Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Democracy Is Still Fragile, Please Handle With Care!, By Soji Apampa

The nation heaved a big sigh of relief the moment Goodluck Jonathan gracefully conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari and averted the rivers of blood that local and international punters projected would flow in the streets of most major cities across Nigeria - a doomsday vision easily dismissed by the uninitiated.…
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Guest Columns

My Governor, Dakuku Peterside!, By Femi Olufunmilade

The personality of Hon. (Dr.) Dakuku Peterside attracted my attention during the February campaigns when we had all thought Nigeria’s 2015 general elections would hold in that month. Peterside came across as a likeable, charismatic and ebullient politician on the hustings, carrying with him an air of youthfulness that would…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Rule of Law As Number One Priority For Buhari’s Presidency, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

General Muhammadu Buhari will inherit a country in a quandary. So much looting has gone on and so much high crimes and misdemeanours have been committed. Impunity ravages the land. To make his job a lot easier, the President-elect can begin to look at upholding the rule of law as…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How Jega Defeated Jonathan for Buhari in the Election, By Femi Aribisala

The innovation of the Permanent Voters Cards is designed to permanently disenfranchise the South. If this is not redressed immediately, the North will always determine the winner in Nigerian elections. If you did not see my column last week, it was because I did not want to rain on anyone’s…
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Columns

Letter to Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, By Tolu Ogunlesi

President Buhari should under no circumstances allow himself to be cast as a Fulani President, or a President of northerners or Muslims. Vice President Osinbajo should never succumb to the temptation to see himself as a Vice President for Yoruba people, or the Redeemed Christian Church of God, or for…
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Guest Columns

The Rebirth of Nigeria’s Democracy, By Moshood Isah

Like any other well-meaning Nigerian, I am overwhelmed by the outcome of the just concluded presidential election. Several issues of national interest crisscrossed my mind as I set out on this piece but first, may we dedicate the peaceful conduct of the presidential election and the rebirth of the country's…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

President Jonathan and Nigerian Democracy, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The major moment of the 2015 election is that the Nigerian people - the Nigerian voters - are re-defining the direction of democracy as the independent empowering tool of change. This re-definition puts rulers or leaders on notice that the marker of Nigerian democracy is how it impacts visibly on…
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Columns

The Day the PDP Died: Long Live the PDP, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) might have died on the day it celebrated the 15th anniversary of its creation on August 31, 2013. On that day, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the governors of Niger, Babangida Aliyu; Sokoto, Aliyu Wammako; Jigawa, Sule Lamido; Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; Adamawa, Muritala…
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