Guest Columns

Jonathan, Buhari and their Supporters, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The build up to the 2015 presidential election was akin to that of a nation preparing for war. The two main political parties threw in everything into the battle; name calling, character assassination, loads of criticism, most of which were completely unnecessary. Tension was high and it was obvious that…
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Guest Columns

What Is to Be Done: the Task for the New Nigerian President, By Patrick Wilmot

President Jonathan will perhaps be remembered by the dignified manner in which he conceded defeat, congratulated his successor, and bowed out. Instead of listening to hangers on, denouncing INEC, challenging the results, abusing President-elect Buhari, appealing to the military, or calling on his supporters to take to the streets, he…
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Guest Columns

The Teachable Lessons of the March 28 Nigerian Presidential Election, By Adewale Ajadi

Across the world in the past few hours, there has been quite unyielding focus on the result and lessons of the Nigerian Presidential elections. If you do not know that in Nigeria we have a President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.), I welcome you back to earth. While you were away…
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Democracy and Governance

Let’s Jail Their “Excellencies”, By Okey Ndibe

A piece of heartening political news came out of Nigeria last week. No, it was not the Federal Government’s proclamation last Friday that it had reached an immediate ceasefire agreement with the Islamist insurgents known as Boko Haram—a name that transliterates as “the book is forbidden.” The ceasefire, which would…
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Opinion

The endorsement of “clueless” Jonathan By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Just how clueless can President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan be if he has outwitted every other potential aspirant in the presidential candidacy politics of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)?  Or, how inexperienced, as claimed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, can he be if he has effortlessly eclipsed the opposition within…
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Democracy and Governance

The Business of Drafting Jonathan, By Okey Ndibe

There’s a new business in Nigeria. It’s the business of drafting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to present himself for reelection. A group called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has emerged as the biggest, most enterprising player. Every few days, some busybodies under the aegis of TAN descend on some city…
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Opinion

“Appointment” of New Service Chiefs is Illegal and Unconstitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

On 16th of January, 2014, a day after the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations, President Goodluck Jonathan, announced, through a terse statement issued by Dr. Ruben Abati, Special Adviser to the President ( Media & Publicity), the removal of  the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of…
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