Guest Columns

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari: The Troubles Ahead!, By Frisky Larr

Since Tuesday the March 31, 2015 when it became obvious that the presidential election in my home country had been decided, I have been relishing the sense of joy and relief that came upon me soon afterwards. I was relieved not because my preferred candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the election.…
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Columns

Buhari and Jonathan: Character as Destiny, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Amidst the many thoughts and emotions that crowded my mind when it became apparent that Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was well on his way to defeating President Goodluck Jonathan, the word “character” kept asserting itself. Puzzling this little conundrum, I soon discovered why. Character had been the organising concept for my…
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Guest Columns

Now That You Have Won: An Open Letter To President-Elect Buhari, By SKC Ogbonnia

I am one of the millions of masses who yearned and prayed for the change that motivated you to democratic power. Though I have remained overjoyed with President Jonathan’s defeat and the meek manner of his concession, I am finding it difficult to celebrate your victory. Mr. President-Elect, as you…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Democracy Is Still Fragile, Please Handle With Care!, By Soji Apampa

The nation heaved a big sigh of relief the moment Goodluck Jonathan gracefully conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari and averted the rivers of blood that local and international punters projected would flow in the streets of most major cities across Nigeria - a doomsday vision easily dismissed by the uninitiated.…
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Guest Columns

My Governor, Dakuku Peterside!, By Femi Olufunmilade

The personality of Hon. (Dr.) Dakuku Peterside attracted my attention during the February campaigns when we had all thought Nigeria’s 2015 general elections would hold in that month. Peterside came across as a likeable, charismatic and ebullient politician on the hustings, carrying with him an air of youthfulness that would…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Rule of Law As Number One Priority For Buhari’s Presidency, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

General Muhammadu Buhari will inherit a country in a quandary. So much looting has gone on and so much high crimes and misdemeanours have been committed. Impunity ravages the land. To make his job a lot easier, the President-elect can begin to look at upholding the rule of law as…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How Jega Defeated Jonathan for Buhari in the Election, By Femi Aribisala

The innovation of the Permanent Voters Cards is designed to permanently disenfranchise the South. If this is not redressed immediately, the North will always determine the winner in Nigerian elections. If you did not see my column last week, it was because I did not want to rain on anyone’s…
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Columns

Letter to Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, By Tolu Ogunlesi

President Buhari should under no circumstances allow himself to be cast as a Fulani President, or a President of northerners or Muslims. Vice President Osinbajo should never succumb to the temptation to see himself as a Vice President for Yoruba people, or the Redeemed Christian Church of God, or for…
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