Guest Columns

IGP Suleiman Abba and the Tradition of Unconstitutionality, By Nelson Ekujumi

A distinguishing feature of democracy which differentiates it from other systems of government is its strict emphasis on the observance of due process and the rule of law in the conduct of affairs, both in private and public life, for a peaceful and orderly society. Adherence to this principle is…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Why Nigerians Should Vote Buhari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's future truly hangs in the balance and the outcome depends entire on the presidential election. Nigeria is adrift, having been battered non-stop for six years under the failed leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan. With him at the helm, our armed forces lost the ability to protect its citizens and…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Aribisala on Tuesday

101 Cogent Reasons Why Jonathan Must be Re-elected, By Femi Aribisala

No government in Nigeria has been as successful in tackling corruption structurally as that of Goodluck Jonathan. Where two or three Nigerians are gathered, you can be sure we are busy running down our country. Nigerians like to bad-mouth Nigeria. This has played well into the narrative of the APC,…
See More »

On the Verge of a New Dispensation, By Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Nigeria is at the verge of a new political dispensation. Indeed, the times are proving to be interesting and particularly instructive. For one, never in the history of this nation have the citizens been so interested in the electoral process. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as well as the…
See More »
Guest Columns

ICC, Africa and the Challenge of Bias, By Victoria Ohaeri

There is already an overflow of analytical literature evincing very strong concern about International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) excessive focus on Africa. The recent comments attributed to ICC Prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda provide a fresh prism for examining ICC’s widely-perceived anti-Africa disposition. In a recent statement, Ms. Bensouda warned Nigerian politicians…
See More »
Guest Columns

Princes versus the Liberals and the Fate of the Negotiated Peace, By Martin Kimani

There are two competing visions of how to promote peace and justice in situations of violent political conflict. One vision reifies the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the ethical and political successor to the Nuremberg trials, the famed series of Allied tribunals that prosecuted leading Nazis in the aftermath of…
See More »
Guest Columns

Beyond 2015 General Elections: Delivering Election Promises, By Femi Falana

Introduction The topic of our discourse is anchored on three related assumptions. First, that the rescheduled elections will not be further shifted for security reasons. Second, that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be allowed to conduct the general election without interference. Third, that the successful conclusion of the…
See More »