FG And Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In South Africa - Mike Ozekhome

FG And Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In South Africa - Mike Ozekhome

16 September 2019
The apartheid era in South Africa saw Nigeria as one of the foremost supporters of anti-apartheid movements, including the African National Congress. It is on record that Nigeria spent well…
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Terrorism And Terrorists Everywhere - Lasisi Olagunju

Terrorism And Terrorists Everywhere - Lasisi Olagunju

16 September 2019
The New York Times had this report two days ago about Boko Haram militants “still roaming the countryside with impunity.” It actually titled that report: ‘Boko Haram is back. With…
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Aladimma: Developmental Trajectory of Igbo People - Chimaroke Nnamani

Aladimma: Developmental Trajectory of Igbo People - Chimaroke Nnamani

16 September 2019
The concept of Aladimma in the Igbo world view is not a claim of having it all and good at all times, and certainly not built on sitting in recrimination…
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Heeding the World Bank warning - Thisday Editorial

Heeding the World Bank warning - Thisday Editorial

16 September 2019
It is in the nation’s interest to listen to the international financial institution The World Bank recently painted a gory picture of Nigeria’s economy with a warning for the authorities…
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The Growing Menace of ‘Petro-Piracy’ - Thisday Editorial

The Growing Menace of ‘Petro-Piracy’ - Thisday Editorial

15 September 2019
The menace of oil theft has gone on for too long without reasonable response When last year, the EOS Risk Group warned the Nigerian authorities about “the resurgence of ‘petro-piracy’,…
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Avoiding Judgment Debt Doomsday - Simon Kolawole

Avoiding Judgment Debt Doomsday - Simon Kolawole

15 September 2019
Scary. That, in one word, captures my conclusion after reading a chapter on judgment debts in Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke’s book, Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, which…
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Emergence of Two Nigerias - Akin Osuntokun

Emergence of Two Nigerias - Akin Osuntokun

14 September 2019
The consensus opinion that has emerged is the tremendous capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari to foster and deepen political dichotomies and divisions. Political science scholars and students would find the…
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The importance of celebrity journalism in Africa today - Dele Momodu

The importance of celebrity journalism in Africa today - Dele Momodu

14 September 2019
It all started as a joke, or one of those my brainwaves. I had toyed with the idea of heading back to school for further studies. But I was quite…
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[OPINION] Well done, Allen Onyeama - Etim Etim

[OPINION] Well done, Allen Onyeama - Etim Etim

13 September 2019
I have just seen the video in which Allen Onyeama, Chairman of Airpeace Airlines, broke down in tears inside the aircraft he had despatched to bring some Nigerians back home…
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[OPINION]: Abuja-Kaduna Train as a Metaphor - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Abuja-Kaduna Train as a Metaphor - Segun Adeniyi

12 September 2019
In May 2017, my first daughter had just completed her West African School Certificate Examination and was home when I got a message that her siblings were at the National…
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[OPINION]: The  Oye-Ekiti Incident: My Story - Bisi Fayemi

[OPINION]: The Oye-Ekiti Incident: My Story - Bisi Fayemi

12 September 2019
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage…
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Nigerians in foreign prisons - Thisday Editorial

Nigerians in foreign prisons - Thisday Editorial

11 September 2019
Government must embark on enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of trafficking in hard drugs Reports that about 16,500 Nigerians are currently in prisons outside the shores of the country, most…
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For Greta Thunberg - Kayode Komolafe

For Greta Thunberg - Kayode Komolafe

11 September 2019
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old climate activist from Sweden, may not be a popular figure in this clime.This could be partly explained by the fact that the focus of her…
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[OPINION]: The Middle Class Dilemma -  Kenneth Amaeshi

[OPINION]: The Middle Class Dilemma - Kenneth Amaeshi

10 September 2019
All over the world, the middle class has one thing in common: An heightened identity consciousness. They are usually educated, upwardly mobile, urbane, and extremely sensitive to negative perceptions. As…
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[OPINION]: South Africa’s Xenophobia Has Exposed Nigeria As The Gnat Of Africa - Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

[OPINION]: South Africa’s Xenophobia Has Exposed Nigeria As The Gnat Of Africa - Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

10 September 2019
The problem with both the Nigerian and South African governments is their deep unpopularity at home. Both governments will use any means to survive. South Africa’s white minorities are staging…
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[OPINION]: Unending Oil Theft - Shaka Momodu

[OPINION]: Unending Oil Theft - Shaka Momodu

09 September 2019
The National Economic Council (NEC) last week put the amount of crude oil stolen from Nigeria in the first half of 2019 at 22 million barrels. Edo State Governor, Mr.…
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[OPINION] Attacks on Foreigners in South Africa: Xenophobia or Afro-Asiaphobia? - Jideofor Adibe

[OPINION] Attacks on Foreigners in South Africa: Xenophobia or Afro-Asiaphobia? - Jideofor Adibe

08 September 2019
The past few days have been dominated by media headlines about ‘xenophobic attacks’ on foreigners, essentially Nigerians, in South Africa. According to the police five people have died and businesses…
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[OPINION]: South Africa in this season of Total Madness - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: South Africa in this season of Total Madness - Dele Momodu

07 September 2019
Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that I was a big fan of South Africa until lately. I have travelled to South Africa countless times in the last 15 years for…
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[OPINION] A warning for the foreign minister and people of South Africa -Fémi Fani-Kayode

[OPINION] A warning for the foreign minister and people of South Africa -Fémi Fani-Kayode

07 September 2019
"I would appreciate them in helping us as well to address the belief our people have and the reality that there are many persons from Nigeria dealing in drugs in…
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[OPINION] Gani: Ten Years On, Still The Finest -  Akeem Soboyede

[OPINION] Gani: Ten Years On, Still The Finest - Akeem Soboyede

06 September 2019
Gani Fawehinmi Ten painful years after his demise from a very unexpected source (lung cancer, for a man who never smoked a day in his life) Chief Abdul-Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi…
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[OPINION] What is it about 100 days in office? - Tayo Ogunbiyi

[OPINION] What is it about 100 days in office? - Tayo Ogunbiyi

06 September 2019
Sanwo-Olu Over time, the idea of 100 days in office has been used to measure the success or failure of governments. While famous American writer and author, Kenneth T. Walsh,…
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[OPINION] The Transcorps Hilton Tax Precedent - Okey Ikechukwu

[OPINION] The Transcorps Hilton Tax Precedent - Okey Ikechukwu

04 September 2019
There is now a Pay-As-You-Stay Tax at Transcorps Hilton Hotel, Abuja Nigeria. It came into force some months back. Every vehicle that drives into the hotel premises gets an entry…
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[OPINION] Burying Another Dear Brother: Reflections on Grief and Death - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION] Burying Another Dear Brother: Reflections on Grief and Death - Tunji Olaopa

04 September 2019
Death is something we have all the facts about but we never ever come to terms with. We know, for instance, that death is inevitable, and yet when the Grim…
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[OPINION] Has South Africa cursed Nigeria? - Fredrick Nwabufo

[OPINION] Has South Africa cursed Nigeria? - Fredrick Nwabufo

04 September 2019
President Buhari and President Ramaphosa Reports say a Nigerian, who had gone to lodge a protest against the dispatch of his fellow countrymen by a ravening, xenophobic bloodhound in South…
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[OPINION]: The Orphan Called Hon. Justice Ngwuta - Comfort Obi

[OPINION]: The Orphan Called Hon. Justice Ngwuta - Comfort Obi

03 September 2019
Comfort Obi I wonder if you know him. Or even remember him, or his name. If you have forgotten him, don’t blame yourself. It is life. It comes with all…
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[OPINION] Building a youthfully useful Ogun State - Olamide Lawal

[OPINION] Building a youthfully useful Ogun State - Olamide Lawal

02 September 2019
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State. Any nation or state that would thrive must be ready to build and include the will of the youth in all of its governmental…
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[OPINION]: South Africans: Killing Nigerians, While Buhari Jokes With Ramaphosa, - ‘Fisayo Soyombo

[OPINION]: South Africans: Killing Nigerians, While Buhari Jokes With Ramaphosa, - ‘Fisayo Soyombo

02 September 2019
On Tuesday, the United States announced a hike in the cost of visa application for Nigerians. The U.S. Consulate in Nigeria didn’t mince words in explaining the move: The total…
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The Endless Tiv-Jukun Tribal War - Thisday Editorial

The Endless Tiv-Jukun Tribal War - Thisday Editorial

01 September 2019
It is in the national interest that concrete measures are taken to address this grave challenge The violent disputations between the Tiv and Jukun peoples in Taraba State have continued…
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We Are All Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

We Are All Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

01 September 2019
You may not really know how it feels to be stigmatised as a Nigerian until you travel out of the country or have dealings with foreigners. Years ago, when I…
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[OPINION] Who do ‘Magu boys’ work for? EFCC or an Emperor? - Fredrick Nwabufo

[OPINION] Who do ‘Magu boys’ work for? EFCC or an Emperor? - Fredrick Nwabufo

31 August 2019
Mr Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of EFCC A scathing detraction to professionalism in Nigeria is the customisation of public offices. Institutions are built around personalities rather than on principles and…
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[OPINION] FBI’s Nigerian Fraudsters: Penalty for violating zoning arrangements? - Jideofor Adibe

[OPINION] FBI’s Nigerian Fraudsters: Penalty for violating zoning arrangements? - Jideofor Adibe

30 August 2019
The recent news that the United States’ Department of Justice has indicted 80 individuals, 78 of whom are Nigerians, (mostly Igbo), for email scam and money laundering scheme of about…
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Randy university lecturers - Daily Trust Editorial

Randy university lecturers - Daily Trust Editorial

29 August 2019
Cases of sexual harassment of female students by lecherous teachers in tertiary institutions have reached an obnoxious proportion. Victims now cry out more regularly. In their attempt to avert this…
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Boris Johnson is clinging to his last chance for glory - Scott Lucas

Boris Johnson is clinging to his last chance for glory - Scott Lucas

29 August 2019
Wednesday's order to shut down the UK Parliamentfor five weeks from September 11 was dramatic. But it is far from surprising if you have been following closely since the day…
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Live OPINION/BORIS JOHNSON Boris Johnson is clinging to his last chance for glory - Scott Lucas

