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…
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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…
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Okey Ndibe

Give Us This Day Strong Institutions, By Okey Ndibe

It’s all but clear that Nigerians, including highly educated ones, won’t shake from their position that the 2015 elections come down to two parties, PDP and APC, and two men, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari. Despite the dubious benefit of a six-week postponement of polls, few, if any, have taken…
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Guest Columns

A season for changing our minds, By Tolu Ogunlesi

George Bernard Shaw it was who said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” An apocryphal quote attributed to the economist John Maynard Keynes echoes Shaw: “When the facts change, I change my mind.” Generally, in the build-up to elections in Nigeria,…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Is Afraid of Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

On September 24, 2014, Atiku Abubakar of the APC declared at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja that he was running to be president of Nigeria.  The occasion was without incident.  This was followed on October 15, 2014 by Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who declared in Eagle’s Square, Abuja that…
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Opinion

Adamawa 2015: Between Ribadu and Bindowo, By Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

Two candidates have finally emerged to run for the governorship of Adamawa State in the forthcoming 2015 elections. Let’s face it, the difference between Nuhu Ribadu, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bindowo Jibrilla, is same as six and half-a-dozen,…
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Pius Adesanmi

Of Kites, Chicks, and the Racists of Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

Last week, this column called for the sacking of Air France from Nigeria in order to send a strong message to the government of France - which trains French national police on flights coming from Nigeria – that making billions in Nigeria and treating Nigerians like shit in Europe is…
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