Columns

The Long-term Consequences of the General Election, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The attack ads have been most virulent. For some, the scurrility of the many claims made by the sponsors of these opinions is simply unacceptable. Yet, set against the practice in more mature democracies, the depths reached by both sides as they try to persuade would-be voters of the perfidious…
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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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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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Columns

For Jega, the Hour of Reckoning Draws Near, By Steve Ayorinde

Barely a week to the rescheduled presidential election, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, must be the most important man in Nigeria today. But I do not envy him at this critical moment. As the clock ticks from today, exactly a week to the…
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