Live OPINION/BORIS JOHNSON Boris Johnson is clinging to his last chance for glory - Scott Lucas

29 August 2019
Wednesday's order to shut down the UK Parliamentfor five weeks from September 11 was dramatic. But it is far from surprising if you have been following closely since the day…
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[OPINION] The FBI ‘419’ List and Our Society - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] The FBI ‘419’ List and Our Society - Olusegun Adeniyi

29 August 2019
In 2003 or thereabouts, while still living in Lagos, I was invited to the Bournvita Award for Teachers ceremony to read the awardees citation along with Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenikwe of…
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Ndigbo: The reality of a virtual nation in the diaspora - Chimaroke Nnamani

Ndigbo: The reality of a virtual nation in the diaspora - Chimaroke Nnamani

28 August 2019
The recent spate of the killings in Igboland, the latest being in my own constituency of Enugu East senatorial district where Rev. Fr. Paul Offu and pregnant Regina Mbah were…
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[OPINION] The Igbo and Criminality at Home and Abroad - Obiajulu Aduba

[OPINION] The Igbo and Criminality at Home and Abroad - Obiajulu Aduba

26 August 2019
After reading what I am now writing, one will come to the conclusion that I am protecting criminals or even encouraging them or at least ignoring the Igbo contribution to…
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[OPINION] The Signs of the Time in Nigeria: Reflections on Fountain of Hope - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION] The Signs of the Time in Nigeria: Reflections on Fountain of Hope - Tunji Olaopa

26 August 2019
Friendship is one of those critical elements of a good life that keeps one going through all the existential challenges that life can throw our way. We often say, “a…
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[OPINION] The ‘Offensive’ on Brand Nigeria - Afeez Odunoye

[OPINION] The ‘Offensive’ on Brand Nigeria - Afeez Odunoye

25 August 2019
Nigeria is entangled in a not so fantastic reputation management situation. Mentioning Nigeria in some quarters now holds the possibility of driving shivers of threat. The repugnant state of affairs…
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An Avoidable $9.6 Billion Judgment Debt - Thisday Editorial

An Avoidable $9.6 Billion Judgment Debt - Thisday Editorial

25 August 2019
The UK-court judgment against Nigeria raises many questions begging for answers Wriggling out of the $9.6 billion judgment debt arising from the controversial agreement between Nigeria and a United Kingdom-based…
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[OPINION]: The wonders of Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: The wonders of Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

25 August 2019
In February 1998, Gen Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s military head of state, sent troops to Sierra Leone to restore democracy. Major General Johnny Paul Koroma had sacked the democratically elected president,…
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[OPINION] Why Nigeria Must Avoid Another Civil War - DELE MOMODU

[OPINION] Why Nigeria Must Avoid Another Civil War - DELE MOMODU

24 August 2019
Fellow Nigerians, I have decided to write on this topic today because of the dangerous giddiness I observe in many of our young ones today, especially on social media. I…
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The Igbo Crime Culture (2) - Fredrick Nwabufo

The Igbo Crime Culture (2) - Fredrick Nwabufo

23 August 2019
In the heat of the lynching of Igbo citizens in Asia in 2013 over alleged criminality, I wrote an essay entitled, ‘The Igbo fallacy’. In it, I appealed to the…
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[OPINION]: Ekweremadu’s attack and matters arising - Eddy Odivwri

[OPINION]: Ekweremadu’s attack and matters arising - Eddy Odivwri

23 August 2019
Last weekend, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, was attacked in Germany. His attackers are his kinsmen. He was not attacked because he committed any crime…
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[OPINION]: Criminals in uniform - Shaka Momodu

[OPINION]: Criminals in uniform - Shaka Momodu

23 August 2019
Have you watched the video of the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers of the Nigerian Army? If you haven’t, please go and watch it. Have you…
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[OPINION] The power of the office of chief of staff - Teniola

[OPINION] The power of the office of chief of staff - Teniola

23 August 2019
The office of the Chief of Staff to the President as we all know, was not created by the constitution. Today, after twenty years, the office is one of the…
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[OPINION]: NYSC DG and graduates that can’t recite alphabets - Olabisi Deji-Folutile

[OPINION]: NYSC DG and graduates that can’t recite alphabets - Olabisi Deji-Folutile

22 August 2019
A teacher’s comment on the report sheet of a pupil, which came to people’s attention via the social media last week, is a sad commentary on a nation that has…
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The assault on Ekweremadu - Thisday Editorial

The assault on Ekweremadu - Thisday Editorial

22 August 2019
The attack on the former deputy Senate President is unjustifiable Initial doubts about who was being molested in a shocking video clips on social media by some hoodlums were cleared…
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[OPINION]: A letter from the warfront - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: A letter from the warfront - Segun Adeniyi

22 August 2019
Never in the history of our country have we witnessed the current situation where not only the contents of classified documents are splashed in the media but the bromides of…
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[OPINION]: IBB at 78: The Enlightenment President - Chidi Amuta

[OPINION]: IBB at 78: The Enlightenment President - Chidi Amuta

21 August 2019
Joseph Goebels, Hitler’s commissar of propaganda, was wont to draw a pistol when anyone accused him of being an ideologue. I am not so sure how enigmatic statesman, Ibrahim Babangida,…
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[OPINION]: Political vendetta or anti-corruption war? - Zainab Suleiman Okino

[OPINION]: Political vendetta or anti-corruption war? - Zainab Suleiman Okino

21 August 2019
For the lay person, the series of events in the last few weeks are convincing evidence that the anti-corruption slogan of the current administration is taking shape. Really? Well, not…
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[BOOK REVIEW]: Who Will Save Nigeria? Where Are The Citizens? - Reuben Abati

[BOOK REVIEW]: Who Will Save Nigeria? Where Are The Citizens? - Reuben Abati

21 August 2019
Pat Utomi, political economist and Professor of Entrepreneurship is one of Nigeria’s leading public intellectuals and one of the few in that category who have refused to give up on…
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[OPINION]: Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit savior -John Keiger

[OPINION]: Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit savior -John Keiger

20 August 2019
One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The British government continues to proclaim that the UK will leave the EU on…
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[OPINION] Lessons from Nuremberg - Femi Fani-Kayode

[OPINION] Lessons from Nuremberg - Femi Fani-Kayode

20 August 2019
What happened to my friend and brother Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany at the hands of IPOB is an eye-opener and a clear signal to every political leader in…
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[OPINION]: As Ministers-designate go to school - Issa Aremu,

[OPINION]: As Ministers-designate go to school - Issa Aremu,

19 August 2019
Today, the Presidential Retreat opens in Abuja for the 43 ministers-designates of the second cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari in this democratic dispensation. Coming just on the trail of the…
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[OPINION]: PMB’s decision that changed B/Haram narrative - David Onmeje

[OPINION]: PMB’s decision that changed B/Haram narrative - David Onmeje

19 August 2019
On May 29, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as Nigeria’s democratic leader, it was clear, his first, second and third immediate priorities centered on ending…
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[OPINION]: Corruption in low places - Wole Olaoye

[OPINION]: Corruption in low places - Wole Olaoye

19 August 2019
Thrilled as we all are whenever one of the dinosaurs gobbling up our national wealth is interdicted, we tend to accept as a fact of life the many gnawing cases…
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Fighting drugs' counterfeiting - Thisday Editorial

Fighting drugs' counterfeiting - Thisday Editorial

19 August 2019
NAFDAC is ill-equipped to fight the drug war The recent unpleasant experience of the enforcement team of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Onitsha,…
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[OPINION]: Arise O Ministerial Compatriots… to the Fierce Urgency of NOW! - Barbara James

[OPINION]: Arise O Ministerial Compatriots… to the Fierce Urgency of NOW! - Barbara James

19 August 2019
In a recent CNN Presidential Primary Debate, a US Presidential candidate warned US Congress men and women that when the sun sets on their tenure, of all the good things…
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Finally, The Federal Executive Council… - Thisday Editorial

Finally, The Federal Executive Council… - Thisday Editorial

18 August 2019
This is a chance to make a huge difference in the lives of the people After three months of his inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari will this week swear in his…
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[OPINION]: That $9bn award against Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: That $9bn award against Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

18 August 2019
You are forgiven if you think an English high court just awarded a $9 billion fine against Nigeria in a case of breach of contract with Process and Industrial Developments…
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[OPINION] Ekweremadu: The stones awaiting other leaders - Fredrick Nwabufo

[OPINION] Ekweremadu: The stones awaiting other leaders - Fredrick Nwabufo

18 August 2019
Senator Ike Ekweremadu being manhandled in Germany by IPOB members There is pain. There is anger. And there is collective rage in the land. Nigerians are empty of options and…
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[OPINION]: Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes In the 2019 Elections - Chidi Odinkalu

[OPINION]: Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes In the 2019 Elections - Chidi Odinkalu

17 August 2019
Democracy may be about choices and decisions by citizens in theory. As practised in Nigeria, however, what is clear from these three seasons is that there is very little room…
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[OPINION]: Why are our leaders hiding behind one finger? - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Why are our leaders hiding behind one finger? - Dele Momodu

17 August 2019
Fellow Nigerians, permit me to borrow one of those wisecracks popularized by Chief Moshood Abiola, “no one can hide behind one finger.” He should have been here today to see…
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From the British to Buhari - Akin Osuntokun

From the British to Buhari - Akin Osuntokun

16 August 2019
I will have nothing to do with the British. They are full of prejudices and they have not learnt from history, and having nothing to teach anybody, I refused to…
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[OPINION]: In Defence of Social Protection - Kayode Komolafe

[OPINION]: In Defence of Social Protection - Kayode Komolafe

15 August 2019
In what could somewhat be regarded as a parting shot, the outgoing Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, recently made a case for greater social investments so as to…
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[OPINION]: The Hit Squad of Taraba - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: The Hit Squad of Taraba - Segun Adeniyi

