Columns

The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The biggest controversy over the past couple of weeks has been the appointment of Commissioner Amina Zakari to chair the internal INEC committee in charge of the collation centre. The appointment immediately led to wild allegations that she was put there to rig the presidential election in favour of President…
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Columns

The 2019 Presidential Election: Predicting the Outcome, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Buhari has a difficult but feasible chance of winning the 2019 elections. It would however require that he is able to quickly mends fences with supporters he has hurt or ignored and is able to mobilise against apathy. Atiku Abubakar also has a difficult but feasible chance of winning…
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Any Day, Any Time, Atiku Will Make A Far Better President Than Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

One of the biggest mistakes this country ever made was to allow APC to come into power in Nigeria. It must be sent packing in 2019. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dodged a bullet; a bomb even with the conduct of its presidential primaries a few days ago. This was…
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Opinion

Yemi Osinbajo: the Right Kind of Change For 2019, By Emmanuel Nwachukwu

Professor Osinbajo epitomises the change Nigeria needs at this juncture of our history - the change he is unable to deliver by virtue of his current position. Watching the vice president in a canoe reaching out to people ravaged by recent floods was a classic example in ‘servant leadership’. Watching…
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Columns

2019: A Brief Manual of Nigerian Politics, By Reuben Abati

I have given this broad portrait to paint a picture of where Nigerian politics is, and to all aspiring office seekers, including the experienced ones, I offer the following simple instructions, cynically, but we must together respect what the facts The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Re-election Bid and the Political Storm Ahead, By Yohanna Bwala

It is quite amusing how the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) engages in self-deception, with claims of ‘not losing sleep’ over the political implications of losing influential members to a major opposition party. The increased level of consultations within the APC party hierarchy alone is an indication of…
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Opinion

How Not To Redistribute the Illicitly Acquired Funds of the Abacha Family, By ‘Kunle Uthman

It is, therefore, reasonable to conclude that it is impracticable to implement the terms of the MoU, that the government officials and parties know this as a fact and the involved local Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or even the World Bank are ill equipped to appropriately monitor this Targeted Cash…
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