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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 […]

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 […]

Wanted! A Nigerian President, By Igboeli Arinze

Wanted! A Nigerian President, By Igboeli Arinze
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As Nigerians prepare for the 2015 general elections, the question on who they might be convinced, lured, forced or tempted to vote for the or vote against is a matter that will be decided soon. For a start the incumbent, President Goodluck Ebele jonathan ,for all the goodwill that he generated before his first term […]

2015: Change In The Offing? By Olusegun Olarewaju

2015: Change In The Offing? By Olusegun Olarewaju
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Who says a ruling party is invincible? In a free and fair election, anything can happen. Ask the highly successful democracies like the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many others. They have an enduring legacy of free and fair elections. India too is now in their midst. We are […]

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