15 August 2019
There is only one rational conclusion to draw after watching the shocking video of how three senior police officers of an elite anti-kidnapping squad were brutally executed last week in…
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[OPINION]: Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria’s wrong prisoner - Niyi Osundare

[OPINION]: Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria’s wrong prisoner - Niyi Osundare

15 August 2019
Omoyele Sowore: appeals detention (A Note to President Buhari) The 2015 general elections had just ended, with Nigeria’s ‘achievement’ of an unprecedented transition from one civilian government to another. The…
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Eid Mubarak! - Thisday Editorial

Eid Mubarak! - Thisday Editorial

12 August 2019
Eid al-Adha beseeches us to live a life of sacrifice and humility The festival of Eid al-Adha, better known as Eid-el-Kabir – that glorious holiday season that calls for re-dedication…
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[OPINION]: Why did he come back? - Shaka Momodu

[OPINION]: Why did he come back? - Shaka Momodu

12 August 2019
Nigerians wanted a messiah. They got one, or so they thought. His coronation was loud and boisterous. In faraway countries, people danced in joyous rhythm and celebratory backslapping. It was…
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Sowore’s Revolution - Daily Trust Editorial

Sowore’s Revolution - Daily Trust Editorial

11 August 2019
The Department of State Security arrested Mr Omoyele Sowere from his home in Lagos last weekend for alleged acts of treason and terrorism. The presidential candidate of the African Action…
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[OPINION]: More Questions than Answers - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: More Questions than Answers - Simon Kolawole

11 August 2019
here was some tragic, tragic news on Wednesday: three police officers and a civilian were gunned down by soldiers along Ibi-Jalingo road, Taraba state. When the police started tweeting about…
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[OPINION]: Sowore: I stand with DSS - Etim Etim

[OPINION]: Sowore: I stand with DSS - Etim Etim

10 August 2019
The arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore have set off another round of debates for Nigerians. Many believe that he should have been allowed to go on with his protests…
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[OPINION]: Witness to a ‘Revolution’ - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Witness to a ‘Revolution’ - Segun Adeniyi

10 August 2019
Rally after elections? That was my immediate reaction to Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu, the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) House of Representatives member from Jigawa State who had called to…
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[OPINION]: Anything But Jonathan, Right? - Okey Ikechukwu

[OPINION]: Anything But Jonathan, Right? - Okey Ikechukwu

10 August 2019
Our present national predicament reminds me of the last days of Socrates, the Greek wise man. After an ignorant mob condemned him to death, for urging the people to be…
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[OPINION]: Now that Buhari has cowed Nigerians, what next?  - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Now that Buhari has cowed Nigerians, what next? - Dele Momodu

10 August 2019
Fellow Nigerians, let me take you back to the year 1998, the 7th day of the month of July to be precise. Chief Moshood Abiola had just been pronounced dead,…
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[Opinion] Ayo Banjo as an Intellectual Exemplar - Tunji Olaopa

[Opinion] Ayo Banjo as an Intellectual Exemplar - Tunji Olaopa

08 August 2019
Anyone who has ever met Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo would immediately be struck by the force of a gentle soul with a mental magnitude that belies gentility. With a soft…
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[Opinion] Revolution in Nigeria, Sowore and the emissary of Satan - Femi Fani-Kayode

[Opinion] Revolution in Nigeria, Sowore and the emissary of Satan - Femi Fani-Kayode

05 August 2019
Every Nigerian has the legitimate and constitutional right to protest and demonstrate peacefully in a democracy. It is NOT an act of treason to march against the President and to…
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High rate of suicide - Daily Trust Editorial

High rate of suicide - Daily Trust Editorial

05 August 2019
Last week, the attention of the public was once again drawn to a growing but very dangerous trend in the country, that of the high rate of suicide. Deputy Senate…
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Senate’s Farcical Screening Of Ministerial Nominees - Tribune Editorial

Senate’s Farcical Screening Of Ministerial Nominees - Tribune Editorial

05 August 2019
The list of ministerial nominees which President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted to the Senate virtually two months after his inauguration for a second term of office was approved by the Senate…
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Sowore, A Vampire State And Its Dead Whale - Lasisi Olagunju

Sowore, A Vampire State And Its Dead Whale - Lasisi Olagunju

05 August 2019
In July 1968, a year into Nigeria’s civil war, one of the divisional commanders fired a note, from the war front, to the Head of State: “What really are we…
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Sowore, A Vampire State And Its Dead Whale - Lasisi Olagunju

Sowore, A Vampire State And Its Dead Whale - Lasisi Olagunju

05 August 2019
In July 1968, a year into Nigeria’s civil war, one of the divisional commanders fired a note, from the war front, to the Head of State: “What really are we…
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Filthy campuses and nasty ways - Thisday Editorial

Filthy campuses and nasty ways - Thisday Editorial

05 August 2019
All stakeholders should join hands to lift the appalling state of tertiary institutions A recent report by a national newspaper on the squalid state of most of the campuses of…
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Princeton Lyman Greatness to Irrelevance Thesis:  Deep Thinking Nigeria’s Future - Tunji Olaopa

Princeton Lyman Greatness to Irrelevance Thesis: Deep Thinking Nigeria’s Future - Tunji Olaopa

05 August 2019
Recently, WhatsApp began trending with the article version of a panel discussion of the former United States Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa, the late Princeton Lyman. The panel discussion…
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Boko Haram: The Unfinished War - Thisday Editorial

Boko Haram: The Unfinished War - Thisday Editorial

04 August 2019
The authorities have to do much more to win the war against the insurgents On the 10th anniversary of the Boko Haram insurgency last Saturday, some of its gunmen on…
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[OPINION]: Job Creation is No Rocket Science - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Job Creation is No Rocket Science - Simon Kolawole

04 August 2019
Two matters gripped me at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneur Forum held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, recently. Both strike at the heart of the economic struggles of…
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[Opinion]: Who says Nigeria is too tough to govern - Dele Momodu

[Opinion]: Who says Nigeria is too tough to govern - Dele Momodu

03 August 2019
Fellow Nigerians, are you one of those who buy into the fake narrative that our dear beloved country is too difficult to handle; that the different ethnic groups hate one…
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[OPINION]: The twenty seven-year cycle - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION]: The twenty seven-year cycle - Akin Osuntokun

03 August 2019
There is the periodic cyclical perspective to the political crises that have plagued Nigeria since independence. It is what I have chosen to call the twenty-seven-year cycle. The cycle dates…
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Who Says Nigeria is Too Tough to Govern - Dele Momodu

Who Says Nigeria is Too Tough to Govern - Dele Momodu

03 August 2019
Fellow Nigerians, are you one of those who buy into the fake narrative that our dear beloved country is too difficult to handle; that the different ethnic groups hate one…
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[Opinion]: Buhari and the rise of insecurity - Kazeem  Olalekan Israel

[Opinion]: Buhari and the rise of insecurity - Kazeem Olalekan Israel

02 August 2019
Buhari The heinous activities of the Fulani herdsmen who have turned themselves to blood-sucking vampires is gradually taking another dimension and the government has shown to be irresponsible with their…
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How corruption fuels insecurity - Magu

How corruption fuels insecurity - Magu

31 July 2019
The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has drawn a strong link between corruption and the growing insecurity across the country, saying the need for…
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The Highways of Insecurity - Thisday

The Highways of Insecurity - Thisday

31 July 2019
The police could do more to guarantee life and property The rising wave of insecurity in the country and the inability of the federal government to contain the problem have…
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Oshiomhole and the future of APC - Suleiman Adamu Usman

Oshiomhole and the future of APC - Suleiman Adamu Usman

29 July 2019
It is undoubtedly a growing point of profound concern for those who genuinely care about the fortunes and future of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) that the party is…
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[Opinion] Between Atiku’s gaffe and Adeleke’s allocutus - Abiodun Komolafe

[Opinion] Between Atiku’s gaffe and Adeleke’s allocutus - Abiodun Komolafe

29 July 2019
Atiku Abubakar and Adedeji Adeleke are two particularly angry Nigerians and their anger is well-placed! While the former was a presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the…
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[Opinion] Enfant Terrible in Lugard House - Shaka Momodu

[Opinion] Enfant Terrible in Lugard House - Shaka Momodu

29 July 2019
An enfant terrible dwells in the Lugard House and Kogites are in big trouble. His name is Yahaya Bello. He is exercising the mandate of a dead man. In reality,…
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[Opinion] Fake news and hate speech and the threats to good journalism - Dan Agbese

[Opinion] Fake news and hate speech and the threats to good journalism - Dan Agbese

28 July 2019
Journalism is not strange to peculiar challenges thrown at it by changing societal circumstances which, in themselves, are the challenges of the times. Rough and tough times are inevitable in…
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Public Service and the Implementation of  ‘Next Level’ Agenda - Tunji Olaopa

Public Service and the Implementation of ‘Next Level’ Agenda - Tunji Olaopa

28 July 2019
At the June 12 inauguration ceremony to mark the commencement of his second term administration, President Muhammadu Buhari made a significant governance promise to the effect that his government would…
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My Soyinka satori moment - Mike Awoyinfa

My Soyinka satori moment - Mike Awoyinfa

28 July 2019
As a writer, what else can beat the thrill of receiving two email letters in one day signed WS, from the lionized writer on the eve of your 67th birthday?…
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Ministerial Screening: Yet Another Hollow Ritual - Thisday Editorial

Ministerial Screening: Yet Another Hollow Ritual - Thisday Editorial

28 July 2019
The confirmation process leaves much to be desired The nomination by the president of persons found fit to be members of the Executive Council of the Federation and their confirmation…
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Just Take a Bow, Guys - Simon Kolawole

Just Take a Bow, Guys - Simon Kolawole

28 July 2019
Anybody who is interested in studying the quality of leadership in Nigeria and why our country is perpetually stuck in underdevelopment would have learnt a great deal from the screening…
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[Opinion] The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan - Fredrick Nwabufo

[Opinion] The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan - Fredrick Nwabufo

27 July 2019
Senate President Ahmed Lawan Ahmad Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking ‘’rubber stamp’’ on the senate. Though he had said the senate, which he leads, would not…
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Tony Elumelu, the President Africa Needs Desperately - Dele Momodu

