Opinion

The Immediate Task Before President Muhammadu Buhari, By Idris Akinbajo

When you are sworn in as Nigeria's president on May 29, 2015, you will be saddled with leading a divided, disjointed, unsafe, economically weak, and virtually impoverished country. The task before you is arguably tougher than what Barack Obama had to face in his first election as America's President after…
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Guest Columns

Why Nigerians Should Not Reward Failure in these Elections, By Adewale Ajadi

Watching aspects of our political drama play out, you cannot but conclude that at its heart is character. Like most African cultures, in general, and Nigerian ones, in particular, premium is placed on the content of character. It was essentially character which transformed a slave boy into King Jaja of…
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Guest Columns

Common Sense Revolution: The People’s Time Has Come, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

We have reached the point where we must make a point. History beckons. We must answer it well or not at all. To respond wisely is to open ourselves to a better future. Elections are set for March 28. They will determine the fate of the nation for years to…
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Columns

The Long-term Consequences of the General Election, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The attack ads have been most virulent. For some, the scurrility of the many claims made by the sponsors of these opinions is simply unacceptable. Yet, set against the practice in more mature democracies, the depths reached by both sides as they try to persuade would-be voters of the perfidious…
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Guest Columns

Buhari: From Despair to Hope, By Babatunde Adeleke

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, former military Head of State and candidate of the leading opposition party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rescheduled presidential election slated for Saturday, March 28, 2015 recently unveiled his programme of action, aimed at repositioning the country and giving a new lease of…
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Guest Columns

Message to the Average Traumatised Nigerian, By Femi Akinfolarin

As the presidential election draws nearer and nearer each morning, the tension and fear is permeable. Most Nigerians already have an election surviving strategy. Those with enough money have booked seats on planes exiting Nigeria the week before the election; those who can’t afford a ticket are making plans to…
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Guest Columns

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election, By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

I need to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote…
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