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The case for none of the above

As polling day 14 February approaches, it appears to me that support for either President Goodluck Jonathan or his main rival Muhammadu Buhari is more driven by antagonism towards either candidate than their individual merits. From my discussions with practically everyone I know in the pro-Buhari camp, for them it is time for “change”.  They don’t care whether it is …

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Mama P or Aisha Buhari: Who would you prefer by your side in a battle?

APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s wife looks homely, sweet, tender and pleasing to the eye.  If you were shooting a Nollywood or Kannywood movie and needed a Fulani mother, you would have nailed it if you found someone that looked like Aisha. Like something valuable and precious, with a “handle with care” sticker, she would seem out of place in …

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Top 6 tips on “winning” (s)elections in Nigeria

This is a guide for the many Nigerians in the Diaspora contemplating going home to either “contribute their quota to the our nation’s development” or “get their own share of the national moi-moi” or even join in “enjoying democrazy dividends”, by joining the long list of well-remunerated (s)elected officials. A London-based lawyer once returned in the early 2000s to run …

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