Tony Elumelu, the President Africa Needs Desperately - Dele Momodu

27 July 2019
Fellow Africans, I have chosen to address many of you gathered in Abuja today, at the instance and invitation of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. My sincere welcome and gratitude goes…
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[OPINION] Nigerians, We Are Stronger Together - Churchill Okonkwo

[OPINION] Nigerians, We Are Stronger Together - Churchill Okonkwo

26 July 2019
Brothers and sister, I know that the result of the 2019 presidential election was a cause for sorrow and worry for millions of Nigerians. While for others, it was a…
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[OPINION] For the Youth, A Freedom from Hate - NUHU RIBADU

[OPINION] For the Youth, A Freedom from Hate - NUHU RIBADU

24 July 2019
It is in conversations between generations like this that the young ones benefit from the experience of the aged. And it is said that the old are only wise because…
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[OPINION]: Abati, Osun governorship poll and the supreme court verdict - Semiu Okanlawon

[OPINION]: Abati, Osun governorship poll and the supreme court verdict - Semiu Okanlawon

24 July 2019
Reuben Abati is a household name, at least for those literate enough to consume media contents of the print and television channels. And I respect him. He has a rich…
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Funding Nollywood for National Development: The PPP Alternative - Tunji Olaopa

Funding Nollywood for National Development: The PPP Alternative - Tunji Olaopa

22 July 2019
Nollywood has become a most significant manifestation of Nigeria’s popular culture. In its local dimension, it has continued to be the staple entertainment form which most Nigerians have got used…
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[Opinion] Shut up, you are a compound Idiot and bastard - ALEX OTTI

[Opinion] Shut up, you are a compound Idiot and bastard - ALEX OTTI

22 July 2019
‘A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within’’ – Will Durant “There is a fine line between free speech and hate speech. Free…
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A Tainted Confirmation of The CJN - Thisday Editorial

A Tainted Confirmation of The CJN - Thisday Editorial

21 July 2019
Justice Muhammad’s confirmation has created image and credibility problems for the senate and the judiciary There are clear issues of fitness and requisite qualification for the serious job of the…
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When We Go Low, We Go Really Low - Simon Kolawole

When We Go Low, We Go Really Low - Simon Kolawole

21 July 2019
On a visit to my mum years ago — this should be in 2009 — I saw an improvised battery-powered lamp on her table. It was mounted on a wood,…
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Tribute to Nduka Obaigbena at 60 - Garba Shehu

Tribute to Nduka Obaigbena at 60 - Garba Shehu

20 July 2019
I wish to pay homage to one of the greatest statesmen, visionary journalists and media leaders of the 21st century, Nduka Obaigbena.“The Duke” as his contemporaries call him is today…
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Who Speaks for the Yoruba? - Akin Osuntokun

Who Speaks for the Yoruba? - Akin Osuntokun

20 July 2019
Without any shade of doubt, President Muhammadu Buhari is the most admired politician in Nigeria today and the admiration is unprecedented. He is admired by both friends and foes alike.…
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How Buhari Can Avert This Looming War - Dele Momodu

How Buhari Can Avert This Looming War - Dele Momodu

20 July 2019
Fellow Nigerians, I know some fanatical supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling party APC will likely dismiss this intervention as coming from an alarmist or Prophet of doom,…
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[Opinion]: ‘Na You F*ck Up!’ - Olusegun Adeniyi

[Opinion]: ‘Na You F*ck Up!’ - Olusegun Adeniyi

18 July 2019
It was a simple tweet but what followed is a sad reminder of the loss of values that has made our country what it is today as we continue to…
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Tribute to Folu Adeboye @ 71 - Ademola Adegbamigbe

Tribute to Folu Adeboye @ 71 - Ademola Adegbamigbe

15 July 2019
Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye Love is a leveller! The drama took place on 15 August 2017 during the presentation of a book, Pastor E.O Adeboye: His Life and Calling, which…
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[Opinion] Thinking technology, thinking malu - Hope Eghagha

[Opinion] Thinking technology, thinking malu - Hope Eghagha

15 July 2019
One of the wonders of the 21st century to me is the power of technology; that is, the power of science and the power of environmental transformation through scientific reasoning.…
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Leading A Divided Country - Thisday Editorial

Leading A Divided Country - Thisday Editorial

14 July 2019
President Buhari may do well to steer the country away from the prevailing state of mutual distrust and disharmony to a more determinedly healthy one That Nigeria is more divided…
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The Nduka Obaigbena Phenomenon - Simon Kolawole

The Nduka Obaigbena Phenomenon - Simon Kolawole

14 July 2019
I recollect vividly as if it happened yesterday — the day I first had a one-on-one with Mr Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and chairman of THISDAY Newspapers. I had heard so…
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[Opinion] Accuser of the bretheren - FFK

[Opinion] Accuser of the bretheren - FFK

14 July 2019
Permit me to begin by saying that my heart goes out to Mr. Timi Dakolo, a very pleasant and respectful young man who I first met at President Goodluck Jonathan's…
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[Opinion] Why efforts to link Jonathan to Malabu scandal will continue to fail - Ikechukwu Eze

[Opinion] Why efforts to link Jonathan to Malabu scandal will continue to fail - Ikechukwu Eze

14 July 2019
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan. For the umpteenth time, we are again constrained to pronounce the innocence of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in view of an orchestrated but futile attempt…
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[Opinion] On Nigerian Energy - Richard F INOYO

[Opinion] On Nigerian Energy - Richard F INOYO

14 July 2019
Across the Balkans, there are hundreds of new energy assets being built in form of hydroelectric dams in several regions. It's a fact that Energy-surplus is a must for economic…
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[Opinion] Tributes to Olusegun Osoba and Nduka Obaigbena - Dele Momodu

[Opinion] Tributes to Olusegun Osoba and Nduka Obaigbena - Dele Momodu

13 July 2019
Fellow Nigerians, there is no way I can tell the stories of my life, my adventures and whatever I have achieved in journalism, without devoting substantial space to those who…
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Salute to the Duke of Possibilities - Waziri Adio

Salute to the Duke of Possibilities - Waziri Adio

12 July 2019
Love him or loath him, you can’t take one thing away from Prince Nduka Obaigbena: his phenomenal pluck. The word “impossibility” simply doesn’t exist to him. So, he dares where…
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Harnessing Spirituality as Capital for Nigeria’s Redemption - Tunji Olaopa

Harnessing Spirituality as Capital for Nigeria’s Redemption - Tunji Olaopa

10 July 2019
Reading this title alone gives you some specific religious imagery. The ideas of spirituality and redemption are two key issues that are fundamental to, especially, the Islamic and Christian religions…
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Talking About a Revolution - Alex Otti

Talking About a Revolution - Alex Otti

08 July 2019
Don’t you know They’re talking about a revolution It sounds like a whisper While they’re standing in the welfare lines Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation Wasting…
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[Opinion] RUGA and the Obasanjo Connection -  Albert Oladapo Ogunwusi

[Opinion] RUGA and the Obasanjo Connection - Albert Oladapo Ogunwusi

08 July 2019
Olusegun Obasanjo The UN World Habitat Forum was held in Vancouver, Canada in 1976. A principal outcome of the conference was a resolve that governments should as much as possible…
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[Opinion] Talking About a Revolution - Alex Otti

[Opinion] Talking About a Revolution - Alex Otti

08 July 2019
They’re talking about a revolution It sounds like a whisper While they’re standing in the welfare lines Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation Wasting time in the…
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Stevie Wonder reveals kidney transplant at BST concert

Stevie Wonder reveals kidney transplant at BST concert

07 July 2019
Stevie Wonder has announced at a concert he will undergo a kidney transplant later this year. The American chart-topper told fans of his condition as he wrapped up his set…
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[Opinion]: Of RUGA, COZA and Abbo - Tayo Ogunbiyi

[Opinion]: Of RUGA, COZA and Abbo - Tayo Ogunbiyi

07 July 2019
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Nigeria is a nation of unending drama. Drama is what keeps us going as a people. Insecurity, unemployment, corruption, decayed infrastructure, ethnicity, tribalism are some of our…
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As Mele Kyari Resumes at NNPC - Thisday Editorial

As Mele Kyari Resumes at NNPC - Thisday Editorial

07 July 2019
With the expiration today of the tenure of Mr Maikanti Baru as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kolo Kyari will assume office…
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[OPINION]: On Ruga and Fulanisation - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: On Ruga and Fulanisation - Simon Kolawole

07 July 2019
I want this on record: I am opposed to the ruga racket. And my misgivings have nothing to do with the conspiracy theories on Islamisation and Fulanisation. I call it…
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Destroying our future with the past, present - M.U Ndagi

Destroying our future with the past, present - M.U Ndagi

06 July 2019
It was heart-warming that one of the cultural and intellectual challenges that threaten our posterity came up at a symposium recently organized by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Archives and…
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How Dreams Die So Fast in Nigeria - Dele Momodu

How Dreams Die So Fast in Nigeria - Dele Momodu

06 July 2019
Fellow Nigerians, except for the recklessly optimistic souls, it is so easy to give up on our dear beloved country Nigeria. I will explain why in a jiffy. I do…
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The Problem with Ruga Settlement - Segun Adeniyi

The Problem with Ruga Settlement - Segun Adeniyi

05 July 2019
Scene One: The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammadu Umar, says the federal government has started to establish ‘Ruga Settlements’ for herdsmen in…
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The Nemesis of Fulani Hegemony - Akin Osuntokun

The Nemesis of Fulani Hegemony - Akin Osuntokun

05 July 2019
A very striking symbolic assessment of the Presidency of General Muhammadu Buhari was highlighted in the decision of all the former Presidents/Heads of State of Nigeria to stay away from…
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[Opinion] If I were President Buhari, I’ll Appoint 85 And 90-Year Olds As Ministers - Bayo Oluwasanmi

[Opinion] If I were President Buhari, I’ll Appoint 85 And 90-Year Olds As Ministers - Bayo Oluwasanmi

