Columns

The Challenge Of Change –  A Burden of Choice, By Wole Soyinka

First, let us not simplify the challenge. There are no blacks and whites. It is not a contest between saints and demons, not one between salvation and damnation. If anything, it is closer to a fork in the road where uncertainty lurks - whichever choice is made. Someone in the media…
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Guest Columns

Election Shift: When Logic is Illogical, By Egghead Odewale

Preparations for the coming General Elections have now reached fever-pitch levels, as Nigerians are only days away from the epochal dates. One would easily surmise that the interesting days were nigh when President Goodluck Jonathan threw caution to the winds at the commencement of his party’s presidential rallies in Lagos…
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Steve Ayorinde

From Dorobucci to Soludo’s hard-rock treatise, By Steve Ayorinde

If the intention of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, is to reduce the fun and entertainment that characterize the ongoing campaigns and rallies in the country, he is not succeeding. His acerbic treatise on this month’s general polls, titled Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the…
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Election Analysis: Why a Buhari Victory is Probable, By Eronmonsele Elens-Eigbokhan and Tobi Oluwatola

In elections, as in poker, there is a lot of uncertainty. But there is a reason why the same five guys make it to the World Series of Poker final table year in & year out – it’s not all about luck.  A few months ago we calculated some probabilities…
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Council of State Has No Power To Postpone Elections, By Femi Falana

The Council of State is one of the Federal executive bodies established by Section 153(1) of the Constitution. The Council is constituted by the President as the Chairman, Vice President as the Deputy Chairman, all former Presidents and all former Heads of the Government of the Federation, all former Chief…
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Before We Crucify Dasuki on February Elections, By Labaran Saleh  

Here comes a time in our nation's chequered political history when well-meaning Nigerians with brilliant ideas on contentious issues are afraid of voicing their opinion for fear of being mischievously and wickedly misconstrued. Our local media is daily awash with plethora of stories that are deliberately packaged to malign and…
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I Stand On My Statements On Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, By Charles Soludo

My attention has been drawn to statements credited to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in response to my latest article and call for a structured debate on the issues. According to the report, she no longer wants to join issues with…
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Disarming Nuhu Ribadu’s Partisan Critics, By Gimba Kakanda  

The biggest fraud we may witness in the forthcoming elections may be the foreseen exploitation of General Muhammadu Buhari’s coattail effect, already being espoused to hoodwink overexcited electorate by disadvantaged members of his party. We’ve built a dangerous political culture, with a thing as cheap as political education scarce, where…
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