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2015 elections: The Easy Choice Before Nigerians, By Chido Onumah

I do not think Nigerians have a difficult choice to make when they go to the polls on Valentine’s Day. It’s either they return the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan, or replace him with the candidate of the main opposition party, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). I think it is an easy…
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[FRIDAY SERMON]: Obeying Traffic Laws Is Islamic Duty, By Imam Murtada M. Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah; we praise Him, and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah, the Most High, from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whomsoever has been guided…
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Urgent Need To Push Nigeria Up The Global Priority List, By Johnnie Carson

Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon. Africa's largest and most important country is going through an extraordinarily difficult and dangerous period that could over the next two months see an already high level of violence spike even further and spread to other…
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Why Not Tinubu For Vice Presidential Candidate? By Damola Awoyokun

Jonathan has turned the country into a terrible mess that we have no other option but Buhari. And yet Buhari is an unrepentant representative of the Arewa Hegemonic Consensus unleashed by Sardauna. From his deeds as a military head of state, to his deeds as chairman of PTF and to…
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What Really Happened At Baga? By Mausi Segun

Since January 3, Boko Haram militants have attacked –almost on a daily basis –the area surrounding Baga, a fishing settlement on the shores of Lake Chad in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State.

The exact death toll in Baga and 16 surrounding villages is unknown, with estimates ranging from “dozens” to 2000 or…
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Nigeria, a Large Chair Does Not Make a King, By Kofi Atta Annan

I am very pleased to see that civil society in Nigeria is taking a constructive role in helping the country prepare for the forthcoming national elections. A strong democracy needs a vibrant and engaged civil society, capable of expressing popular concerns in a responsible and constructive manner. Politics is too…
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Humanity Against The Narcissist’s Of Death, By Wole Soyinka

Our predicament is universal, and this is what we have stressed from the very beginning. The nature of religious zeal that would routinely maim, kill, or enslave the object of its proselytizing – that sometime euphemism for brainwashing – rather than let it thrive and contribute to humanity from within…
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How to Lose the Presidential Election Four Times (4), By Femi Aribisala

Muhammadu Buhari can conduct a coup and declare himself Nigeria’s head of state. But under no circumstance should Nigerians elect him as president. Nigeria is fighting a Boko Haram insurgency whose mantra is that western education is a sin. These people have kidnapped innocent young girls who dared to go…
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Disenfranchising Through The Permanent Voters Card, By Olu Akanmu

Only INEC believes itself that 38 million Nigerians have collected their Permanent Voters card. The reality is different on the ground. A visit to many local government offices of INEC where there are piles of uncollected voters card in their little white boxes, yet with hoards of Nigerians trooping to…
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