04 July 2019
As humans, we are all agents of history, acting out our roles, moving or failing to move according to its tides. At this moment in our history, Nigerians feel the…
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[Opinion] Southwest security and our governors’ dilemma - Abiodun Komolafe

[Opinion] Southwest security and our governors’ dilemma - Abiodun Komolafe

03 July 2019
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum Osun Economic and Investment Summit is reportedly put on hold! Earlier scheduled to take place between 25th and 27th,…
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[Opinion] Brewing tragedy - Olakunle Abimbola

[Opinion] Brewing tragedy - Olakunle Abimbola

02 July 2019
Aare Gani Adams In the Yoruba country, plebeians (who don’t know) and patricians (who should know and guide) appear yoked in passionate ethnic-goading. It’s a brewing tragedy. When passion runs…
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[Opinion] Who Speaks For the Yoruba In the Killing Fields of Nigeria Today? - Femi Aribisala

[Opinion] Who Speaks For the Yoruba In the Killing Fields of Nigeria Today? - Femi Aribisala

02 July 2019
Why does the government want to disarm legal gun-owners, but shows no interest in disarming illegal gun-carriers? President Buhari is a Northerner. He sees Nigeria essentially from a Northern perspective.…
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The Leadership I Mean - Okey Ikechukwu

The Leadership I Mean - Okey Ikechukwu

01 July 2019
Four questions shall guide our conversation about the Nigerian State today. The first is: Is it wrong to use the rational standards for measuring success in any enterprise to measure…
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[Opinion] Government Of The Fulani, By The Fulani And For The Fulani - Fani-Kayode

[Opinion] Government Of The Fulani, By The Fulani And For The Fulani - Fani-Kayode

01 July 2019
Femi Fani-Kayode On 6th February 2014 the Leader of IPOB and the Lion of the East, my friend, and brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said the following: “As they campaign vigorously…
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Prophet TB Joshua and the Journey to Nazareth - Dele Momodu

Prophet TB Joshua and the Journey to Nazareth - Dele Momodu

29 June 2019
Fellow Nigerians, let me say how delighted I feel right now that I made the trip to Israel this past week. Israel is not new to me just like I’m…
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[Opinion]: Nigeria without Nigerians? -Jideofor Adibe

[Opinion]: Nigeria without Nigerians? -Jideofor Adibe

28 June 2019
Today’s reflection was inspired by President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent reiteration of the determination of his government to run ‘an inclusive government ’. Speaking recently when he received a delegation from…
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[OPINION]: Why Nigeria needs another banking sector recapitalisation  - Obinna Chima

[OPINION]: Why Nigeria needs another banking sector recapitalisation - Obinna Chima

27 June 2019
Reforms in the banking sector have become perennial actions in developing and emerging economies of the world, in which Nigeria as a country is not left out.In fact, Matthew Gidigbi,…
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[OPINION]: Buratai and the fighting troops - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Buratai and the fighting troops - Segun Adeniyi

27 June 2019
Written by Philip Paul Bliss, ‘Hold the Fort’ (Ho My Comrades) is one of the most popular Christian hymns. It is also one of my favourites. Not only because of…
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[OPINION]: Dear Mr. Tonye Cole: Thank you for standing up for respect - Olaokun Soyinka

[OPINION]: Dear Mr. Tonye Cole: Thank you for standing up for respect - Olaokun Soyinka

26 June 2019
Mr. Tonye Cole Seat 1A Air Peace Abuja – Los c/o Instagram via Twitter Dear Mr. Cole, I am writing to thank you for standing up for my father, and…
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Sanusi’s full speech on Nigeria ‘heading for bankruptcy’

Sanusi’s full speech on Nigeria ‘heading for bankruptcy’

26 June 2019
The Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, on Tuesday said that Nigeria is bankrupt and she is ‘heading for bankruptcy. What happened is that the federal government do pay petroleum…
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[OPINION]: Fields of possibilities, harvests of benefits - Aliyu Abdulhameed

[OPINION]: Fields of possibilities, harvests of benefits - Aliyu Abdulhameed

26 June 2019
One of the most common questions that I get asked is: “How is agriculture in Nigeria really doing?” This is often followed by another question: “Is agriculture now a good…
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An Istanbul mayoral election is rattling Turkey’s politics

An Istanbul mayoral election is rattling Turkey’s politics

25 June 2019
A mayoral election in Istanbul has delivered a big victory for Turkey’s democracy — and a stunning setback to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On Sunday, voters in Istanbul, Turkey’s…
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[Opinion] Illiteracy + Ignorance + Poverty = Banditry - Alex Otti

[Opinion] Illiteracy + Ignorance + Poverty = Banditry - Alex Otti

25 June 2019
“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” – Kofi Annan “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” – Aristotle Late Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (1952-2012) was…
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[Opinion] Nigerian Politics: What Goes Around, Comes Around - Eric Teniola

[Opinion] Nigerian Politics: What Goes Around, Comes Around - Eric Teniola

23 June 2019
NASS Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1932-2017), from Oko, Orumba North local Government Area of Anambra State, was the vice president of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983. Chief Edwin Ume Ezeoke…
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[OPINION]: Getting Nigerian passport with tears - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Getting Nigerian passport with tears - Simon Kolawole

23 June 2019
By their PRO you shall know them. Sometime in February this year, I got a distress call from a friend’s wife in the UK. She said there was a spelling…
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[Opinion] Ahmed Lawan is Already My Man of the Year - Dele Momodu

[Opinion] Ahmed Lawan is Already My Man of the Year - Dele Momodu

22 June 2019
Fellow Nigerians, it is with so much pride and joy that I wish to choose my Man of the Year, midway to the end of 2019. God’s ways are indeed…
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[Opinion]: The legends of Aso Rock - Sufuyan Ojeifo

[Opinion]: The legends of Aso Rock - Sufuyan Ojeifo

17 June 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure began with a low-key inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, a scenario that decidedly flowed from the President’s persona of prudence. His kitchen cabinet’s…
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[Opinion]: An agenda for Godwin Emefiele - Boniface Chizea

[Opinion]: An agenda for Godwin Emefiele - Boniface Chizea

17 June 2019
Well I suppose congratulations are still very much in order even as the momentous event of your being appointed for a second term as the Governor of the Central Bank…
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[Opinion] The Positive Steps Nigeria Must Take to Develop - Dele Momodu

[Opinion] The Positive Steps Nigeria Must Take to Develop - Dele Momodu

15 June 2019
Fellow Nigerians, if you are a regular follower and frequent reader of my column, you would, in the past few weeks, have encountered the serialisation of the great lessons’ life…
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[Opinion] June 12th, Democracy Day And Nigeria's Dance Of Death - Femi Fani-Kayode

[Opinion] June 12th, Democracy Day And Nigeria's Dance Of Death - Femi Fani-Kayode

13 June 2019
Today is June 12th, our nation's Democracy Day and I have some home truths to tell. The struggle for June 12th was indeed a noble, worthy, cataclysmic and monumental one.…
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[Opinion]: The legend called M.K.O - Yakubu Mohammed

[Opinion]: The legend called M.K.O - Yakubu Mohammed

12 June 2019
Today marks the beginning of the celebration of Democracy Day on June 12. After about 25 years of ceaseless clamouring for the federal government to declare June 12 a national…
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[Opinion]: A democracy day primer – Wole Soyinka

[Opinion]: A democracy day primer – Wole Soyinka

12 June 2019
This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation –…
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[Opinion] MKO: ‘It has been a long night’ Chima Christian - Chima Christian

[Opinion] MKO: ‘It has been a long night’ Chima Christian - Chima Christian

12 June 2019
Dear MKO, I write to inform you that June 12 has evolved. “From a commemoration observed by scattered bands of devotees, members of the Abiola family, and human rights activists,…
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NBC v AIT: Matters Arising -Simon Kolawole

NBC v AIT: Matters Arising -Simon Kolawole

10 June 2019
It started like a little rumour weeks ago that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was planning to descend on the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, owned by Daar…
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[Opinion] Budget 2019: Pulling a Gun We Know We Can’t Shoot - ALEX OTTI

[Opinion] Budget 2019: Pulling a Gun We Know We Can’t Shoot - ALEX OTTI

10 June 2019
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Mr. John Aboh,…
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The Challenge Before Ninth National Assembly - Thisday Editorial

The Challenge Before Ninth National Assembly - Thisday Editorial

09 June 2019
The country is in a hurry. The ninth assembly should make a big difference The Ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated on Tuesday at a period many basic services such…
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[Opinion]: Why Oando Scandal Matters - Olusegun Adeniyi

[Opinion]: Why Oando Scandal Matters - Olusegun Adeniyi

06 June 2019
Understanding the workings of the Nigerian economy is like trying to read a doctor’s prescription. It is never an easy task. That explains why when I see two or more…
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[OPINION]: Buhari and the Economist: Between Growth and Development -Jide Oluwajuyitan

[OPINION]: Buhari and the Economist: Between Growth and Development -Jide Oluwajuyitan

06 June 2019
By the law of Mother Nature, the strong survives and the weak dies. It is the survival of the fittest wherelife is ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’. This was…
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[Opinion] Echoes and rumours of ‘true federalism’ - Hardball

[Opinion] Echoes and rumours of ‘true federalism’ - Hardball

05 June 2019
The news came — and went — suddenly, like the Biblical thief in the night. At the end, however, it was about echoes and rumours of “true federalism”, as the…
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[Opinion] Message for the President - Dele Agekameh

[Opinion] Message for the President - Dele Agekameh

05 June 2019
Exactly one week ago, President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office for his second term as a democratically elected leader of Nigeria. The expected inaugural address was limited to a…
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[Opinion]: Educationeering and the Future of Nigeria: Celebrating Pai Obanya - Tunji Olaopa

[Opinion]: Educationeering and the Future of Nigeria: Celebrating Pai Obanya - Tunji Olaopa

04 June 2019
Without any mincing of words, I will confess straightforwardly that my policy advocacy is partial to education as a significant endeavor in any nation’s development drive. Indeed, education forms a…
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[Opinion] Internally generated poverty - Pat Utomi

