Guest Columns

Nuhu Ribadu, Adamawa Governorship and ‘Rice and Beans’, By Zayyad Muhammad

The results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections have brought surprises and further gingered-up the political atmosphere across the nation as we get ready to go to the polls for the governorship elections. The Adamawa governorship race is not left out. And Adamawa citizens and contestants are anxiously waiting…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s New President, Boko Haram, and Rights, By Mausi Segun

Against the odds, Nigeria has succeeded in carrying out a mostly peaceful presidential election. The campaign was marked by bitter, divisive, and sometimes hateful rhetoric which left little hope that the contest would end without violence. In elections in 2011, at least 800 people died as a result of violent…
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Guest Columns

Buhari: To Whom Much Is Given, By Suraj Oyewale

After four attempts, former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, will finally be getting the opportunity to lead Nigeria under a civilian dispensation as the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) declared him the winner of the 2015 presidential poll. It is indeed welcome news for many Nigerians, at least from…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Ruling Elite Shown the Red Card, By Soji Apampa

For acting in wanton disregard of and with total contempt for Nigeria’s citizens, a red card has been issued to the ruling elite by the people proving that “The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power - (Author Unknown)”. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on…
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Columns

​We’ll not take Nigerians for granted, By Muhammadu Buhari​

Ac​c​eptance Statement by General Muhammadu Buhari, President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria April 1st, 2015 I am immensely grateful to God for this day and for this hour. I feel truly honoured and humbled that the Nigerian people have so clearly chosen me to lead them. The official announcement…
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Opinion

Nigerians Have Won!, By Nigerians United for Democracy (NUD)

In spite of the enormous challenges faced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian people exhibited exceptional understanding, patience and resilience in ensuring that the election was successfully concluded. We recognise that this victory truly belongs to the Nigerian people. In particular, we congratulate the INEC, under the…
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Opinion

On Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election, By ‘Tope Oriola

Reports from multiple media outlets indicate that President Goodluck Jonathan has called General Muhammadu Buhari to offer his congratulations. This is an important symbolic gesture — one of the heart beats of the democratic process. It speaks volumes about the person of the President. I indicated in a February 19,…
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Guest Columns

This Victory belongs to Nigeria, By Chris Ngwodo

Last weekend, Nigerian voters gathered in the valley of electoral decision and made their choice, sending seismic shockwaves coursing through the world’s sixth largest democracy. In the process, prideful party barons were humbled, certain myths were nullified and a ruling party whose leadership once arrogantly predicted its inevitable sixty-year hegemony…
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Opinion

The Immediate Task Before President Muhammadu Buhari, By Idris Akinbajo

When you are sworn in as Nigeria's president on May 29, 2015, you will be saddled with leading a divided, disjointed, unsafe, economically weak, and virtually impoverished country. The task before you is arguably tougher than what Barack Obama had to face in his first election as America's President after…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Election: Who is Winning the Twitter War? By Tobi Oluwatola

One of the arenas in which Nigeria’s election is being contested is on social media. Thanks to the increasing penetration of smartphones, traditional barriers of access to broadband Internet have been lifted and an enthusiastic population is eager to have its views heard on social media regarding issues as diverse…
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