2015 Elections: Can Hate Speech Win Elections? By Muhammed Kabir Hassan

2015 Elections: Can Hate Speech Win Elections? By Muhammed Kabir Hassan
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I can vividly recall Shehu Shagari’s 1980 inauguration speech which was titled “My Vision for Nigeria.” Part of the text in that speech read as follows; “Our problems are many and varied but they are not insurmountable, if we can sink our differences and work like a team, with every one willingly contributing his quota […]

The Real Buhari: Rescuing History, By Chris Ngwodo

The Real Buhari: Rescuing History, By Chris Ngwodo
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It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Perhaps, a worse fate awaits those who willfully distort history. The current election cycle has featured a great deal of historical distortion aimed at discrediting the opposition presidential challenger, the former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari. Partisan revisionists have […]

What Is Gbemi Saraki Still Doing In PDP? By B. Bature

What Is Gbemi Saraki Still Doing In PDP? By B. Bature
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“I want to assure you that the PDP remains a united party in Kwara State under a collective leadership. Everyone is a stakeholder. No single man or woman shall be superior to the rest of us. No individual shall appropriate the collective commonwealth to satisfy personal desires and ego…” The above excerpt was from a […]

Buhari: A Hero Then, A Hero Now, By SKC Ogbonnia

Buhari: A Hero Then, A Hero Now, By SKC Ogbonnia
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Too much ink has already been spilled expressing that any democracy without a dynamic opposition is not only prone to dictatorship but also breeds corruption, as honey attracts bees. History also tells us that a culture of weak opposition amidst mass discontent has the tendency to provoke mass revolt or military takeover of government. That […]

Buhari And The Lion Of Bourdillon, By Femi Aribisala

Buhari And The Lion Of Bourdillon, By Femi Aribisala
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Why is Buhari, Mr. Anti-Corruption, now suddenly determined to shield corrupt politicians from prosecution? One month ago, the APC had whipped its supporters into frenzy in believing it was bound to win an election it really had no chance of winning. In truth, if the election had been conducted then for the chairman of the […]