[Opinion] Internally generated poverty - Pat Utomi

04 June 2019
I am sure we have heard the news. Forbes thoroughly slaughtered Nigeria as an investment destination, naming our dear country as where to go if you really want to lose…
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[OPINION]: Is Adams Oshiomole a secret weapon of the PDP? - Femi Aribisala

[OPINION]: Is Adams Oshiomole a secret weapon of the PDP? - Femi Aribisala

03 June 2019
Adams Oshiomhole may not be a card-carrying member of the PDP. As a matter of fact, he is the national chairman of the ruling APC. Nevertheless, he has been a…
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[OPINION]: Britain, go or stay, stop diverting attention  - Owei Lakemfa

[OPINION]: Britain, go or stay, stop diverting attention - Owei Lakemfa

03 June 2019
A Nigerian genius, Odia Ofeimun asked me a rhetorical question: “How does a minority which takes control of the majority, retain power?” He answered: “By force or falsehood” I added:…
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[OPINION]: Second Term: A leadership lesson Buhari must learn - SKC Ogbonnia

[OPINION]: Second Term: A leadership lesson Buhari must learn - SKC Ogbonnia

03 June 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari would have been recorded as the worst Nigerian leader ever, if he had lost the 2019 presidential election. Yet, his victory was not due to any popularity…
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Making globalization work for Africa - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Making globalization work for Africa - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

03 June 2019
Making globalization more inclusive will require policies that help African economies to converge with high-income countries. African policymakers should focus on accelerating regional integration, bridging gaps in labor skills and…
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[OPINION]: What’s Nigeria afraid of?  - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION]: What’s Nigeria afraid of? - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

03 June 2019
Following the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by The Gambia on April 2nd and the deposit of instruments of ratification by the Saharawi Republic on April 29th,…
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[OPINION]: Lost generation? - Ralph Egbu

[OPINION]: Lost generation? - Ralph Egbu

02 June 2019
Last week, two important events happened in our country and both are of great significance to the country. The first and most important is the celebration of our children under…
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Buhari and his cabinet this time -Ken Ugbechie

Buhari and his cabinet this time -Ken Ugbechie

02 June 2019
Now that we are done with the perfidy called ‘inauguration’, there is the urgency to address the matter of competence in governance. For a country atrophied by weak economy, for…
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[OPINION]: Buhari and his cabinet this time -Ken Ugbechie

[OPINION]: Buhari and his cabinet this time -Ken Ugbechie

02 June 2019
Now that we are done with the perfidy called ‘inauguration’, there is the urgency to address the matter of competence in governance. For a country atrophied by weak economy, for…
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Bola Tinubu: Caught in A Monkey Trap -Reno Omokri

Bola Tinubu: Caught in A Monkey Trap -Reno Omokri

02 June 2019
The demystification of Bola Tinubu continues. On the last day in May 2019, the news broke out like a bombshell. The Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC), announced that it had…
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Much Ado About ‘Fulanisation’ - Thisday Editorial

Much Ado About ‘Fulanisation’ - Thisday Editorial

02 June 2019
To isolate criminals who are Fulani from others terrorising the country is mischievous The recent charge by former President Olusegun Obasanjo about the security situation in the country might have…
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[OPINION]: Political intrigues and the El-Rufai mystique - Uba Sani

[OPINION]: Political intrigues and the El-Rufai mystique - Uba Sani

02 June 2019
Strangely, but not entirely unexpectedly, even before the inauguration of recently elected persons into their respective political offices, the nation is virtually on the throes of another electioneering campaign. For…
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[Opinion] Knives out for Oshiomhole already? - Idowu Akinlotan

[Opinion] Knives out for Oshiomhole already? - Idowu Akinlotan

02 June 2019
IT is too early to determine whether the plot to oust the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, will acquire enough momentum to keep it revving.…
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[OPINION]: The great lessons life has taught me at 59 (Part 2) - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: The great lessons life has taught me at 59 (Part 2) - Dele Momodu

01 June 2019
Fellow Nigerians, last week, I wrote copiously about the importance of education in my life, and how it turned things around for me. This week, I will write about the…
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No Igbo President, no Nigeria –Ayo Adebanjo

No Igbo President, no Nigeria –Ayo Adebanjo

01 June 2019
Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has come hard on politicians from other regions angling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, the Afenifere leader,…
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[OPINION]: Inauguration and the challenge of insecurity and self-help- Jibrin Ibrahim

[OPINION]: Inauguration and the challenge of insecurity and self-help- Jibrin Ibrahim

01 June 2019
On Wednesday, President Buhari was inaugurated for the second term in office. The period leading to the 2019 elections and thereafter have been marked by an incredible spike of insecurity…
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[OPINION]: The Interlopers in Oando Plc - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION]: The Interlopers in Oando Plc - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

01 June 2019
Mr. Wale Tinubu, the chief executive of Oando Plc, and his deputy, Mofe Boyo, must be squirming uncomfortably in their underwear. Despite their attempt to turn the consequential but partial…
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[OPINION]: Objection, Mr. President - Okey Ikechukwu

[OPINION]: Objection, Mr. President - Okey Ikechukwu

31 May 2019
There is no objection here to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as President two days ago; given the verdict of INEC after the last general elections. There is also…
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[OPINION]: Ethical Dilemma in Financial Institutions: Way Forward -Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

[OPINION]: Ethical Dilemma in Financial Institutions: Way Forward -Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

31 May 2019
Good evening distinguished ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure to deliver the keynote address on the occasion of the Extraordinary Fellowship Investiture of The Chartered Institute of Bankers. Today…
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[OPINION]: Metaphor of the ‘Missing’ Loaf - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Metaphor of the ‘Missing’ Loaf - Segun Adeniyi

31 May 2019
Last Friday, the Supreme Court sent a strong statement to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as the entire political class in Nigeria. In declaring ‘wasted’ the votes…
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[Opinion]: How come President Buhari’s assets did not appreciate  or depreciate in four years? -Kelechukwu Ogu

[Opinion]: How come President Buhari’s assets did not appreciate or depreciate in four years? -Kelechukwu Ogu

31 May 2019
On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari declared his assets in fulfillment of Section 140 subsection 1 of the 1999 constitution. The section reads, “A person elected to the office of President…
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[Opinion]: As Buhari’s second tenure kicks off - Timawus Mathias

[Opinion]: As Buhari’s second tenure kicks off - Timawus Mathias

29 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari Today, President Muhammadu Buhari mounts the rostrum at Eagle Square Abuja, to be sworn in for a second tenure as the leader of the nation Nigeria. This…
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[Opinion]: Aisha Buhari’s double standard - Tunde Asaju

[Opinion]: Aisha Buhari’s double standard - Tunde Asaju

29 May 2019
The loquacious and narcissistic Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is in the news again. Basking from the euphoria that greeted the notoriety of her previous outbursts, Mrs Buhari is gradually walking the…
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[OPINION] A nation ruled by Fulani herdsmen - Tunde Odesola

[OPINION] A nation ruled by Fulani herdsmen - Tunde Odesola

27 May 2019
Act 1: Scene 1 In slow motion, common sense somersaulted repeatedly as an absurd scene unravelled along the Abuja-Lokoja Road at sunrise. It wasn’t a Nollywood session. Call it Horror-wood,…
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[OPINION]: Devil is Nigeria’s largest employer of labour - Dele Sobowale

[OPINION]: Devil is Nigeria’s largest employer of labour - Dele Sobowale

26 May 2019
“The Devil finds work for idle hands.”— Old adage. One report which we don’t need United Nations, World Bank, International Labour Organisation, ILO, or any other global or domestic organisation…
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Buhari Presidency: The next four years… - Thisday Editorial

Buhari Presidency: The next four years… - Thisday Editorial

26 May 2019
At the verge of President Buhari’s inauguration for a second term, the nation is invited to take stock and to extend a wish list to the imminent administration Based strictly…
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[OPINION]: Mr President, may we discuss your cabinet? - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Mr President, may we discuss your cabinet? - Simon Kolawole

26 May 2019
Your Excellency, I want to seize this opportunity to wish you the best of the Ramadan season as you prepare to be inaugurated for your second term in office. May…
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[OPINION]: The great lessons life has taught me at 59 - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: The great lessons life has taught me at 59 - Dele Momodu

25 May 2019
Fellow Nigerians, every now and then, I meet, or receive messages, from young Nigerians, in particular, and other Africans, in general, asking me to tell them the secrets of success.…
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[OPINION]: Beyond Ganduje and the Emir - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION]: Beyond Ganduje and the Emir - Akin Osuntokun

24 May 2019
“I have reflected over and over on my speech and I still don’t see what I said that is so wrong and offensive. I didn’t say the North cannot survive…
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Pope Francis: Church Must Learn to Abandon Old ‘Traditions’ -Thomas Williams

Pope Francis: Church Must Learn to Abandon Old ‘Traditions’ -Thomas Williams

23 May 2019
It is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything, Pope Francis said Thursday. Jesus intentionally omitted telling his…
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Of Suicides and the ‘Sniper’ Debate - Segun Adeniyi

Of Suicides and the ‘Sniper’ Debate - Segun Adeniyi

23 May 2019
The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul—David O. McKay Following the death in March 2017 of a medical…
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[Opinion] Looking again at “revolution” - Edwin Madunagu

[Opinion] Looking again at “revolution” - Edwin Madunagu

23 May 2019
The word, “revolution”, is currently enjoying a political and lexical rehabilitation with Nigerians, especially the youths. Though still seen as treasonable, “revolution” is no longer easily associated with evil or…
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[OPINION]: El-Rufai, Tinubu and their herdsmen - Lasisi Olagunju

[OPINION]: El-Rufai, Tinubu and their herdsmen - Lasisi Olagunju

20 May 2019
There is always this intriguing thing about small men: they almost always love big fights. They fish for giants to wrestle and subdue. Every Goliath that falls at their feet…
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Curbing flight delays, cancellations - Thisday Editorial

