Opinion

Blueprint For Fighting Electoral Impunity, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

In June 2013, the National Human Rights Commission launched a review to find out whether the decisions of Nigerian courts and tribunals on legal challenges to election returns disclosed any evidence in support of criminal, administrative or other misconduct by or against any known persons. The review team comprises seven…
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Opinion

Reflections on Guinea’s Roller Coaster Transition, By Mathias Hounkpe

When Guinea’s Supreme Court announced the final results of the legislative elections on November 15, 2013, Guineans finally, and quite understandably, breathed a massive sigh of relief. This long-awaited sense of reprieve came after elections took place on September 28th, following numerous postponements, nearly three years of political and social…
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Opinion

Why Jonathan Must Protect Shettima, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

When information crept into town last weekend that President Goodluck Jonathan had hatched a grand plan to replace the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, many a Nigerian would rather believe it than the half-hearted denials that followed. The President’s open display of emotion and anger over the issue at…
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Opinion

The Unending Military Siege to Delta State, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Delta is a densely populated state that also happens to house a vast amount of oil and gas. The Sapele-Warri-Ughelli corridor, extending to Port Harcourt, is the industrial and commercial heartbeat of the state and has a high volume of vehicular traffic. A testimony to the socio-economic importance of this…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Political Mafiosi and the trial of Mallam Lamido Sanusi, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Sanusi's suspension (sack) is another low in the never-ending cascade of impunity, catch-me-if-you-can gerrymandering and unprecedented extortionist episodes this Jonathan of a man drowns us in. And so it was that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi broke the silence code and ticked off the political Mafiosi headed by the Grand Mafioso -…
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Opinion

ASUU and the New Unionism: Redeeming Imperatives, By Adeshina Afolayan

‘What happens in a strike happens not to one person It is a crisis with meaning and potency for all and prophetic of a future.’  —Meridel Le Sueur (1900-1996) Is it possible to imagine an industrial union without a strike agenda? An answer to this fundamental question must necessarily be qualified…
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