Opinion

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins, By Linda Thomas-Greenfield

The world takes notice when Nigerians, citizens of Africa’s largest democracy, decide. By participating peacefully and enthusiastically in the recent electoral processes in March and April, millions of Nigerians stood strong to re-affirm Nigeria as a leader for democracy in Africa — and around the world. It was an honor…
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Guest Columns

Professor Tekena Nitonye Tamuno: The Sacred Canopy of our Rainbow Coalition, By Toyin Falola

"He who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). "Blessed are the meek" (Matthew 5: 5). Professor Tekena Tamuno (1932-2015), a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, joined his ancestors on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He once used the metaphor of…
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Opinion

Need for President Jonathan to reconsider stance on Nigerian constitution, By Femi Falana

To the utter embarrassment of the members of the National Assembly, President Jonathan decided to withhold his assent to 4th amendment to the Constitution. In his comprehensive letter addressed to both chambers of the National Assembly last week, the outgoing President challenged the procedure and the substance of the proposed…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s problems not solved by just voting Buhari, By Abiola Adebanjo

The sheer promise of ‘change’ was enough for some Nigerians to pitch their tent with the All Progressives Congress for the March 28 presidential election. For some, it was the towering virtues of General Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect. Such people told us ‘even if he presents a NEPA bill, I…
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Opinion

Before Nigeria descends into telecoms monopoly, By Jare Oladunmoye

While Nigerian and other Africans’ businesses in South Africa are being threatened by xenophobic attacks, South Africa is lording it over other business interests in Nigeria. A good example is MTN Nigeria, officially the dominant player in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. MTN Nigeria is about to increase its behemoth status…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Diversity Investments That Cannot Wait, By Adewale Ajadi

Last week in the middle of the governorship battle the question of how we handle our ethnic relations became quite topical and post-election I am thankful we have not moved on. In fact the events of the past few days in Durban and increasingly in suburbs of Johannesburg have brought…
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Guest Columns

Judicial Activism as Final Arbiter, By Soji Apampa

The activism of Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earned him the appellation, “Man of the Moment”. The recently concluded 2015 elections have generally been characterised by increased activism of stakeholders, especially Nigerian citizens who deserve special commendation for doing all they could to express…
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Guest Columns

Some Sore Points of the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria, By Sopuru Uwadiegwu

After the rain, a popular adage has it, comes the shine. With the statesmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan dousing the heavy downpour of crises largely envisaged across the world as a foregone result of the 2015 general elections, one would have expected the shine on Nigeria not just to become…
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