous promises being made, one which the president and his party seems to be laying…
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Guest Columns

2015 Presidential Election: PDP’s Unviable Rigging Options, By Umar Ardo

The five years of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan holding sway as President of Nigeria have destroyed the basis of the country’s development - economically, politically and socially. The economy has collapsed as poverty and depravation have ravaged the whole populace. People are dying of hunger in multitudes. Nigerians are worse off…
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Guest Columns

Message to the Average Traumatised Nigerian, By Femi Akinfolarin

As the presidential election draws nearer and nearer each morning, the tension and fear is permeable. Most Nigerians already have an election surviving strategy. Those with enough money have booked seats on planes exiting Nigeria the week before the election; those who can’t afford a ticket are making plans to…
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