Opinion

Electoral Justice in Kenya and Nigeria, By Femi Falana

...it is undoubtedly clear that the Supreme Court of Kenya has freed itself from the dangerous influence of Nigerian courts by jettisoning the doctrines of substantial compliance and proof of election petitions beyond reasonable doubt. In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2016, it has also embraced technology…
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Opinion

Delay May Be Dangerous: Private Letter To Kenyatta, By Azu Ishiekwene

Mr. President, I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void. Four out of six justices nullified an election in which million or 54 percent voted for you as their choice, each Justice assuming the equivalent or more of…
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Opinion

Beware of Americans, Even If They Bear Gifts, By Owei Lakemfa

Generally, I will suggest we be critical of the moves and actions of America towards Nigeria. In his book Aeneid, written between 29 and 19 BC, Virgil wrote “Beware of Greeks even when they bear gifts” I will paraphrase this by telling my fellow Nigerians and Africans: Beware of Americans,…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Battling Corruption to a Standstill, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...by the time Magu’s appointment is confirmed by the Senate, it is expected that the anti-corruption war would be more invigorated and the EFCC more emboldened in its quest to rein in the monster of corruption and the merciless parasites that have been sucking on our collective patrimony. Over the…
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Guest Columns

Africa: ‘Decisive Moment for Democracy,’ By John Kerry

Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this year to emphasize that for the United States, Nigeria…
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Opinion

As the world focuses on Nigeria, By US’ John Kerry and UK’s Philip Hammond

Nigeria’s more than 70 million voters will soon go to the polls to choose their country’s leader for the next four years. Whether the victor is incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan or opposition challenger General Muhammadu Buhari is entirely for Nigerians to decide. Around the globe, Nigeria’s friends will be united…
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