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In Memory Of The #ChibokGirls: Who Will #BringBackOurGirls? By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

One of the saddening part of the incident was; the president did not believe that the girls were abducted for almost 18 days after their abduction was made. Since the president got the information within 24 hours of the act, if he had reacted almost immediately, those girls would have been rescued before they got to their destination. Rather for the president to spring into actions... read more

Buhari’s Victory Rekindles Hope, Redefines Ethnic Regions, By Steve Ayorinde

After the last few days of fever-pitch, vociferous campaigns and apprehension, it all ended on a good, albeit dramatic, note.
Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections turned out to be Nigeria’s watershed poll ever. An opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), which emerged out of a merger of four parties just over a year ago, defeated the ruling Peoples... read more

The Immediate Task Before President Muhammadu Buhari, By Idris Akinbajo

When you are sworn in as Nigeria’s president on May 29, 2015, you will be saddled with leading a divided, disjointed, unsafe, economically weak, and virtually impoverished country. The task before you is arguably tougher than what Barack Obama had to face in his first election as America’s President after the disastrous years of the George Bush presidency. With Nigerians divided along ethnic... read more

Time for Nigeria to Be Great Once Again, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

Dear Compatriots,

 

Time For Nigeria To Be Great Once Again

 

I want to take this last opportunity, before we go to the polls on Saturday March 28 and April 11 respectively, to thank everyone who has supported our campaigns. I am humbled and grateful to have had the opportunity to meet so many of my fellow Nigerians who have helped to carry the message of change... read more

Reading the Card Reader Issue, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Desperation surges within the presidency and PDP camp. Postponing the election to March 28, this group thought they had bought added time to alter the electoral equation in their favour. They were frightened that February 14 would have been their demise. Four weeks out of the six-week delay, they have not found the elixir they craved. The date change has not changed the electoral dynamic in... read more

Effect of removing Jega, By Cheta Nwanze

Now, don’t sweat it, there is a very real plot to have INEC boss, Attahiru Jega removed from office. Over the next ten days, the rhetoric will be ratcheted up even higher that we have seen in the last few days. Simple and short, the Nigerian polity will be heated to almost boiling point.

Let’s look at the other side of the equation, how it affects the economy, and thus, all of us.

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Ibadan To Accra By Road By Abiodun Ladepo

But the worst section of my trip was…you guessed it (!), the Ibadan – Lagos Expressway.

 

My Facebook readers know I am not one of those propagating the false impression that Accra, or Ghana as a whole, is Africa’s new Eldorado – a place to which you could relocate and live a life devoid of confusion, crime and noise you find in Nigeria.  I waste no time in... read more

How, When And Why Did Jega Become PDP's Mortal Enemy? By Peter Claver Oparah

Like joke, like joke, as the Nigerian lingo goes, Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of INEC has become enemy number one to the withering cabal in PDP and all those that invested in the continuation of the malfunctioning Goodluck Jonathan presidency and his endangered party, the PDP.

 

 

Like joke, like joke, as the Nigerian lingo goes, Prof. Attahiru Jega... read more

Mother By Joy Inya Akut

You see I don’t blame her entirely. I blame her husbands. They changed her. Sometimes she had good ones, most times not. There was Daddy Balewa, Daddy Zik, Daddy Shagari. Daddy Shonekan, Daddy Ironsi, Daddy Umaru and Daddy Gowon. There was Daddy Olusegun…(who I had to call daddy twice because she remarried him after the first divorce). We had Daddy Ibro, Daddy Sani, Daddy Buhari, Daddy... read more

The Silver Lining In The Cloud Of Postponement By Wole Soyinka

Once in a while however, we encounter exposure of an exceptional dimension that appears to strike at the very root of Democracy, questions the validity of an entire electoral system and even erodes confidence in the integrity of the state. Such an event need not be regarded as a repudiation of the formal mechanics put in place by an electioneering agency such as INEC, but nonetheless... read more

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