Guest Columns

Debating Reno Omokri and Reuben Abati, By Garba Shehu

The weekend press was, as usual, very generous with its pages dealing with the Special Adviser to the President on Media, “my friend before, before” as we say in Nigerian parlance, Dr. Reuben Abati. Reuben was joined in the attack on General Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to attend presidential political debates…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Guest Columns

Tinubu: Political Genius or Supreme Opportunist?, By Femi Akinfolarin

I don’t know Mr. Tinubu. I have never met him, but I have slowly come to admire him over the last 2 years. Now, I believe that hands down, he is the most astute politician in the country in this current political dispensation. A review of his political choices over…
See More »
Guest Columns

President Jonathan and the Doubting Thomases, By Yushau Shuaib

Doubting Thomases is the plural of a 'doubting Thomas'. It refers to an incredulous or habitually doubtful person who is sceptical and refuses to believe anything without proof. I learnt the expression is a reference to the Apostle Thomas in the Bible, who refused to believe that Jesus Christ had…
See More »
Guest Columns

Nigeria and the Parable of Burkina Faso, By Olúfemi Táíwò

Yorùbá bò, wón ní, ó mbo lókè, àwòn láa deé dè é. I refer to the rumours, whisperings, and insinuations that dominate life in a society where the state does not think it owes its citizens a duty properly to share with them information about important issues that affect the…
See More »
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…
See More »
Opinion

Nigeria 2015: How to stop political violence, By Femi Falana

In the 1990s, the results of credible elections were annulled in Nigeria, Algeria and some other African countries by dictatorial regimes. The political violence generated by such criminal annulment led to the disruption of the democratic process in the continent. In 2008, the refusal of the electoral body in Kenya…
See More »
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…
See More »
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…
See More »
Editorial

Unmaking Nigeria

Clearly, Nigeria is today facing her greatest existential threat since the end of the Civil War. Watching Abubakar Shekau’s taunting propaganda video of the latest addition to his ‘Islamic Caliphate’, Mubi, it is pertinent for any rational mind to ask the question: will there still be a Nigeria by 2015?…
See More »
12