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Who Is Afraid of Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

On September 24, 2014, Atiku Abubakar of the APC declared at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja that he was running to be president of Nigeria.  The occasion was without incident.  This was followed on October 15, 2014 by Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who declared in Eagle’s Square, Abuja that…
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Who is Afraid of Goodluck Jonathan? (1), By Femi Aribisala

Some people say Goodluck Jonathan is “clueless.”  They would also have us believe he is a weak president.  If so, how come his opponents are greatly afraid of him?  People are not inclined to fear weaklings.  Therefore it is telling that Goodluck Jonathan must be the most feared Head of…
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What exactly is “clueless” about Goodluck Jonathan? (3) By Femi Aribisala

By the time you are reading this, by the grace of God, the 218 kidnapped Chibok school-girls may have been released. If not, their release is imminent. A ceasefire with the Boko Haram has been negotiated. Never mind that there are still skirmishes here and there. “Clueless” Goodluck Jonathan has…
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Muhammadu Buhari: Running for president with an anti-corruption bank loan, By Femi Aribisala

One thing is for sure: Muhammadu Buhari would like to be the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has tried three times and has failed every time. Finally realizing it is a lost cause, he said he would not try again. But now he is persuaded to…
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What exactly is “clueless” about Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

I am the Chairman of Financial Nigeria International Limited. As chairmanships go, it is an honorary position. All the work is actually done by the Managing Editor, Jide Akintunde, who is really my employer; and his able assistant, Martins Hile. The company publishes Financial Nigeria magazine; a development and finance…
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Who Believes the Lie that There Are More People in the North Than in the South? By Femi Aribisala

Everything turns upside down in Nigeria.  Logic becomes illogical.  Wisdom becomes foolishness.  Two plus two becomes seven.  Hospitals become mortuaries.  Stealing is not corruption.  Education is a sin.  In Nigeria, so many things fly in the face of simple commonsense.   One major example is the ridiculous idea that, by…
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A Northern Christian Presidential Candidate For The APC, By Femi Aribisala

The fact that Nigeria is a country with some 350 ethnic groups makes it imperative that we must always be politically mindful of ethnic, religious and regional considerations. Failure to do this on the idealistic grounds that the quality of our public officials is more important than their ethnic and…
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Season of Carpet-Crossing from the APC back to the PDP, By Femi Aribisala

If you have not noticed it already, a new season has dawned in Nigerian politics. That season is one of carpet-crossing back to the PDP. About a year ago, there was a rash of defections from the PDP to the APC. Nearly 40 legislators left the ruling party for the opposition. Five PDP governors…
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