Salisu Suleiman

Can Jega be trusted?

Written by Salisu Suleiman

When then Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Professor  Attahiru Jega was nominated for Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in 2010, there was palpable excitement because of Jega’s reputation and the public’s desire to move on from the catastrophic elections of 2007.

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Lessons from the party primaries

Written by Salisu Suleiman

Except for those awaiting legal proceedings or party action, the candidates of state assemblies, House of Representatives, senate, governorship and presidential elections are now known and have kicked into full campaign modes as they try to gain the support of voters.

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Still on Buhari and the northern elite

Written by Salisu Suleiman

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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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Unregulated Preachers, Unschooled Followers

Written by Salisu Suleiman

For what it may be worth, Nigerians are very spiritual people. Nigerians of all religious inclinations wear our religions on our foreheads, pray at public functions, make a show of religiosity at all occasions and seem to be in a competition to outspend one another to demonstrate religiosity.

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