Columns

A President In Search Of Identity, By Babayola M. Toungo

President Goodluck Jonathan is a coward. Or how do you honestly describe someone who came to office through democratic process and is now doing everything possible to scuttle the same process that brought him to the office? In his reckless adventure, he is not averse to bringing down the house…
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Columns

The Empty Election Promises of a Generalissimo, By Femi Aribisala

FA: Mr. General Sir, how long will it take you as president to bring back our girls? GMB: We have all this while ensured their safety, so we will bring them back unfailingly in the first week of my administration.  FA: What if the Boko Haram change their mind and refuse to give them back?  GMB: I…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Why Jonathan Will Still Lose Badly, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

All political careers end in tears, said conservative British MP, Enoch Powell, in reference to the departure of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, from Downing Street. He could have been referring to President Goodluck Jonathan, who has poured a lot of state resources into his election war chest and…
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Columns

Beyond Politics, the Economics of an Ordinary Day, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The more I dwell on the matter, the more I am persuaded of Aristotle’s error. Daily jaded by events around me, I have no doubt that I am beyond politics. Similarly, I am assured by the same concatenation of increasingly fortuitous circumstances that I am nothing if not an economic…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Letter To Nigeria’s Military High Command, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Dear Badeh, Minimah, Amosun, Dasuki, Gusau, Air Chief Marshal Badeh, the Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Minimah, the Chief of Army Staff, Air Marshall Amosun, the Chief of Air Staff, Col Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser to President Jonathan, General Aliyu Gusau, the minister of defense. I write to…
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