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Guest Columns

Debating Reno Omokri and Reuben Abati, By Garba Shehu

The weekend press was, as usual, very generous with its pages dealing with the Special Adviser to the President on Media, “my friend before, before” as we say in Nigerian parlance, Dr. Reuben Abati. Reuben was joined in the attack on General Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to attend presidential political debates…
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The Real Buhari: Between Passion and Sense, By Damola Awoyokun

On Thursday February 26, 2015, above the entrance, the blue Chatham House flag swayed calmly from side to side as the gentle morning wind cruised around this posh area of London. Buckingham Palace was one kilometre to the west, Downing Street another kilometre to the east, and all around were…
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Nigeria Decides: In these final weeks, By Tolu Ogunlesi

At a press conference last week, the Young Democratic Party (YDP), Nigeria’s newest political party – its emergence as a party based on a recent surprise ruling by an Abuja High Court – asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately reprint the ballot papers for the March 28…
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Tinubu: Political Genius or Supreme Opportunist?, By Femi Akinfolarin

I don’t know Mr. Tinubu. I have never met him, but I have slowly come to admire him over the last 2 years. Now, I believe that hands down, he is the most astute politician in the country in this current political dispensation. A review of his political choices over…
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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo: The President We Deserve, By Victoria Ohaeri

I saw Professor Yemi Osinbajo for the first time in 2004 when I was a legal intern attached to Justice Joseph Olubunmi Oyewole’s court at Ikeja High Court in Lagos State. He was then the Attorney General of Lagos State, and the lead counsel in the celebrated murder case involving…
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Scuttling the Elections: Plan C, D and….? By Jibrin Ibrahim   

What is clear to all serious analysts is that certain powers within the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party circles are very frightened about the likely outcome of the presidential elections. That fear has been expressed in the enormous pressure brought to bear upon INEC to postpone the elections. It has also…
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