Guest Columns

My Governor, Dakuku Peterside!, By Femi Olufunmilade

The personality of Hon. (Dr.) Dakuku Peterside attracted my attention during the February campaigns when we had all thought Nigeria’s 2015 general elections would hold in that month. Peterside came across as a likeable, charismatic and ebullient politician on the hustings, carrying with him an air of youthfulness that would…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How Jega Defeated Jonathan for Buhari in the Election, By Femi Aribisala

The innovation of the Permanent Voters Cards is designed to permanently disenfranchise the South. If this is not redressed immediately, the North will always determine the winner in Nigerian elections. If you did not see my column last week, it was because I did not want to rain on anyone’s…
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Jonathan, Buhari and their Supporters, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The build up to the 2015 presidential election was akin to that of a nation preparing for war. The two main political parties threw in everything into the battle; name calling, character assassination, loads of criticism, most of which were completely unnecessary. Tension was high and it was obvious that…
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What Is to Be Done: the Task for the New Nigerian President, By Patrick Wilmot

President Jonathan will perhaps be remembered by the dignified manner in which he conceded defeat, congratulated his successor, and bowed out. Instead of listening to hangers on, denouncing INEC, challenging the results, abusing President-elect Buhari, appealing to the military, or calling on his supporters to take to the streets, he…
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The Madam Patience Factor and Reasons President Jonathan Lost Re-election, By ‘Tope Oriola

Why did President Goodluck Jonathan lose the 2015 election? Several interesting “theories” abound. The loss was a wonder waiting to happen. One reason why once-upon-a-time coup plotters would make elaborate preparations to capture major media organisations as cornerstone of their strategies was to control the flow of information. The democratisation…
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Nigeria’s Ruling Elite Shown the Red Card, By Soji Apampa

For acting in wanton disregard of and with total contempt for Nigeria’s citizens, a red card has been issued to the ruling elite by the people proving that “The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power - (Author Unknown)”. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on…
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This Victory belongs to Nigeria, By Chris Ngwodo

Last weekend, Nigerian voters gathered in the valley of electoral decision and made their choice, sending seismic shockwaves coursing through the world’s sixth largest democracy. In the process, prideful party barons were humbled, certain myths were nullified and a ruling party whose leadership once arrogantly predicted its inevitable sixty-year hegemony…
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