Nigeria opposition picks pastor as VP candidate

AFP | 2014-12-17
Nigeria opposition picks pastor as VP candidate

Nigeria's opposition party on Wednesday chose Yemi Osibajo, a Christian pastor and ex-Lagos state justice commissioner, as its vice presidential nominee for February 14 polls, in a move to reach across religious lines in this deeply divided country.

The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics

Ogaga Ifowodo | 2014-12-17
The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics

I had intended my post-primaries statement as the last word on my rude initiation (baptism of fire, if you like) into our country’s rough-and-ready politics. But the main aim of my statement — to congratulate my opponent on his victory and to thank

Police as arch-enemy of the people

Levi Obijiofor | 2014-12-17
Police as arch-enemy of the people

Reports of extreme police assault on a young couple who were riding home in a taxi in Lagos last week have revived debate about the fragile relationship between the Nigeria Police and the public.

AFRICOM And African Sovereignty

Dr. Gary K. Busch | 2014-12-17
AFRICOM And African Sovereignty

There is an inherent conlflict between AFRICOM and the sovereignty over African armies.

Buhari and APC Under Test

Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba | 2014-12-16
Buhari and APC Under Test

How will Mr. Muhammadu Buhari govern? How will he make important and urgent decisions? How much control would his party have over his decision making processes? Will APC survive the vice-presidential selection process?


 

A PASSIONATE LETTER TO GENERAL BUHARI

A PASSIONATE LETTER TO GENERAL BUHARI

Your Excellency, let me start by congratulating you on a keenly contested Presidential Primary of your party APC which you won resoundingly. Even if I’m not a member of your party, I’m a recent convert to Buharism, as previously explained elsewhere, and I believe every member of the oppo...