Editorial

EDITORIAL: President Buhari Must Release Sowore Now!

On Friday, September 20, the federal government charged Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections, with treason and money-laundering. This is sequel to his arrest and detention for the past 45 days for having planned a series of protest marches against…
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Guest Columns

No More Business As Usual: Nigeria’s New-Found ‘Change’ and Lessons from the Past, By Niyi Osundare

Too Big to Fail No national election in Nigeria’s notoriously chequered history has commanded the kind of widespread and nervous international attention that characterised the March 28, 2015 presidential polls. At the continental level, I daresay that only the South African election of April 1994, the very first democratically arranged…
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Guest Columns

The Madam Patience Factor and Reasons President Jonathan Lost Re-election, By ‘Tope Oriola

Why did President Goodluck Jonathan lose the 2015 election? Several interesting “theories” abound. The loss was a wonder waiting to happen. One reason why once-upon-a-time coup plotters would make elaborate preparations to capture major media organisations as cornerstone of their strategies was to control the flow of information. The democratisation…
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Columns

A Season Of Smear Campaign Against US, By SaharaReporters

The administrators and staff of SaharaReporters woke up to a spurious lavish claim by Brigadier Olaleye Lajide of the Nigerian Army that, because our website leaked a petition accusing top military officers of corruption and incompetence, we are now supporters of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Among other nebulous claims,…
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