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Delta-South Politics 2015 and Why Senator James Manager Must Not Return to the Senate

Delta-South Politics 2015 and Why Senator James Manager Must Not Return to the Senate

Senator James Ebiowou Manager, an Ijaw indigene, has been representing Delta-South Senatorial District comprising 3 distinct ethnic tribes (Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko) in the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 12 years (3 tenures); and he was recently imposed again on the people by the PDP political machinery as their candidate to contest for this ... Read More »

Re: Buhari v Jonathan: Beyond The Election – Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Re: Buhari v Jonathan: Beyond The Election – Dr. Kayode Fayemi

We commend Professor Chukwuma Soludo’s for his insightful and incisive article published on January 26th in the Vanguard Newspaper, The Nation Newspaper and major online news platforms under the above title. We agree with Professor Soludo that if the political parties, including ours, must justify the overwhelming enthusiasm of Nigerians about the 2015 elections we must remain focused on the ... Read More »

Nigeria, Your Time Has Come – AINA Folahanmi

Nigeria, Your Time Has Come – AINA Folahanmi

As the world is awakened by news of terrorist atrocities and other disasters almost every day, most people around the globe have become accustomed to such sad developments. This has been further compounded by the global oil prices crisis. Nations that remain solely dependent on oil revenue have had to re-think new strategies for diversifying their economies while pursuing stringent ... Read More »

“Soludo Is No Saint, He Is As Corrupt”  – Select Tweets on Soludo’s viral article

“Soludo Is No Saint, He Is As Corrupt” – Select Tweets on Soludo’s viral article

Nigerians have been reacting to the now viral Charles Soludo article. You can read it here Buhari versus Jonathan: Beyond the Election if you missed it. The tweets below were curated by NewsWireNG and you would see many see the same article from different sides.   Read More »

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 »

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 »

#Pausibility: Functional Juxtaposition by Adebayo Coker

My good people, I hope the year is starting on a good note for you, especially with the ongoing political gimmickry that is clogging our clouds? The furor is a ploy to get you to submit to either a true leader or a loot leader, and the kind of leader that will emerge depends on the choice you make. There ... 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 »

Why We Will Be Voting on February 14 – Tolu Ogunlesi

Why We Will Be Voting on February 14 – Tolu Ogunlesi

Let’s start with those who will not be voting in next month’s presidential election. There will be those who have no interest, who are distressed that in 2014 the choice Nigeria is faced with is between an underachieving President and a septuagenarian former military dictator. Then, there are those who would like to vote but cannot, because the Independent National ... Read More »

Buhari: Why I Changed My Mind – ‘Seun Onigbinde

Buhari: Why I Changed My Mind – ‘Seun Onigbinde

In early 2011, my boss at First Bank decided to take a poll within the office on we were going to vote for. Before the voting, each camp was expected to make a short pitch on the why their candidate should win the elections. I did my part extolling the right principles of Buhari founded on integrity and how the ... Read More »

Exclusive: BUSTED! Office of the Chief Economic Adviser Posts A Picture of Northern Foreshore Estate, Lekki as one of Jonathan’s 2400 North East Housing Achievement | See pictures

I am a regular visitor to the Northern Foreshore Estate, Lekki. When I was showed this document (see below) as one of the achievements of the president in the North East, I was immediately concerned about the similarities with the Northern Foreshore Estate, in Lekki. You can compare pictures of the estate against the image in the document prepared by ... Read More »

An Open Letter to the Nigerian Voter – ‘Gbenga Sesan

An Open Letter to the Nigerian Voter – ‘Gbenga Sesan

Let me start by saying that even a faulty clock is right at least twice a day. Of course, there are things that the Jonathan administration can point to as achievements but let’s ask a few questions: is your life better, today, than it was in 2011? Dear Fellow Nigerian, Thank you for taking the time to read this, as ... Read More »

A Time to Salvage Nigerian Youths

A Time to Salvage Nigerian Youths

A future Buhari/Osinbajo Presidency shall focus critically on investment and human capital development agenda of the youth population. It is very disheartening that just in 2013, the world bank announced that an estimated 100 Million Nigerians mainly in the youth bracket, have been tied into the vicious grip of poverty. China, at about same time, following institutionalisation of stringent economic ... Read More »