Issues of the Day

Bastard Doyin Okupe and Other Jonathanian Headaches in Self-Naming, By Pius Adesanmi

What’s in a name? Nothing, says Western culture, for a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Everything, say the cultures of Africa, for every name is a messenger, running errands of family history and circumstances of birth for its bearer. That is why an African seldom jokes…
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Columns

Don’t Leave Justice Behind, By Okereke Chinwike    

Why Justice? The concept of justice is fundamental to Nigeria’s peaceful and sustainable development. It is an indispensable element essential to our human socio-political co-existence. The socio-political cum economic development of any nation is largely dependent on the laws governing such nation. Just, effective and good laws are leeways to…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Is Afraid of Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

On September 24, 2014, Atiku Abubakar of the APC declared at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja that he was running to be president of Nigeria.  The occasion was without incident.  This was followed on October 15, 2014 by Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who declared in Eagle’s Square, Abuja that…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: A Symbol Of Ethics And Integrity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As we look to hire a new President to sweep off the horrendously incompetent Goodluck Jonathan, we need to consider the prescription of Warren Buffet, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway. He said, "In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.…
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Columns

Nigeria’s foreign policy requires new approach, By Tolu Ogunlesi

This morning in Dakar, Senegal, an International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa kicks off, as a follow-up to an earlier one (December 2013) convened by the French government in Paris, which brought together African Heads of State and governments and six international organisations (United Nations, African Union, European…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

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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Columns

From Faulty Primaries to Vigorous Issue-Based Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Most of the primaries are over and as I argued last week, they exposed the depth of aversion to internal party democracy in most of our parties. The simple principle enunciated in the Electoral Act that all illegible party members wishing to contest in the primaries have a right to…
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Columns

How to Hold a Fair Election and Why We Must, By Ibrahim Gambari

Ibrahim Gambari, a veteran diplomat and scholar who retired from the United Nations in 2012, is now heading a Nigerian-based think tank 'with a difference'. The Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD), located in Abuja, focuses on the inter-connection between peacemaking, democracy and economic development. Professor Gambari earned…
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