Guest Columns

The Presidential Elections and a Potential Democratic Farce, By Olu Akanmu

If President Jonathan contests election against himself, without an opposition, essentially a national referendum on his performance, it is doubtful given his approval rating that he would win more than 50% of the votes.  Public confidence in the government has been eroded by the perception of a weak commitment to…
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Move Over, the Rice Bazaar; Fufu Is the New Game in Town, By Adekoya Boladale

Around the streets of Osogbo, Modakeke, Ife, Ede and even far away in Bourdillonian Circus, the beats of victory and sounds of jubilation has continued to roar in a tempo similar to the echoes felt that day in Pompeii when Tetraites defeated Prudes.  But unlike Tetraites, the victory of Aregbesola has…
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Ebola’s Revelations About Our Paganism and Credulity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Ebola, this frightening viral disease has become the crisis of today, not only in West Africa, but globally. The capacity of the disease to spread fast and to kill fast is terrifying. The way the disease kills, bleeding its victim to death is petrifying. It’s the type of disease that…
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In Memoriam, Bamidele Aturu: Advocate of the Masses, By Yushau A. Shuaib

“No religion condones injustice as the Holy Scriptures abhor oppressors and condemn injustice. Check your Holy Book for guidance.” – Bamidele Aturu That was a direct quotation from the late anti-corruption, anti-impunity and an honest human rights advocate, Barrister Bamidele Aturu while responding to my initial disposition to leaving oppressors to…
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Challenges of Governance in the Era of Insurgency, By Mohammed Sambo Dasuki

The essence of good governance is to effectively lead and guide the instruments of the State to meet the needs of citizens, effectively balancing present needs while anticipating future trends. The ability to optimally achieve these balances is what defines good governance. If good governance is difficult to achieve under…
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The Human Distance to Polling Units, By Muiz Banire

At the stakeholders forum held today, the 6th day of August, 2014, at the Leisure Spring Hotel, Osogbo, the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, originally stated that no polling Agent would be allowed within 300 metres from the polling booth before later recapitulating. It is important to note to…
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