Steve Ayorinde

Mo Ibrahim Prize and the Nigerian leadership question, By Steve Ayorinde

Again, Nigeria has missed the Mo Ibrahim Prize, which is acknowledged globally as a landmark award scheme that celebrates excellence in African leadership. No Nigerian has ever been found worthy of this honour to reward a former Executive Head of State or Government in Africa since it was instituted in…
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Columns

Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election: This Time is Different, By Deji Dunmola

It has been fascinating following the heated discourse about the forth-coming presidential elections in Nigeria. While majority of the debates have been largely based on irrelevancies and emotional outbursts, few have been very well-thought, dispassionate and objective. These few contributions have elevated the discussion above partisanship and self interest to…
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Columns

Jonathan and the Futility of his Campaign of Attacks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Up until the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, Nigerians bore the psychological hazard visited on them by the Peoples Democratic Party well. In the hours leading to Buhari's emergence at the APC convention, the groundswell of agitation for him to win was unprecedented. When Buhari emerged, his bond…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Why Nigerians Must Reject theSecond Coming of Buhari, Femi Aribisala

When Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically-elected government in a coup d”etat in 1983, Sani Abacha declared in his infamous radio broadcast: “(Our) health services are in shambles as our hospitals are reduced to mere consulting clinics without drugs, water and equipment.” However, Buhari did not address the shambolic Nigerian health…
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Columns

The Military and Our Freedoms, By Ifeanyi Uddin

A democracy may entertain questions on how the notion of popular sovereignty may be best put to play. The range of possibilities runs from direct democracies (small communities legislating by referendums), to republics (where popular rule is exercised through representatives elected in regular polls). However, that the people rule and…
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Columns

Elections and the Abuse of the Powers of Incumbency By Jibrin Ibrahim

On Wednesday, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, issued a press statement about the case instituted by his ministry seeking to stop INEC using the permanent Voter cards (PVCs) for the forthcoming elections. It was ‘Sahara Reporters’, the online publication that blew the…
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Columns

When The Yorubas Trade Their Honour By Chief Deji Fasuan

Recent developments in the political space are contradicting some presumed norms among the Yoruba. This human specie though rooted in diplomatic garb has always refused to play the underlings. Proud of its historical and cultural background, the Yoruba though suffered many reverses during the internecine wars of pre-colonial era never…
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Guest Columns

Fani-Kayode’s Flurry Of Fictions, By Suraj Oyewale

President Goodluck Jonathan left no one in doubt about the type of campaign he wanted to run when he picked well known loose cannon with no modicum of decency, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, as his campaign spokesperson. Fani-Kayode had earlier styled himself as a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC),…
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