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…
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Guest Columns

The Real Buhari: Between Passion and Sense, By Damola Awoyokun

On Thursday February 26, 2015, above the entrance, the blue Chatham House flag swayed calmly from side to side as the gentle morning wind cruised around this posh area of London. Buckingham Palace was one kilometre to the west, Downing Street another kilometre to the east, and all around were…
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Columns

Nigeria Decides: In these final weeks, By Tolu Ogunlesi

At a press conference last week, the Young Democratic Party (YDP), Nigeria’s newest political party – its emergence as a party based on a recent surprise ruling by an Abuja High Court – asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately reprint the ballot papers for the March 28…
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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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