Opinion

INEC and the mechanisms for secure and violence-free elections, By Adebayo Hassan

In developing countries, a major challenge of democracy which election management bodies, EMBs, have to confront is the conduct of secure and violence-free elections. The factors accounting for this include: One, the wider insecurity which may have implications for the electoral process and the tendency of the causal social forces…
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Muhammadu Buhari Lied Under Oath, By Femi Aribisala

These are interesting times. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate whose only policy plank is that he will fight against corruption without wavering, is not the straight-forward man he would have Nigerians believe. Buhari lied under oath. He perjured himself claiming his school-leaving certificate is with the military. This has…
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Buhari’s Certificate: How Fani-Kayode “Forged” My Friend’s Email, By Suraj Oyewale

I was on my way to work on the morning of Monday, January 26, when my friend, Sodiq Alabi, sent me a Facebook message asking me how to contact THISDAY newspapers since I am more familiar with newspaper houses as a regular contributor to issues in national dailies. Sodiq included…
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Gani Fawehinmi and The Role of Individuals in History, By Femi Falana

Since the Russian Revolutionary, George Plekhanov, wrote 117 years ago his famous essay entitled “The Role of the Individual in History”, historians on the Left and Right have been debating what impact could an individual make in changing the course of history. Although Plekhanov strategically disagreed with other leaders of…
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Interrogating Ambode’s Human Security Agenda, By Afolabi Tunde

The forthcoming governorship election in Lagos state is surely arousing the curiosity of most Nigerians - from the political analysts and scholars of Nigerian politics to the so-called common man, for a number of reasons. It presents an opportunity to further test the political credentials and clout of Mr. Bola Tinubu,…
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Jega, Register Me As An Independent Candidate Please! By Abitunde Taiwo

Nigerians should have a choice not only to jump from poverty to starvation, but also an opportunity to choose the prospect of prosperity, full employment, free tuition, freeways, and a full health care system in a functional democracy. That is the promise of my candidacy as an independent presidential candidate…
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