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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Columns

February 14, 2015 and the Space for Ideas, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Across our political space, one gravamen is repeated to the point of monotony: how money now dominates our politics. The conversation around this takes place with varying degrees of sophistication. It includes the excited disputation by the newspaper vendors’ stand (close to the bus stop) about how much each got…
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Opinion

Adamawa 2015: Between Ribadu and Bindowo, By Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

Two candidates have finally emerged to run for the governorship of Adamawa State in the forthcoming 2015 elections. Let’s face it, the difference between Nuhu Ribadu, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bindowo Jibrilla, is same as six and half-a-dozen,…
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Article of Faith

Pastors are Planning a Major Robbery in the Churches in January, By Femi Aribisala

Jesus berated the mercenary religious leaders of biblical days. He told them: “‘It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” (Matthew 21:13). This word remains pertinent to pastors in the churches of today. They come up with…
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Guest Columns

​​Climate Change: ​Coping with the COP, By Nnimmo Bassey

The mass walkout of the 19th Conference of Parties, COP, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, at Warsaw by civil society groups and movements rekindled the hope that the Voice of the Streets would find a space in the battle to save the planet from the…
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