Columns

Nigeria 2019: Views of Foreign Investors Ahead of Polls, By Rafiq Raji

Charles Robertson, global chief economist and head of macro strategy at Renaissance Capital, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, and what investors have been telling him. “They are relaxed about the election,” says Robertson. His feedback is corroborated by Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president at Teneo, a global risk consultancy.…
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Columns

Obasanjo: Wages of the Old Soldier’s Rage, By Azu Ishiekwene

What motivates him: Patriotism, egotism, narcissism, exceptionalism, or just what? In his current article entitled, “Akande: The last of Awo’s cavalrymen,” one of Nigeria’s clearest-thinking columnists, Louis Odion, describes Obasanjo as “an eternal narcissist”, one who “rarely acknowledges good in any human being other than himself.” At this rate, President…
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Opinion

2019 Presidential Poll: The Need For A Clean Break From Parochialism and Nepotism, By Fidelis Nwagwu

...it is evident that there cannot be a more parochial and nepotistic president as Buhari. Buhari deserves to be voted out in 2019 to put a halt to his brutal haughtiness of appointing his relations in government positions without shame or being bothered by either the collective concerns of Nigerians…
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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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