Columns

Time To End The Excuses…. For All Forms Of Violence, BY Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Gender-based violence takes many forms. It includes domestic violence, sexual abuse and harassment, rape, incest, trafficking in women, forced prostitution, trafficking in girls, child marriage and harmful practices. These forms of violence can result in physical, sexual, mental, reproductive health and other health problems. Amidst the current security challenges that…
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Columns

A “FeBuhari” Wind of Change in March! By Ogaga Ifowodo      

The full title of my last column (27 January 2015) is “How Col. Dasuki Confirmed Nigeria as the Never-ready Country (and Why the Elections Must Not Be Postponed).” It was published without the second part in parenthesis. But I had been expressing a vain hope. The moment the National Security…
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Opinion

The Rape of Our Democracy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

So much has been written about President Goodluck Jonathan's rape of our democracy since his assault on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday. From that well contrived and coordinated attack on INEC, many of us have gained knowledge and are humbled because the world does not appear as simple…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The end of Buhari`s Presidential Candidacy, By Femi Aribisala

If Nigeria is a nation of laws and of the rule of law, the presidential candidacy of Muhammadu Buhari should end this week. The reason is well-known to all. Buhari swore an oath on his INEC application that his credentials are with the military. This turned out to be an…
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Election Postponement and Grave Diggers of Democracy, By Jiti Ogunye  

On Saturday, 6th February,2014, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) eventually bowed to the pressure of "the Presidency" to postpone the February 14th and 28th 2014 General Elections for six weeks to enable the Federal Government of Nigeria concentrate on the war against terrorism in the North-East. The new dates for…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Will Goodluck Jonathan Dissolve The Nigerian People? By Adeolu Ademoyo

After the uprising of the 17th June The Secretary of the Writers Union Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back only By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier In that case for the government…
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Tolu Ogunlesi

Governors in a time of austerity, By Tolu Ogunlesi

This week I promised to focus on Nigeria’s state governments, the second most powerful nodes of political power in Nigeria’s federal system, after the hugely powerful centre. It is a testament to the clout of Nigeria’s Governors that, since 1999, only one of the five men who have held presidential…
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Columns

Scenario Building on the Postponement of the Elections, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On Saturday, I was part of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room that met with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and his 12 National Commissioners. We were informed about the receipt of a letter from the security services advising that INEC postpones the general elections on the…
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