Salisu Suleiman


Still on Buhari and the northern elite

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The next presidential elections may still be five months away, but the tempo in political activity – at least going by the frenzy created by the more than 8,000 groups ‘pleading’ with President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election – gives the impression that the polls are just around the corner.

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Social infrastructure vs. Stomach infrastructure

Written by Salisu Suleiman

Shortly after former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s reelection in 2003 and the hurricane he unleashed to unseat all but one Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors, he dispatched Mukhtari Shagari, whom he’d asked to continue his duties as Water Resources Minister (though a Federal Executive Council was yet to be named) to Ekiti State to meet with the newly elected governor, Ayo Fayose.

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2015: Why I will vote Jonathan

Written by Salisu Suleiman

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) last weekend concluded its national convention. That development – along with the fact that the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been in campaign mode all year long, despite INEC’s feeble protestations – means that the Nigerian economy and political system is in the grip of a fierce election fever, never mind that the elections proper are still nearly a year away.

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