Fani-Kayode’s Victory Dance

Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister and former media director of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation, praised and thanked and also feted friends and well-wishers to celebrate his acquittal by a federal high court over alleged money laundering charges against him after more …

APC’s House of Discord

The elections of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as president of the Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives, is threatening to tear the ruling All Progressives Congress apart, even as Nigerians wait for positive change promised by the party …

Buhari’s Total War on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously working on his plan to totally eliminate Boko Haram insurgents by relocating the military command centre to Maiduguri and rallying international support for the war against the group …

Looming Crisis over Unpaid Salaries

As the new central government comes in on May 29, one of the crisis that is likely to get its attention is unpaid salaries and pensions which has been causing agitations in many states of the federation …

Landmines Before Buhari

As the handover date of May 29, speedily approaches for General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, to take over the reign of government from President Gooluck Jonathan, there are appear to be some landmines which the incoming administration needs to avoid in order to …

Fayose Fights for Survival

Ekiti State is again the focus of attention as Governor Ayodele Fayose fights for his political survival even as the All Progressives Congress lawmakers appear bent to remove him from office ahead of May 29, when his Peoples Democratic Party takes control of the state Assembly …

Will the Chibok Girls Ever Come Home?

On Tuesday, April 14, the whole world remembers the plight of Chibok schoolgirls who have been in captivity of Boko Haram for one year with a message for the General Muhammadu Buhari incoming administration that the girls must not only be rescued but that security should also be improved all over …

Is Fayose’s Days in Office Numbered?

Nemesis appears to be catching up with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as 19 legislators of the state House of Assembly, whom he hounded out of the state in November last year are now up in arms to remove him from office. Can they accomplish his impeachment before their tenure expires? …

At Last, Buhari Wins

After three failed attempts, Nigerians have elected General Muhammadu Buhari to shepherd the affairs of the country for the next four years thereby ending President Goodluck Jonathan’s ambition for a second term …

Presidential Race: Who Wins?

Nigerians will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years as they cast their ballots in a hotly contested presidential election between President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, the two leading candidates …

Worries over Hate Campaigns

As the general elections draw near, there are concerns about the effect of hate speeches being made by some politicians canvassing for votes …

INEC Extends PVC Collection by Two Weeks

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday, March 8, extended the collection period of the permanent voter cards to March 22, to allow eligible voters to collect participate in the general elections …

PDP, APC in Battle of Wits

Members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and those of the opposition All Progressives Congress are doing everything possible to discredit each other in their desperate political manoeuvring to win the general elections …

Obasanjo: Taming the Rabble-rouser

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is no doubt a torn in the flesh of succeeding governments in Nigeria, but his recent attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan cost him membership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party; but for how long can he remain quiet? …

Many Troubles of Jega

Attahiru Jega, professor of Political Science and chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, was given a big thump up when he conducted the 2011 general elections which were globally regarded as free and fair; but for the INEC boss to perform a similar feat appears to running into problems as …

Jonathan’s Soothing Balm

President Goodluck Jonathan has doused the tension resulting from the shift of general elections to March 28 and April 11 during his presidential media chat on Wednesday, February 11, by re-assuring Nigerians that the hand-over date of May 29 is sacrosanct irrespective of who wins the presidential …

Conspiracy against 2015 Elections

There is some sort of conspiracy in high places to scuttle the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28, as tempers are rising over the inability of millions of potential voters to get their permanent voter cards. Will the conspirators succeed? …

APC Shuns Presidential Debate

Barely three days to the start of presidential debate, organised by the Nigerian Election Debate Group, the All Progressives Congress backs out from the exercise claiming that it would be treated unfairly by the federal government media and sympathisers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the team …

Heating the Polity Ahead of Presidential Election

Supporters and candidates of the leading Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress appear bent on destroying the credibility of each other before the presidential polls that both of them are struggling to win at all costs …

Odds Against Jonathan, Buhari

Supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and General Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, are leaving nothing to chance as mudslinging and name-calling characterise their campaigns to win February 14 presidential election despite …

Anxiety Over February Elections

Nigerians are worried about the inability of many registered voters to get their permanent voters card and will want the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the elections so that millions of Nigerians are not disenfranchised in the February elections …

Jonathan’s Visit to Boko Haram’s Hotbed

President Goodluck Jonathan unscheduled visit to Maiduguri, Borno State, the hotbed of Boko Haram insurgency as part of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations is mired in controversy over what his real motive is …

Jonathan, Buhari Flag-Off Campaign

President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and General Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Party, APC, start their campaign in Lagos and Port Harcourt, respectively, to get votes at the coming …

Mass Failure in WASSCE

The results of the West African Senior School Certificate released on Thursday, December 18, has shown that 70.63 percent of the 246,853 failed the examination …

A Nation in Bondage

– The 10th annual Gani Fawehinmi lecture provides a forum for lawyers, human rights activists and other religious leaders to air […]