2015 Elections

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 […]

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 […]

My Contract With Nigeria – Buhari

My Contract With Nigeria – Buhari
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All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari yesterday put forward a covenant with Nigerians spelling his blueprint to confront corruption, insecurity and infrastructure decay. Buhari, who vowed to lead by example in all areas, pledged to declare his assets and liabilities publicly and encourage all his aides to do so. He also promised […]

2015 Election: Military Can’t Monitor Polls – Jega

2015 Election: Military Can’t Monitor Polls – Jega
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In an apparent warning to the military to stay away from the forth-coming general elections, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, yesterday, hinted that the power of the military as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), does not empower it to monitor elections. The INEC chairman spoke at a town hall […]

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