Curbing flight delays, cancellations - Thisday Editorial

20 May 2019
Passengers need better services from the airlines The major challenge in air travel in Nigeria is frequent delay of flights and sometimes, outright cancellation. A passenger on scheduled travel anywhere…
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To Hell with Self(ish) Interests - Alex Otti

To Hell with Self(ish) Interests - Alex Otti

20 May 2019
“Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles; the conduct of public affairs for private advantage” – Ambrose Bierce As is usual in Nigeria, the word…
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The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria -Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria -Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

20 May 2019
Samuel Abdulraheem has no recollection of the day he was abducted, aged seven, from his family home in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Although he came from a large…
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The Tragedy At Kano Airport - Thisday Editorial

The Tragedy At Kano Airport - Thisday Editorial

19 May 2019
The government should reinforce security and intelligence at the major airports in the country While we rejoice over the release by the Saudi authorities of Ms Zainab Aliyu who was…
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[OPINION]: Talking about a Revolution - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Talking about a Revolution - Simon Kolawole

19 May 2019
I always hesitate to use the “R” word because I don’t understand how it really works, but a lot of Nigerians have been talking about “revolution” for a while. They…
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[OPINION]: Shettima - ‘My successor is far better than me’- Mike Awoyinfa

[OPINION]: Shettima - ‘My successor is far better than me’- Mike Awoyinfa

18 May 2019
The good times and the bad times, he has seen them all. He remembers the good old days when as a manager of Zenith Bank in Maiduguri, his branch was…
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[OPINION]: An evening with John Mahama on my 59th birthday - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: An evening with John Mahama on my 59th birthday - Dele Momodu

18 May 2019
Fellow Nigerians, to say I love the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, is an understatement. Many have asked me what is so unique about this phenomenal African leader…
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[OPINION]: Ganduje, Sanusi and the Original Sin - Eniola Bello

[OPINION]: Ganduje, Sanusi and the Original Sin - Eniola Bello

17 May 2019
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State governor and one of only three state deputy governors since 1999 that somehow succeeded in taking over from their principals, whenever he manages to make…
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[OPINION]: Exiting Plato’s Cave: Reflections on Nigeria’s Predicament -Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION]: Exiting Plato’s Cave: Reflections on Nigeria’s Predicament -Tunji Olaopa

16 May 2019
Alfred North Whitehead, the American philosopher, once wrote that all of Western philosophy is but just a footnote to Plato. Outside of its patent exaggeration, we can take this statement…
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[OPINION]: Legality of marijuana in Nigeria: A legal opinion -Kayode Ajulo

[OPINION]: Legality of marijuana in Nigeria: A legal opinion -Kayode Ajulo

16 May 2019
Abstract In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. This legal opinion considers the mischief behind…
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[Opinion]: Is it time to legalize Marijuana? -Olusegun Adeniyi

[Opinion]: Is it time to legalize Marijuana? -Olusegun Adeniyi

16 May 2019
Legalize it Don’t criticize itLegalize it, yeah yeahAnd I will advertise itSome call it tamjeeSome call it the weedSome call it marijuanaSome of them call it ganjaNever mind, got to…
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[OPINION]: Ganduje, Sanusi and other monarchs - Paul Onomuakpokpo

[OPINION]: Ganduje, Sanusi and other monarchs - Paul Onomuakpokpo

16 May 2019
Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje With a hasty dismissal of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as victims of self-induced embroilment in a power tussle, we are denied vital…
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[Opinion] Making sense of community policing in Nigeria -Tosin Osasona

[Opinion] Making sense of community policing in Nigeria -Tosin Osasona

16 May 2019
Police boss, Adamu Mohammed To the perceptive, one of the puzzling changes to governance in the last 20 years is the progressive weakening of the all-powerful-state and the rise of…
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[OPINION]: The trials of Saraki -Segun Showunmi

[OPINION]: The trials of Saraki -Segun Showunmi

15 May 2019
Nature makes fine gold go through the fire to purify it and make it into finer gold. Any sincere observer of the travails of Dr. Olubukola Saraki or ‘Oloye’ as…
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Power, Politics and Peace in Rivers - Chidi Amuta

Power, Politics and Peace in Rivers - Chidi Amuta

15 May 2019
On a recent international flight into Nigeria, Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, found an all too familiar co-passenger: Dr. Peter Odili, his mentor, political ‘father’ and predecessor in the office of…
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[Opinion] If Leah Sharibu Was Zahra Buhari, Would She Still Be In Captivity? - Fredrick Nwabufo

[Opinion] If Leah Sharibu Was Zahra Buhari, Would She Still Be In Captivity? - Fredrick Nwabufo

15 May 2019
Fredrick Nwabufo A man, with bloodied “babariga” and with head cocked down, perched emotionlessly in the driver’s seat of a Land Cruiser jeep at Kurmin Kare village along Kaduna-Abuja express…
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[OPINION]: In praise of South Africa’s elections - Issa Aremu

[OPINION]: In praise of South Africa’s elections - Issa Aremu

13 May 2019
The chairperson of Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) Glen Mashinini on Saturday night conclusively declared the 2019 6th national and provincial (:read parliamentary !) elections free and fair, during…
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[OPINION]: Buhari, Miyetti Allah and Ogun Awitele - Festus Adedayo

[OPINION]: Buhari, Miyetti Allah and Ogun Awitele - Festus Adedayo

13 May 2019
When the news filtered in that the Muhammadu Buhari government, embarrassed into a scamper by the spate of killings of innocent Nigerians in Zamfara State and other parts of the…
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[OPINION]: APC’s use and dump syndrome - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION]: APC’s use and dump syndrome - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

13 May 2019
His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II of the House of Dabo and Emir of Kano, is quite thin-skinned. He is very adept at excoriating, rightfully or otherwise, any individual or…
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Whatsoever a Man Soweth - Simon Kolawole

Whatsoever a Man Soweth - Simon Kolawole

12 May 2019
Eleven years ago — to be specific, on July 7, 2008 — the title of my column was: “One Day, the People Will Rebel”. I warned that the extravagant lifestyles…
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Democracy and Elections in Contemporary Africa -John Mahama

Democracy and Elections in Contemporary Africa -John Mahama

11 May 2019
Democracy, ladies and gentlemen, is an antithesis of dictatorship, authoritarianism, tyranny or despotism. Democracy is a system that promotes the participation of the citizens in how they are governed. It…
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Hello Mr. President, this second chance must not waste! - Shamsudeen Ayeni

Hello Mr. President, this second chance must not waste! - Shamsudeen Ayeni

06 May 2019
“Opportunity comes but once in a lifetime”, says an axiom. In reality, some people till they surrender their lives to the cold hands of death never have dreams come to…
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Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu And National Assembly Leadership - Sanya Awosan

Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu And National Assembly Leadership - Sanya Awosan

06 May 2019
In their responses to Senator Bola Tinubu’s recent public statement on why he is backing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s choice of Senator Ahmed Lawan and…
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Still On ‘Made in China’ -Alex Otti

Still On ‘Made in China’ -Alex Otti

06 May 2019
Penultimate week, we had discussed the above issue which generated a lot of debate going by the number of mails I received from readers. While the debate continues, I will…
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[Opinion] A Revolution Is Coming Soon, It Will Rise From The North - Ettu Mohammed

[Opinion] A Revolution Is Coming Soon, It Will Rise From The North - Ettu Mohammed

06 May 2019
For decades the SAME group of individuals have presided over Nigeria. They allotted oil wells to themselves and their cronies, connived with their counterparts from other regions to loot money…
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[OPINION]: The real enemies of Edo - Isaac Aimurie

[OPINION]: The real enemies of Edo - Isaac Aimurie

05 May 2019
A lot of commentaries are trailing states in the country that are next in line for gubernatorial elections. Edo State is taking the lead in media attention among these states,…
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The assault on women in Abuja - Thisday Editorial

The assault on women in Abuja - Thisday Editorial

05 May 2019
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board Task Force should be called to order At a period the federal capital territory (FCT) and its satellite towns and villages are being overtaken by…
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[OPINION]: Of detentions without trial -Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Of detentions without trial -Simon Kolawole

05 May 2019
A week ago, Mr Femi Falana, the human rights lawyer, raised the alarm that the Nigerian Navy had been holding 15 Nigerian citizens captive without trial since September 2018. Worse…
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[OPINION]: Nigeria: The prediction of failure - Oscar Onwudiwe

[OPINION]: Nigeria: The prediction of failure - Oscar Onwudiwe

04 May 2019
Some undisputed facts are, first, Nigeria is a country of over 250 ethnic nationalities. Second: Nigeria was created by Britain for British interest. Third: From 1914 till date, Nigeria has…
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[OPINION]: The tyranny of destiny - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION]: The tyranny of destiny - Akin Osuntokun

04 May 2019
One of my neurotic dispositions is phobia for flying. As bad and increasingly dangerous road travels in Nigeria has become, you still find me frequently travelling by road between Lagos…
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[OPINION]: Setting new agenda for the next Federal Government of Nigeria - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Setting new agenda for the next Federal Government of Nigeria - Dele Momodu

04 May 2019
Fellow Nigerians, by the 29th of May, two thousand and nineteen years after the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari would have fully…
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Amaechi, Wike, Abe… what politics once joined together, politics has put asunder! -Kelvin Ebiri

Amaechi, Wike, Abe… what politics once joined together, politics has put asunder! -Kelvin Ebiri

02 May 2019
In recent time, Rivers State’s politics has been riven by bitterness and vindictiveness, which many inside and outside the state now find disquieting. The prevailing political conflict that reached its…
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[OPINION]: May Day and the travails of workers - Abdulyassar Abdulhamid

[OPINION]: May Day and the travails of workers - Abdulyassar Abdulhamid

01 May 2019
Last Saturday, Nigerian Labour Congres (NLC), Kano State Chapter, launched a multi-million movie “Hakki (The Right)” produced in collaboration with Iyantama Multimedia. According to Kano State NLC Chairman, Comrade Kabir…
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[OPINION]: Sunmonu and Dangote: Honour As a Metaphor -Issa Aremu

