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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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Buhari Or Jonathan: The Time To Decide, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Major General Muhammadu Buhari has emerged as the APC flag-bearer  for the 2015 Presidential election and President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged for the PDP. The battle for the soul and future of our nation now begins. Let us consider Buhari.  On 22nd July 2014 he told The Nation Newspaper that "our country…
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Nigeria: A People, an Economy and its Prospects, By Bello Bwari

“It's easy to see, hard to foresee.”- Benjamin Frankline For years Nigerians and their leaders took it for granted that oil revenue would last forever. The fact that it was a finite resource, requiring deft management so that maximum advantage could be derived from its limited years of exploitation, was sacrificed…
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Leadership, Order and the Rule of Law, By Taiwo Odukoya

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities." (Romans 13:1) In about 380BC, the Greek philosopher Plato penned his now popular treatise called The Republic. In it, Plato argued that the ideal society was one that was subjected to the rule of the best men, idealized philosopher kings who possessed…
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Between PDP and APC in 2015: May the Better Party Loose! By Bolaji Eletta

I have a confession concerning 2015. I have been praying for a ! A good looser! I have been praying that between PDP and APC may the party that loves Nigeria the more be the party to lose the 2015 election. The political landscape towards 2015 general election is wearing…
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From Chibok With Love, By Wole Soyinka

Perhaps Humanists should pause from time to time and ask themselves a simple, straightforward, even neighbourly question: what do religionists really want?  Not what they worship  –  that is beyond rational comprehension for many but – what do they really seek?   After all, society is built on the practical, unavoidable principle of co-existence.…
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Template For A Popular Counter- Insurgency Campaign, By Uhuru Kenyatta

We are here to begin a critical conversation on the identification, articulation and pursuit of Kenya’s national security interests. There is no higher calling or responsibility that exists for us as the top public servants than to lead efforts to secure our people’s lives, property, the country’s territorial integrity, and…
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