Okey Ndibe

The Canards of Continuity and Change, By Okey Ndibe

In less than two weeks, Nigerians will unveil a new future for themselves. Or—to be more accurate—a new future will be unfurled for us. That future will be characterized either as “Continuity” or “Change,” depending on whether President Goodluck Jonathan gains an extension of his incumbency or is upstaged—as many…
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Columns

The Yero Factor in the Kaduna Violence, By Mohammed Sani Saleh    

Regarding the recent outbreak of violence in parts of Kaduna, we make bold to say that responsibility for the mayhem, injuries and the loss of lives and property rest squarely with Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and his PDP government. It is a well known fact that since the launch of his…
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Pius Adesanmi

The 2015 Presidential Election: Broken Bottles with Jagged Edges will Shred Your Butt, By Pius Adesanmi

No matter who wins, there will be plenty of economic and political issues to deal with. We need to focus on the future of the future and stop the distractions posed to serious reasoning and issues by the two leading candidates. (Okay sir, we hear you. Since you have no…
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Opinion

INEC and the mechanisms for secure and violence-free elections, By Adebayo Hassan

In developing countries, a major challenge of democracy which election management bodies, EMBs, have to confront is the conduct of secure and violence-free elections. The factors accounting for this include: One, the wider insecurity which may have implications for the electoral process and the tendency of the causal social forces…
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Opinion

Trillion Level Looters – A Looter Continua!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Is anyone still in doubt that Nigeria is a criminal enterprise? Former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has explained in plain English how the custodians of our money, those with whom our fiduciary responsibilities were vested became extraordinary looters and thieves. In just one of three-part series, he showed…
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Columns

Goodluck Jonathan is a Superior Presidential Material to Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was Acting Secretary-General of the OAU. At the 1985 Summit in Addis Ababa, statesmen like Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, lobbied for his election as substantive Secretary-General. However, there was a major stumbling block to Peter Onu’s candidature: his Head of State,…
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Columns

2015 Elections: Thoughts on a Choice of Two Evils, By Akin Adesokan

The legendary Chinua Achebe once said that Nigeria had a talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. By this he meant that the country was seeded with the germ of wasting great, wonderful opportunities, that there was, is, a self-defeating streak in the nation’s makeup. He might have…
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Columns

Of Digital Records, Notable Nigerians, and our Vanishing Past, By Ifeanyi Uddin  

A couple of weeks back, I penned a jeremiad — The “Mythification” of Our Memories —bemoaning how close we are to losing parts of our history. Over the years, as diverse technologies have become central to how our lives are arranged, one thing has changed, in my opinion, in the…
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