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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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: A Symbol Of Ethics And Integrity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As we look to hire a new President to sweep off the horrendously incompetent Goodluck Jonathan, we need to consider the prescription of Warren Buffet, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway. He said, "In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.…
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Guest Columns

How we will campaign to win, By Goodluck Jonathan

Acceptance Speech by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On His Victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2014 National Convention Eagle Square, Abuja Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11thDecember  2014 PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history of our great Party; The…
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Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerian Politicians, Brinksmanship and the Consequences of Political Recklessness, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It was the late BBC commentator, Alistair Cook, who re-phrased the famous dictum thus – “Power Corrupts and Absolute Power is Absolutely Delicious”. He was referring to the illusions of grandeur people who occupy state offices have, thinking they have so much power that they can do anything they want…
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Columns

The Impending Betrayal of Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala

When Muhammadu Buhari ran for president in 2011, he made a solemn pledge to Nigerians: “This campaign is the third and last one for me. I will not offer myself again for election into the office of president.” Buhari was persuaded to break this pledge because Bola Tinubu made him…
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