Guest Columns

Facts About The Kaduna State Religious Preaching (Regulation) Law 2019, By Muyiwa Adekeye

Kaduna State’s new law to regulate religious preaching outlaws the use of religion for incitement and encourages respect for the rights of others and compliance with the law in the practise of faith. The new law is yet to be signed by the governor, but it is expected to help…
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Guest Columns

The Phones No Longer Ring, By Reuben Abati

As spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, my phones rang endlessly and became more than personal navigators within the social space. They defined my entire life; dusk to dawn, all year-round. The phones buzzed non-stop, my email was permanently active; my twitter account received tons of messages per second.  The worst…
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Guest Columns

We Challenge Buhari to a Debate, By Reuben Abati

The last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of…
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Columns

Jonathan’s Latest Evil And The Good of Bad, By Pius Adesanmi

Shortly before he withdrew totally from discussing and keeping abreast of Nigerian current affairs, a friend once advanced a thesis that has since haunted my consciousness and kept me awake at night. What worries me is not just the suspicion that his nightmarish proposition may damn well be right, it…
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Democracy and Governance

President Jonathan: Between Assurance and Panic, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On Saturday, President Jonathan was on a campaign tour of Maiduguri and spent three hours asking the people to vote for him. He assured the people that if elected into office for a second time, “he will conquer the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, reclaim peace in Borno and other…
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Guest Columns

Buhari and the albatross of WASC certificategate, By Kayode Ogunbunmi

I have a feeling that one day, when the dust of the elections settle, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), three times past presidential candidate and the current candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), would look back with sadness on the way his handlers have allowed the small issue of his…
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Guest Columns

Buhari, Jonathan: Mere Crumbs Presented as Meals, By Victoria Ohaeri

In 1789, the United States () Congress considered whether President Washington should issue a proclamation, possibly containing a declaration of neutrality. The aim of such proclamation was to prevent citizens from participating in the European war involving France, Great Britain, Spain and Holland. It was the same year that the…
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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

Jonathan, his “boys” and the reigning regime of “Who Will Catch Me?”, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A former governor with familial and business ties to Chad was fingered as a sponsor of terror. The next thing we saw; he became Nigeria's roving ambassador on terrorist matters, cruising around protected, under heavy State Security cordon. His state's airport is closed to air traffic. Even the current governor…
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