Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Re: 2015 elections: The devil’s alternative

BY ABIMBOLA OJENIKE Sunny Ikhioya’s piece titled '2015 Election: The devil’s alternative' and published in the Vanguard of Tuesday, February 3, 2015 revisits the somewhat stale story line that puts religion and ethnicity as front burner issues in the choice of the president of Nigeria on March 28, 2015. Many discerning minds may have completely dismissed Sunny’s divisive sentiments as unworthy [...]

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Do not die in their war

BY DELE FAROTIMI Quote: I implore Nigerians, please, do not die in their war. Resist all invitations to violence… The PDP is the APC, and the APC is the PDP… They are one and the same. Do not die in their war.I had resolved to watch the coming elections with some sense of detachment for a season. There was nothing to be excited about. I was [...]

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    The Bishop Oyedepo I know

The Bishop Oyedepo I know

By Joshua Ocheja When the news of Bishop David Oyedepo cursing those that oppose President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election broke out, I wasn't surprised with the manner it went viral on the social media space. In a jiffy, there were countless retweets, BBM broadcasts were ripping through phones. Facebook was abuzz with echoes of Armageddon. Even WhatsApp wasn’t left out of this frenzy. As usual, public [...]

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Why Nollywood can’t lose Goodluck

BY CHARLES NOVIA Let us admit it – we have never seen any president so besotted with entertainment like Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, especially the movie-making sector. And this is not a satire.Yes, his detractors may point at "weakness" for entertainment as a signpost of an unserious mind frittering the commonwealth on 'joli-joli' matters! Even the opposition may grumble loudly that [...]

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Rule of law: The choice between Buhari and Jonathan

BY ABIMBOLA OJENIKE President Jonathan stirred a debate on what is deservedly a defining issue of the forthcoming election when he said that a “nation without rule of law is a jungle”. This one-liner was perhaps the cleverest statement of the president’s campaign, suggesting that the president considers respect for rule of law a plus point of his government.It was also [...]

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Resisting the allure of a lie

BY YINKA ADEOSUN “If you must tell a lie, be brief; that’s why adverts are short”. The whirling nature of life today projects a radical departure from this unwritten aphorism that defines the creation of persuasive messaging. We are inundated with barefaced lies shielded in shades of hypocrisy and falsehood. From the office, to the community, on the television, on the internet, [...]

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    ‘APC’s culture of violence’

‘APC’s culture of violence’

By Femi Fani-Kayode Once again supporters of the APC, whilst chanting ''sai Buhari'' and carrying brooms, have stoned our candidate President Goodluck Jonathan whilst he was on his way to a rally in the north. It happened in Yola, Adamawa state. This is the third time that this has happened in the last few days. The first time it happened in [...]

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A vote of thanks for Jonathan’s second term agenda to free Chibok girls

 By FEMI EGBEWOLEWhen on Saturday, January 24, 2015, President Jonathan, during his presidential campaign in Maiduguri, Borno State, declared that his first priority, if elected on February 14, would be to commence total war against Boko Haram insurgents, my initial reaction was that of an audience at a comedy show, reeling from the toxic laughter of a spell-binding joke.“We have [...]

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The ugly side of Atedo Peterside

By Wilberforce Iheukwumere One would have dismissed Atedo Peterside’s  rambling rant on the backpage of Thisday of today, January 27, 2015 ("The ugly side of Jonathan and Buhari"), for what it is-a ludicrous attempt at blackmail-but for the time and context of the publication. Again, coming from one of the more prosperous AGIPs (Any Government In Power) in these parts, complete [...]

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The ‘politricks’ of Nigeria’s 2015 election

BY ADETOLA LA LUZ That the majority of Nigerians want a change in the 2015 elections in Nigeria is palpable if one gauges the outbursts of the citizenry (through the social network, in taxis, local bars and at football viewing centres) correctly.The major angst has been directed at the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, for his alleged impotence in the face of [...]

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Femi Fani-Kayode: Defending the faith or his fate?

BY KUNLE DANIELS Femi Fani-Kayode finds his writing quill and voice only under two circumstances - when he is being hounded for corruption charges, and when defending any government that harbours his corrupt deeds. The president's new ‘Man Friday’ (whose miraculous transformation from a criminal suspect to presidential campaign spokesman in one year testifies to the transformation agenda of Mr. President) [...]

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Mrs. Buhari will vote for President Jonathan

BY OBASI OBASI As a father of five daughters, whenever I think of Muhammadu Buhari, what comes to my mind is a regime that was completely insensitive to the feminine gender.First of all, Muhammadu Buhari had an all-male cabinet at the very time when the world had very good examples of the sterling nature of females in power, including the Iron Lady herself, Mrs. [...]

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What if Buhari has no certificate?

BY ABIMBOLA OJENIKE The unending monologue over whether General Muhammadu Buhari has School Certificate raises a question that is rather tendentious and faulty. The idly-conceived narrative, now spreading like wildfire, is to suggest erroneously that the Nigerian Constitution actually requires a candidate to hold or produce West African School Certificate as minimum educational qualification to contest as President.There is humour in [...]

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Why I endorse the ‘clueless’ president for 2nd term

By Uzochukwu Okafor I have been thinking seriously on why President Jonathan is constantly being derided and abused by a few but vociferous individuals. The most recent being that emanating from President Obasanjo’s latest book. But what now propelled me into contributing to this debate is the article written by Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, who I have very high regard for since our [...]

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I am Nigerian first

SAATAH NUBARI Some days back, there was a report of Boko Haram terrorists attacking the town of Baga in Borno State. The round figure of 2000 was bandied around as the number of people killed (Not officially verified or disproved) and social media went up in flames—it didn’t take long before it turned political.Some days back, there was a terrorist attack [...]

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    2015: Why I am supporting President Jonathan

2015: Why I am supporting President Jonathan

BY OHIMAI AMAIZE There is so much to write about why I am supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. It is said that the only thing permanent about life is its sheer impermanence. Given the foregoing, change is thus a constant of human existence. Nonetheless, I am not one of those who would treat the concept of change as a mere [...]

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