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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Election 2015 – LGAs and the common man

Election 2015 – LGAs and the common man

By Olateru-Olagbegi Oluwasegun Reading the commentary written by Keith Richards in the national daily of 12th March 2015, ‘‘Transformation and Change – for whom?’’, definitely brought up thought provoking issues.…

Gone North-East

Gone North-East

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku ‘Hawa uuu, Hawa uuu’, the little boy said to me as I walked by the street of Bama one morning. As I walked by him, I thought…

Udom Emmanuel, another ‘Lagos boy’ for Ibom Mansion

By Jackson Udom History is set to repeat itself in Akwa Ibom State. That history is the fact that since the emergence of democratic rule in the country those who…

Afrophobia – Black Americans fearful of going to Africa? (1)

By Emeka Chiakwelu “How many African-Americans do you know actually consider Africa as a vacation spot? Not one… Even just for knowledge, just to know where they came from, just…

Buhari, Tinubu and the new national majority

Buhari, Tinubu and the new national majority

By Adekanmi Ademiluyi   With the last, dying gasp of the old order, a new society is been midwifed. The presidential election on the 28th of this month will be…

Much ado about the ubiquitous PVC

By Alex O. Akpodiete Atawa   We are less than two weeks from the first leg of the 2015 General Elections, which is the Presidential and National Assembly polls. The…

Ochendoism as a national agenda

By Godwin Adindu   Ochendoism, the government of the three RRR – rebirth, rebuilding and restitution – is a crucial template for the emerging new world order. As a political…

Lessons from the NLC election crisis

Lessons from the NLC election crisis

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Elections have become a do-or-die affair in Nigeria because of the sheer attraction and perquisites of office, rather than any sincere motive ‘to serve the…

NCC and Nigeria’s biometric database

NCC and Nigeria’s biometric database

By Tosin Akinjobi   With the implementation of the National Telecommunications Policy, Nigeria’s telecoms industry has undergone significant development in the last 15 years. The successful take-off of digital mobile…

What pdp gains through the election postponement

What pdp gains through the election postponement

By Mashood Erubami   Even though the President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan strangely denied being contacted on the postponement of the election date from February 14,28/2015 to March 28/April 11,…

Between national and personal interests

Between national and personal interests

By Ozioma Onyeme   Few days ago, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, said political parties and their candidates were overheating the polity, noting that…

Ensuring security before, during and after the elections

By Iyke Ozemena   While the electorates are jostling around up and down the country for their PVCs, the authorities are in battle over election logistics which have escalated to the point…

2015: The dangers of discontinuity

By Erahodu Oseghale   There are many reasons why the level of hostility in the APC’s electioneering campaigns eventually backfired to the advantage of the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. From…

NCC and Nigeria’s Biometric Database

By Tosin Akinjobi   With the implementation of the National Telecommunications Policy, Nigeria’s telecoms industry has undergone significant development in the last 15 years. The successful take-off of digital mobile…

Let Nigeria be

By Hon. Dr. Eddie Ifeanyichukwu Mbadiwe   The drumbeats reminiscent of those heard before the civil war are again threatening, discordant and sometimes frightening.  One sometimes cannot decipher whether we…

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