Guest Columns

Why I Will Fail To Vote for Mr. Jonathan Ebele Azikiwe Goodluck Tomorrow, By Femi Akinfolarin

The 2015 Nigerian presidential election holding tomorrow has two dominant themes: Change or Continuity (Transformation). On the face of it, the choice seems simple and clear. If you believe that the country is on a good course and your personal economy is vibrant, chose the incumbent. If you feel the…
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Peering into the Blackbox; Economic Management in Nigeria Post May 2015, Abimbola Agboluaje

The outcome of Nigeria’s March 28, 2015 polls has significant consequences for Africa’s largest economy. The pace and quality of economic reforms, never sterling, have become patently mediocre under President Goodluck Jonathan. Pervasive perception of the Government’s incompetence and corruption has fed widespread disaffection. With the fall in international oil…
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Guest Columns

Audits – Completing the Accountability and Transparency Cycle, By Stanley Achonu

“Audits are like an onion. You keep peeling away the different levels until you get to that level where you know what happened.” Renowned criminal justice professor Brian Payne might as well have been talking about Nigeria’s Lagos State when he penned these words. Sometime last year, Premium Times exclusively…
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The Limits of Identity Politics, By Chris Ngwodo

Our dominant intellectual and political paradigm views Nigeria’s social order through the prisms of ethnicity and religion. All realities and facts supposedly make sense only when interpreted in tribal and religious idioms. Complex socio-political and economic issues are reduced to their sectarian dimensions and transmitted to the centre of public…
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Why Nigerians Should Not Reward Failure in these Elections, By Adewale Ajadi

Watching aspects of our political drama play out, you cannot but conclude that at its heart is character. Like most African cultures, in general, and Nigerian ones, in particular, premium is placed on the content of character. It was essentially character which transformed a slave boy into King Jaja of…
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History Calls! Please Answer It! Please Vote Change, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

This Saturday, March 28 will be our encounter with destiny. It is our responsibility to get people out to vote en masse. No one with a voter’s card should stay at home. All those who can vote must be part of this historic change. A new broom sweeps clean. The…
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Protecting the People and Preserving the Franchise, a Pre-Election Briefing, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

On February 13, 2015, the National Human Rights Commission issued a report and advisory on election-related violence in Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, which found that, “The run-up to Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential election has been characterised by bellicose rhetoric, a rise in hate speech, and a worrisome footprint of election-related violence.”…
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Time for Nigeria to Be Great Once Again, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

Dear Compatriots, Time For Nigeria To Be Great Once Again I want to take this last opportunity, before we go to the polls on Saturday March 28 and April 11 respectively, to thank everyone who has supported our campaigns. I am humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to…
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