Tag: Politics

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October 22, 2012

TICKER: 5 things to watch out for in today’s Obama-Romney debate

The greatest show on earth meets for one last time tonight in the Sunshine State. President Barack Obama and Mitt ...

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October 7, 2012

Opinion: Ambitious youth on a sinking ship

by Victor Olojo Political parties are the main mechanism for the organization of government and the key channels for maintaining ...

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September 17, 2012

Opinion: Politicus – Tinubu and the parable of Haman

by Demola Rewaju When analysts say that all the AD governors were deceived by Chief Obasanjo in 2003, they forget ...

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September 17, 2012

Opinion: The political illiterate

by Adefenwa Adeniyi Adeshina “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being ...

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September 17, 2012

Opinion: 8 reasons to vote for Jonathan again in 2015

by Jude Egbas Alright, I am done with being a Government critic—that line of work is not altogether lucrative any ...

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September 14, 2012

Nasir El-Rufai: Electoral Reforms (1) – To be or not to be!

The flaws in the electoral system are known to almost every politically conscious Nigerian. Massive bribing and rigging, thuggery, insecurity ...

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September 13, 2012

Opinion: We won’t apologise for hope

by Thrity Umrigar Obama’s historic 2008 campaign, and specifically, its confident, affirming chant of “Yes We Can,” not only transformed and ...

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September 13, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: The devil’s alternative (YNaija FrontPage)

It is hilarious that while the political parties in the United States are preparing for public debates to lure swing ...

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September 11, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Change served from these young streets (YNaija Frontpage)

It’s the dream team, meet the Supreme team And all our eyes green, it only mean one thing You ain’t ...

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September 10, 2012

Simon Kolawole: Olympic gold for corruption?

We seem to think that people suddenly become corrupt when they join government. No. We are groomed for corruption. Exactly ...

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September 9, 2012

Opinion: Do black people think that the Obama presidency is a reality TV show?

by Dr Boyce Watkins While we sit back and fantasize, people are dying.  While we comment on how fabulous Michelle ...

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September 8, 2012

Dele Momodu: A word for the Nigerian opposition

If Nigeria must witness any drastic and meaningful progress, members of the opposition must learn to do things differently. Fellow ...

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September 6, 2012

Opinion: Michelle Obama’s Eleanor and Oprah moment

by Adam Hanft Mrs. Obama’s speech deftly wove together the leadership role of the first lady as created by Mrs. ...

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September 4, 2012

Charles Soludo: Reconstructing Nigeria for prosperity (1)

The point of emphasis is that Igbos have the greatest need to keep Nigeria or even Africa as one united ...

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September 2, 2012

Dele Momodu: A president under fire

But early into the Jonathan presidency, the signs were ominous. It was obvious the President was not prepared to rock ...

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August 26, 2012

Photo of the Day: Sen. Bola Tinubu takes a bow

by Isi Esene See photo of the de-facto leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) bow to the founder ...

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August 23, 2012

Elnathan John: How to succeed as an opposition politician

Our politicians in the ruling party have failed us. And God will address their matter. But before that divine judgment ...

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August 22, 2012

Opinion: In defence of PDP

by Akin Osuntokun It is not fashionable to hold brief for the Peoples Democratic People (PDP). It is a vocation ...

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August 21, 2012

Opinion: Nigeria is negotiable

by Chido Onumah Two retired generals and former heads of state stirred up a hornet’s nest recently when they proffered ...

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August 21, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Training our public officials (YNaija Frontpage)

            “Maybe you can be my intern, and in turn I’ll show you how to ...

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August 19, 2012

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Whoring politicians (YNaija FrontPage)

In our dear Nigeria, there is not much of a difference with regards to politicians and their disappointments. “In Mexico, ...

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August 18, 2012

Dele Momodu: My dream team for Nigeria II

“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and the ...

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August 13, 2012

Opinion: White House 2012 – The politics of class

by Osita Egbubine US presidential campaigns are always roller coasters. One moment, Candidate A is leading, then a seed falls ...

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August 13, 2012

Dele Momodu: My dream team for Nigeria

What Nigeria needs today is a government of the brightest Nigerians regardless of political affiliations. Fellow Nigerians, I’m not about ...

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August 12, 2012

“The very corrupt women should not discourage us” – Nigeria’s first female minster says it’s time for a female president

by Adeniyi Abdul Is Nigeria ready for a female president? Ambassador Ebun Oyagbola, who happens to be Nigeria’s first female ...

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August 10, 2012

“We hereby put Nigerians on notice…” – PDP is tired of being blamed for everyone’s problems

by Adeniyi Abdul The People’s Democratic Party is no stranger to criticism but what’s new is the party has now ...

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August 3, 2012

Opinion: Of Tunde Bakare and TB Joshua: The curious case of the two avengers

by Eromo Egbejule Truth be told, the average Nigerian generally accords clerics maximum respect and superhuman status, sometimes elevating them ...

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July 31, 2012

The future is here: America’s Democratic party to officially support gay marriage

by Adeniyi Abdul The Associated Press reports that the US Democratic Party is gearing up to include support for gay ...

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July 28, 2012

“I did not expect it” – Bayelsa Speaker breaks silence on impeachment

by Adeniyi Abdul Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson has spoken out about his impeachment, revealing ...

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July 27, 2012

Post-election: Edo cults clash, claim six lives

by Isi Esene There seems to be a post-election crisis brewing in Edo State as rival cult groups are attacking ...

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