Columns

The Day the PDP Died: Long Live the PDP, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) might have died on the day it celebrated the 15th anniversary of its creation on August 31, 2013. On that day, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the governors of Niger, Babangida Aliyu; Sokoto, Aliyu Wammako; Jigawa, Sule Lamido; Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; Adamawa, Muritala…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria’s 2015 Historic Presidential Election and the Tasks Ahead

Nigeria’s 28th March, 2015, Presidential election was, perhaps, one of the most bitterly fought in the annals of the country’s electoral history. The election occurred after a controversial six-week postponement following insistence by security agencies that it should be pushed forward for them to accelerate the battle against the insurgency in…
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Guest Columns

Common Sense Revolution: The People’s Time Has Come, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

We have reached the point where we must make a point. History beckons. We must answer it well or not at all. To respond wisely is to open ourselves to a better future. Elections are set for March 28. They will determine the fate of the nation for years to…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: The Moral Stench of Confirming Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister

It is quite unfortunate that despite the overwhelming public outrage over his alleged key role in the Ekiti election rigging scandal, the Nigerian Senate has gone ahead to approve the appointment of Musiliu Obanikoro for a cabinet post. The approval followed repeated deferment and the protests of a section of…
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Columns

Resetting The Nigerian Leadership Clock, By Muhammad Buhari

When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, extolling her virtues and hoping to attract investments and tourists. But as we all know, Nigeria is now battling with many challenges, and if I refer to them, I do so only to…
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Okey Ndibe

Nigeria Has “Nakeded” Itself, By Okey Ndibe

Last week, representatives of Nigeria’s political parties and its electoral commission met in Abuja. At the end of a marathon meeting, Attahiru Jega of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that the country’s general elections would be postponed by six weeks. Trust Nigerians: reactions to the development fell along…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Elections: Halt The Senseless Violence Now!

The path to next month’s national elections in Nigeria, and the expectations for a peaceful process among even the most optimistic among us, now points to a need for intense worry: welcome to elections Nigeriana, a true season of violence, mayhem, and our legacy pattern of electoral killings and destructions.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Election Violence: What Buhari and Jonathan should do, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the last one week, a fresh wave of electoral violence was unleashed on the country by agents of politicians seeking power through destabilization. Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were shot on their way to an APC rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. On Sunday, unidentified persons…
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Guest Columns

#IssuesForBuhari: Who Will Tame Buhari’s Supporters? (3), By Victoria Ohaeri

Last week, someone forwarded to me the text of a letter the former Foreign Affairs Minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, wrote to the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) - President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) respectively, expressing fears about post-election…
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