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Running the Last Mile Against the Run of Play

Even with all the events prior to the 2015 presidential election, a more studious management of the election’s ‘last mile’ would still have re-elected Jonathan.                       Nigeria’s democracy is really evolving. My egbon, Olusegun Adeniyi’s book, Against the Run of Play, is a prudent inventory […]

Change and Its Discontents

In his first year in office, President Buhari confronted the arduous task of managing change and continuity in delivering on his promises. How time flies. After one year in office, we can presume that the honeymoon is over for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. The jury may still be out on any reasonable assessment […]

Our Last Best Chance?

We need to see a remarkable change in presidential leadership to make that great leap forward. I have taken my title from a book written by King Abdullah II of Jordan. It came to mind as I bundled my thoughts on the 6-month presidency of Muhammadu Buhari, especially against the backdrop that the colour and […]

Jonathan and the margin of 3 million votes

If the 2011 elections were held today, the majority of tossed up votes will go from the president’s corner. 10.12.2014 The stage is now set for the 2015 presidential elections. President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) while the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has Maj. Gen. […]

Bigger Than Obasanjo And Ogbeh

05.01.2005 We are accustomed with spoken and written words warning past and present Nigerian leaders of the declining conditions of our nation. However, the unique thing about the letter that the Peoples Democratic Party’s Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh’s wrote to President Olusegun Obasanjo is that it came from not just a member of the ‘family’ […]