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2015 Elections: Dissecting President Jonathan’s Zero Popularity in the North – Abdulrahman Abba

2015 Elections: Dissecting President Jonathan’s Zero Popularity in the North – Abdulrahman Abba

In 2011 Nigeria saw its worst election period in what is relatively a young immature democracy. Coupled with the wide spread election malpractices nationwide, violence and resentment enveloped most parts of the Northern region. Traditional leaders and their properties were destroyed, the ruling party and many of its associates in the north were not spared from the ensuing chaos, most ... Read More »

The Common Sense Debate On The Islamisation of Nigeria – Simi Fajemirokun

The Common Sense Debate On The Islamisation of Nigeria – Simi Fajemirokun

There is plenty talk of how one candidate or party will ‘Islamize’ the Federal Republic of Nigeria if it assumes power. As ridiculous as that sounds, ‘silence being the best answer for a fool’ doesn’t really work in this clime. In fact, silence translates to endorsement in some instances, so let’s actually explore the feasibility of this expensive argument. It ... Read More »

The Billion-Dollar Question? How to Islamize Nigeria – Simi Fajemirokun

The Billion-Dollar Question? How to Islamize Nigeria – Simi Fajemirokun

There is plenty talk of how one candidate or party will ‘Islamize’ the Federal Republic of Nigeria if it assumes power.  As ridiculous as that sounds, ‘silence being the best answer for a fool’ doesn’t really work in this clime. In fact, silence translates to endorsement in some instances, so let’s actually explore the feasibility of this expensive argument. For ... Read More »

Kerry meets Buhari, Tinubu and others

Kerry meets Buhari, Tinubu and others

By Wale Ajetunmobi The United States (U.S.) Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, yesterday met with the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), the main opponent of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next month general election. The meeting was held at the U.S. Consular-General’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos. Secretary Kerry, who arrived in Lagos on Sunday, met ... Read More »

U.S. opposes shifting of Nigeria’s presidential election

U.S. opposes shifting of Nigeria’s presidential election

By Wale Ajetunmobi The United States President Barack Obama has sent a strong message to Nigeria, warning politicians against resorting to violence if the outcome of the February 14 presidential election is not favourable to them. Obama said the U.S government and international community are watching political activities in Nigeria closely and would not recognise a massively flawed electoral process. ... Read More »

PMS Price Reduction and The Economy: My Takeaways – Babatunde Fashola

PMS Price Reduction and The Economy: My Takeaways – Babatunde Fashola

It is no longer news that the federal government has announced a reduction in the pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol. While I have made my position known on my Twitter handle that ‘a little over 10% reduction in cost of the final (crude oil) product (PMS) in response to an over 50% drop in the ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: The Nigerian Government has not been as Effective as it needs to be – Obama

Chibok Girls: The Nigerian Government has not been as Effective as it needs to be – Obama

President Obama addresses the insecurity challenge in Nigeria. He didn’t spare words for the Nigerian government especially with respect to the rescue of the Chibok girls. Read More »

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election – Charles Soludo

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election – Charles Soludo

I need to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote my time and energy in pursuit of other passions, especially ... Read More »

CEO of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye on CNN African Voices today

CEO of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye on CNN African Voices today

Tara Fela-Durotoye, Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s leading beauty brand, House of Tara – iconic for setting up the first make up studio and establishing Nigeria’s first make up school in 2004 – will today be profiled on CNN’s African Voices, a weekly show that highlights Africa’s most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who are shaping ... Read More »

2015 Elections: How To Make Nigeria The Winner – Oby Ezekwesili

2015 Elections: How To Make Nigeria The Winner – Oby Ezekwesili

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. – Franklin D. Roosevelt This quote by one of America’s greatest Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt elaborates the theme of this year’s annual Daily ... Read More »

Finally! Katsina College Releases General Buhari’s Exam Result | See Document

Finally! Katsina College Releases General Buhari’s Exam Result | See Document

Premium Times has obtained a copy of General Buhari’s result. Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, which Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, graduated from in 1961, has released Mr. Buhari’s secondary school certificate examination results. The results, obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday, confirm Mr. Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West ... Read More »

Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections and its Bubble Traps – Ajayi Olowo

Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections and its Bubble Traps – Ajayi Olowo

The first batch of the 2015 general elections would be held in less than a month from now. This includes the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday, 14th February, 2015. Although the major dramatis personae – the Presidential Candidates of the political parties have consented to a violence-free process at a ceremony anchored by the former Secretary-General of ... Read More »

Two British Business Men Arrested over Bribe Involving Gunboats Sold to Tompolo

Two British Business Men Arrested over Bribe Involving Gunboats Sold to Tompolo

THISDAY reports that Tompolo’s gunboat purchase has landed two Britons against the British law. Read more With the dust yet to settle over the procurement of seven gunboats by a private security firm belonging to ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemuplo, aka Tompolo, purportedly for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), it has emerged that two British businessmen have ... Read More »

Oil Price and the Cost of Our Collective Docility – Japheth J. Omojuwa

Oil Price and the Cost of Our Collective Docility – Japheth J. Omojuwa

First of all, ask yourself, what is the logic behind Nigerians buying diesel and kerosene at the same price today as they did last year when the difference between the price of a barrel of oil today and last year is over $50? For those still able to think without the cloud of confusion caused by partisanship, there is definitely ... Read More »

Full Text: President Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address

Full Text: President Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard ... Read More »