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Tinubu: A betrayal of the NADECO ideals

By Lloyd Ukwu The June 12 1993 presidential election, won by Moshood Abiola was adjudicated the freest and fairest election in Nigerian history. Lamentably, the military government of General Ibrahim…

The People’s Choice: The Story Of Goodluck

By Desmond Orjiakor and Dominic Kidzu Reflection on the existing number of books on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan might well raise doubt about the desirability of adding to them. But…

Rational Choice theory and the 2015 elections

By Oludayo Tade   The 2015 General elections present an ample opportunity for the poor majority in Nigeria to use their votes to sanction people to stay in office or…

2015 Elections: It is time to make or mar Nigeria

By Okafor C. Udoka   The dawn of the year 2015 came with its unique challenges. And pundits are still predicting that it is going to be a long and…

Aregbesola and Osun State workers

Aregbesola and Osun State workers

The observations by Tunji Omofoye in the Sunday edition of The Guardian on the 22nd of March overlooks, perhaps because of the constraint of space, certain critical issues relating to…

God is behind Jonathan in the March 28 Contest

By Desmond Ojiakor   “That which God writes on your forehead, thou wilt come to it”- Koran. Indeed, the Holy Book cannot lie. That which God has written on your…

Season of defective defections

By Lekan Sote   Tele Ikuru, Rivers State deputy governor, recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from where he had defected to APC…

NDIC makes giant strides

NDIC makes giant strides

Recently, NDIC marked its 25th years of corporate service. However, Dr Boniface Chizea, an Economist believes that the primary challenge of the corporation remains finding the capacity for prompt payment…

Is Confab report the ‘true’ change?

By Adekoya Boladale   For the past few weeks, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan has besieged the southwestern part of Nigeria in a move to solicit for votes…

Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Various people view night time from diverse angles and perspectives.  While some see the night as a period associated with danger, immorality or something sinister, others see…

Revisiting the Abuja peace accord

Revisiting the Abuja peace accord

By Edwin Uhara   At an event organized by the office of the National Security Adviser to the President and the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on…

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Against the backdrop of recent celebration of Mother’s Day, Sandra Eguagie Programme Assistant Officer on Environment for Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) wants violence against women and…

Just before you thumbprint

On March 28 2015, Nigerians will make a statement. A strong statement that they know true leaders. They will jettison dictators, shenanigans and propagandists. The ecstasy will be like that…

Ogun: The politics of PVCs

Permit me to use this medium to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to redress the current inexplicable imbalance whereby Zamfara State has recorded almost 100% PVC collection…

Reform: A summation of progress

As a staff of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), later an aide to the former Minister of Power and former Chairman of the PTFP, Prof. Bart. Nnaji, I…

Election 2015: What is the difference?

By Ayo Oyoze Baje Dear child, the world is full of foxes, cats and rats./Next time you hear a rat ranting, panting, ranting at a cat/raving, raining curses on the…

CONFAB report and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

CONFAB report and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   There have been continuous calls for more states in Nigeria. The agitators for more States argue that States creation will bring development closer to the doorsteps…

Economy moving from disaster to disaster

Economy moving from disaster to disaster

Chief Lawson A. Omokhodion, former Managing Director/CEO of Liberty Bank Plc reflects on the nation’s economy concluding that the federal ministers have many questions to answer…  The drums of the…

 Can Amosun be trusted to steer the ship of Ogun State in the next four years

 Can Amosun be trusted to steer the ship of Ogun State in the next four years

By Odion Orumen   As the clock ticks and each day passes in Ogun State, the mission to rebuild, premised on a solemn oath and passionate bond, is almost four years…

Dissuading money politics in Nigeria

Dissuading money politics in Nigeria

Elections the world over are not cheap ventures. It requires time, human capital and intellect while money is required to reach out to the electorate. For this reason, politicians focus…

Restoring the pleasure of using Nigerian roads

Restoring the pleasure of using Nigerian roads

By Peter Obi   As a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] in the early 1980s, I had tremendous pleasure driving on Nigerian roads. I did not only…

PVC and the sanctity of choice

PVC and the sanctity of choice

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Surprisingly, I got my Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, perhaps the most coveted property in the land today, effortlessly. Thanks to the efficiency of very courteous young…

Jonathan, Yar’Adua and Buhari: The lessons of life

Jonathan, Yar’Adua and Buhari: The lessons of life

Soyombo Opeyemi, a public affairs analyst, reminds President Jonathan of his past victories and urges him to accept the prospect of defeat in the presidential poll with equanimity… “Those whose…

March 28: My Predictions

March 28: My Predictions

Can one “prophesy” the outcome of the March 28 presidential election in Nigeria? Rather than “prophesy”, I want to “predict”: the former word suggests a revelation from God, which I…

INEC and Card Reader controversy

INEC and Card Reader controversy

 Nze Nwabueze Akabogu (JP), a public affairs commentator, based in Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State, reflects on the introduction of the card reader for the forthcoming general election in Nigeria, insisting that…

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