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3 Feb 2015
SIR: I am surprised how these people are moved by the overwhelming crowd and supporters that welcomed Buhari/Osinbajo to all their campaign rallies everywhere. A litmus test of the imminent change looming over Nigeria. It is also a testimony that Buhari is man of the people. His detractors are a laughing stock as they are…
INEC-and-Jega
2 Feb 2015
DESPITE the frenetic nature of campaign shows and advertisement war being carried out by political parties, the debate making the round, over whether or not the election should take place as scheduled, is an ominous revelation of what the days ahead hold. It is a calculated outcome of a dangerous gambit by certain quarters of…
2 Feb 2015
THE long awaited 2015 general election has finally come. Exactly one week and five days from today, being February 14, the first leg of the elections, comprising the presidential and National Assembly polls will hold. Thereafter, the second and last leg comprising the governorship and state assembly elections will follow on February 28. Nigerians are…
2 Feb 2015
AS with practically all members of my generation, the first country outside Nigeria that I was made aware of, was Ghana. It was difficult not to take notice of Ghana, which had just become independent at a time when our own leaders were still having a destructive argument over when Nigeria would become free of…
2 Feb 2015
TOWARDS the end of last year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) raised an alarm and alleged that there were subterranean moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the presidency and its cohorts to postpone the general elections scheduled for next month. Not many Nigerians took the APC’s allegation serious, considering the level of allegations and…
2 Feb 2015
IT is good to appraise the state of peace in Oyo State, as opposed to what it was before now. The world knows that the state was a bedlam before Governor Abiola Ajimobi took over the reins of office on May 29, 2011. Violence of the most horrendous form was in place. The violence that…
2 Feb 2015
SIR: The forum was Radio Kwara’s popular programme, “The Platform”, described as “The Court of Public Opinion”, and “The People’s Parliament”. The edition in focus here is that of Wednesday, January 21, 2015. A guest was expected, but it didn’t work out, and so the phone line was thrown open. Many of the callers couldn’t…
EDITORIAL-CARTOON-3115
2 Feb 2015
EDITORIAL-CARTOON-2215
1 Feb 2015
ABUJA-PEACE-ACCORD
1 Feb 2015
THE Abuja Accord signed by the presidential candidates of the political parties commits them, their agents, and their parties to violence-free elections. Against the backdrop of campaigns that are largely characterised by  emotiveness, threats and hate speeches, personal attacks, and mere promises of great things to come, the agreement was a good step that should reduce the pervasive fears. This, unfortunately, has…
1 Feb 2015
IN traditional African societies, marabouts are diviners who seek to predict the future. Several African leaders have employed these futurologists, and it is important to apply their methods in reviewing Africa in 2015.     Starting in West Africa, elections in Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy – in February could lead to massive political instability…
1 Feb 2015
THE furore provoked by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s qualification for the imminent presidential election has assumed national and international dimension by reason of the fact, first, that the office of president is the highest in the land; secondly, that qualifications for election as President are prescribed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic Nigeria, 1999 (as…

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