Columns

Buhari’s Victory Rekindles Hope, Redefines Ethnic Regions, By Steve Ayorinde

After the last few days of fever-pitch, vociferous campaigns and apprehension, it all ended on a good, albeit dramatic, note. Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections turned out to be Nigeria’s watershed poll ever. An opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), which emerged out of a merger of four…
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Guest Columns

Buhari: To Whom Much Is Given, By Suraj Oyewale

After four attempts, former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, will finally be getting the opportunity to lead Nigeria under a civilian dispensation as the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) declared him the winner of the 2015 presidential poll. It is indeed welcome news for many Nigerians, at least from…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Ruling Elite Shown the Red Card, By Soji Apampa

For acting in wanton disregard of and with total contempt for Nigeria’s citizens, a red card has been issued to the ruling elite by the people proving that “The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power - (Author Unknown)”. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on…
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Columns

​We’ll not take Nigerians for granted, By Muhammadu Buhari​

Ac​c​eptance Statement by General Muhammadu Buhari, President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria April 1st, 2015 I am immensely grateful to God for this day and for this hour. I feel truly honoured and humbled that the Nigerian people have so clearly chosen me to lead them. The official announcement…
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Opinion

Nigerians Have Won!, By Nigerians United for Democracy (NUD)

In spite of the enormous challenges faced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian people exhibited exceptional understanding, patience and resilience in ensuring that the election was successfully concluded. We recognise that this victory truly belongs to the Nigerian people. In particular, we congratulate the INEC, under the…
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Opinion

On Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election, By ‘Tope Oriola

Reports from multiple media outlets indicate that President Goodluck Jonathan has called General Muhammadu Buhari to offer his congratulations. This is an important symbolic gesture — one of the heart beats of the democratic process. It speaks volumes about the person of the President. I indicated in a February 19,…
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Guest Columns

This Victory belongs to Nigeria, By Chris Ngwodo

Last weekend, Nigerian voters gathered in the valley of electoral decision and made their choice, sending seismic shockwaves coursing through the world’s sixth largest democracy. In the process, prideful party barons were humbled, certain myths were nullified and a ruling party whose leadership once arrogantly predicted its inevitable sixty-year hegemony…
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Opinion

The Immediate Task Before President Muhammadu Buhari, By Idris Akinbajo

When you are sworn in as Nigeria's president on May 29, 2015, you will be saddled with leading a divided, disjointed, unsafe, economically weak, and virtually impoverished country. The task before you is arguably tougher than what Barack Obama had to face in his first election as America's President after…
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Bámidélé Upfront

A Note To The Diaspora Nigerian, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

You are diverse, multifaceted with spread across socioeconomic strata. Your demography spans every continent, you are highly educated more than any other group immigrant group abroad. Many of you left because of the lack of economic opportunity, to seek academic and professional fulfilment, and for fear of increasing insecurity at…
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