Guest Columns

President Jonathan and the Doubting Thomases, By Yushau Shuaib

Doubting Thomases is the plural of a 'doubting Thomas'. It refers to an incredulous or habitually doubtful person who is sceptical and refuses to believe anything without proof. I learnt the expression is a reference to the Apostle Thomas in the Bible, who refused to believe that Jesus Christ had…
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Guest Columns

Military Involvement and the Right to Vote in Nigeria, By Ayodele Ameen

I have followed the ongoing debate on the involvement of the military in the electoral process in Nigeria’s 2015 polls with rapt attention, and tracked the different positions taken by commentators on the legality or otherwise of this. It becomes even more important when considered from the premise that military…
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Guest Columns

We Challenge Buhari to a Debate, By Reuben Abati

The last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of…
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The Tragedy of Nigeria’s Journalism, By Godwin Onyeacholem

For anyone who truly lays claim to the practise of journalism in Nigeria, this is the time to shield the face from a big shame. It is a season of great disappointment and embarrassment. Not to talk of immeasurable sorrow and unrelieved nausea. This period really induces vomiting. And, boy,…
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