[OPINION]: Sunmonu and Dangote: Honour As a Metaphor -Issa Aremu

01 May 2019
Understandably, all stakeholders in the education sector in particular and nation building in general, hail the weekend conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Letters on both the founding President of…
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[OPINION]: Joseph E. Imoukhuede’s Quintessential  Selflessness in Public Service - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION]: Joseph E. Imoukhuede’s Quintessential Selflessness in Public Service - Tunji Olaopa

30 April 2019
(Being excerpt from the Inaugural Annual Joseph E. Imoukhuede Memorial Lecture delivered by Prof. Tunji Olaopa, retired Federal Permanent Secretary and Executive Vice-Chairman, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy…
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[Opinion]: Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation” - Dan Mou

[Opinion]: Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation” - Dan Mou

30 April 2019
PHOTO: STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images These findings that the autonomy or independence of the Electoral Commissions and National Security Agencies matter, have also been replicated in the Electoral Integrity Project undertaken…
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Strikes: Buhari tackles ASUU

Strikes: Buhari tackles ASUU

29 April 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has said industrial actions by the Academic Staff Union of Universities are inimical to the health and progress of the higher institutions in Nigeria. According to the…
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[OPINION]: Ngige’s incestuous affair with Marie Antoinette - Festus Adedayo

[OPINION]: Ngige’s incestuous affair with Marie Antoinette - Festus Adedayo

28 April 2019
Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the French Revolution, had taken the liberty to pass a mean comment on her people like Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour…
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Healthcare Delivery And ‘Surplus Doctors’ - Thisday Editorial

Healthcare Delivery And ‘Surplus Doctors’ - Thisday Editorial

28 April 2019
Following public outrage, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige has walked back on his dismissive statement that the rate at which Nigerian doctors emigrate is a positive development for…
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[OPINION]: How to sell Brand Nigeria to the world - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: How to sell Brand Nigeria to the world - Simon Kolawole

28 April 2019
Last night, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc held its 2019 CEO Awards Ceremony, to which I was invited. This year, the bank is celebrating its 70th anniversary —…
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When your name inspires pop songs - Mike Awoyinfa

When your name inspires pop songs - Mike Awoyinfa

27 April 2019
Let’s start with a song in praise of the unsung Nigerian youths, our homegrown stars making waves and making good money all over the world with their brand of Nigerian…
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[OPINION]: Trouble de sleep, yanga go wake am… - Duro Onabule

[OPINION]: Trouble de sleep, yanga go wake am… - Duro Onabule

27 April 2019
Let’s go straight to the point – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari must continue to disagree with both International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank on their insistence that the…
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[OPINION]: In search of public relations practitioners in Africa - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: In search of public relations practitioners in Africa - Dele Momodu

27 April 2019
Fellow Africans, let me start by expressing my unflinching love for Africa and all Africans, regardless of race, gender or colour. My love of Africa was ignited by my older…
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‘Why the elite hates Buhari’

‘Why the elite hates Buhari’

27 April 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari President’s ‘Next Level’ Means No Sacred Cows, Says Tony MomohAs the closest ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, has…
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Easter: beyond the merriment - Thisday Editorial

Easter: beyond the merriment - Thisday Editorial

21 April 2019
As we rejoice and celebrate with Christians all over the world today, there is a lot in the Easter story that resonates for all humanity. Easter time, as one Christian…
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The Search for the Nigerian Dream - Simon Kolawole

The Search for the Nigerian Dream - Simon Kolawole

21 April 2019
In July 2005, aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Lagos, a number of Nigerians spent hours discussing the state of the nation. We were from different parts of…
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[OPINION]: IMF is right, Nigeria should channel more  of its proceeds from oil into the NSIA - Barbara James

[OPINION]: IMF is right, Nigeria should channel more of its proceeds from oil into the NSIA - Barbara James

20 April 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its Fiscal Monitor report which ranked Nigeria second to last on our sovereign wealth fund. Initially analysts and commentators translated this raking as…
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[Opinion]: Malabu arrest warrants: A case of prosecutorial overreach? -Abubakar Sani

[Opinion]: Malabu arrest warrants: A case of prosecutorial overreach? -Abubakar Sani

20 April 2019
Introduction The news, last week, that the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had procured a warrant of arrest against the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of…
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[Opinion] Unpacking the 2019 Elections -Akin Osuntokun

[Opinion] Unpacking the 2019 Elections -Akin Osuntokun

19 April 2019
As a concerned citizen and student of Nigerian politics, I was relived at the emergence of former Vice Atiku Abubakar as the main contender with President Muhammadu Buhari in the…
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[Opinion] Our democracy is faulty - Gbenga Daniel

[Opinion] Our democracy is faulty - Gbenga Daniel

19 April 2019
...Only Restructuring Can Make It Work Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about…
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[Opinion] The Assassins in Police Uniform -Olusegun Adeniyi

[Opinion] The Assassins in Police Uniform -Olusegun Adeniyi

18 April 2019
That those saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigerians are beginning to behave like assassins is a troubling challenge the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammad Adamu has…
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The power of choice! - Yahaya Balogun

The power of choice! - Yahaya Balogun

18 April 2019
Prison The last few days have been awash with bad news about the five Nigerians reportedly awaiting execution in the United Arab Emirates-UAE. It was alleged that these UAE-N5s were…
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[OPINION]: Theresa May’s last chance to shape her political obituary could be to pass a new Queen’s Speech - Katy Balls

[OPINION]: Theresa May’s last chance to shape her political obituary could be to pass a new Queen’s Speech - Katy Balls

16 April 2019
The Queen doesn’t like to be kept waiting. The palace was not amused when two years ago, Theresa May had to postpone the state opening of parliament because negotiations with…
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[OPINION]: Premium Times, anti-press laws and the Nigerian Constitution - Femi Falana

[OPINION]: Premium Times, anti-press laws and the Nigerian Constitution - Femi Falana

16 April 2019
Last December, the Nigerian Army demanded a retraction of what it described as the ”unwarranted and serial provocative, unauthorised, libelous and defamatory publications against the person of Lt. Gen. T.Y.…
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[OPINION]: Carbon pricing should drive African Devt, not hinder it - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

[OPINION]: Carbon pricing should drive African Devt, not hinder it - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

15 April 2019
Government leaders often ask me how they can achieve development goals, such as expanding energy access, while tackling climate change. Some say, “Shouldn’t we use our coal resources to give…
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[OPINION]: Why we get killed abroad and perish on the Mediterranean - Festus Adedayo

[OPINION]: Why we get killed abroad and perish on the Mediterranean - Festus Adedayo

14 April 2019
The execution of the Nigerian woman in South Africa recently, the arrest of another five for armed robbery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians…
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Chibok Girls: Five Years After…Thisday Editorial

Chibok Girls: Five Years After…Thisday Editorial

14 April 2019
Exactly five years ago today, 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in a tragedy that shook our country and the…
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Wait a Minute, How Did We Descend this Low - Dele Momodu

Wait a Minute, How Did We Descend this Low - Dele Momodu

14 April 2019
Fellow Nigerians, I know truth is always bitter, but the time has come when we must all confront our realities and say it as it is. Nigeria is in a…
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Nigeria and the Hegemony of Ideology - Simon Kolawole

Nigeria and the Hegemony of Ideology - Simon Kolawole

14 April 2019
We marked the World Water Day on March 22 with a damning statistic: over 60 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking water. In simpler English, they get…
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[Opinion] What manner of men? - Sonala Olumhense

[Opinion] What manner of men? - Sonala Olumhense

14 April 2019
Systematically rigged elections. A chaotic electoral commission. A war against corruption that is worse than the malfeasance. A floundering economy; vast unemployment. A startling prevalence of crooks in powerful positions.…
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[Opinion] You Too Will Pay The Price For Being Nigerian -Senami Kojah

[Opinion] You Too Will Pay The Price For Being Nigerian -Senami Kojah

14 April 2019
Senami Kojah ...the man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny-Wole SoyinkaTwo Presidents and one new term later the beautiful books are still conspicuously missing from…
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Jibrin From Sudan, Atiku From Cameroon, But There Are Really No Nigerians - Fredrick Nwabufo

Jibrin From Sudan, Atiku From Cameroon, But There Are Really No Nigerians - Fredrick Nwabufo

14 April 2019
Fredrick Nwabufo Before 1914, the geographical space called Nigeria existed in bifurcation – the northern and southern protectorates. And before the British savaged and carved out the area for immanent…
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Okorocha: Re-Igbo ‘ll get nothing in Buhari’s 2nd term - Chukwudi Ohiri

Okorocha: Re-Igbo ‘ll get nothing in Buhari’s 2nd term - Chukwudi Ohiri

12 April 2019
Reading through Okorocha’s outburst on how Igbo played bad politics in the 2019 general election, any discerning Igboman would see the submissions as no news. A few questions and submissions…
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[OPINION]: Emefiele’s control and IMF’s applause - Tayo Isaac

[OPINION]: Emefiele’s control and IMF’s applause - Tayo Isaac

12 April 2019
In a world where many economies are suffering and where there is no shortage of gloom forecast, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut Nigeria a break when it applauded the…
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[OPINION]: Do the dead really need a ‘befitting’ funeral? - Jideofor Adibe

[OPINION]: Do the dead really need a ‘befitting’ funeral? - Jideofor Adibe

12 April 2019
This piece was inspired by a recent report that the Anambra State House of Assembly has outlawed ‘expensive’ burial in the State. According to the story, the State House of…
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[Opinion]: Dear Government, please stop creating jobs! -Tony Okwoju

[Opinion]: Dear Government, please stop creating jobs! -Tony Okwoju

12 April 2019
Elections have come and gone once again in Nigeria. As Nigerians have become accustomed to, many of the winners will completely forget about their campaign promises and go about amassing…
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[Opinion]: Awaiting Buhari’s list of ministers -Eric Teniola

[Opinion]: Awaiting Buhari’s list of ministers -Eric Teniola

12 April 2019
President Muhamamdu Buhari Only four elected Nigerian leaders have had the opportunity of presenting lists of Ministers after re-election. They are Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first and only Prime Minister…
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[OPINION]: Crisis and the visibility of PMB - Aliyu Tilde

[OPINION]: Crisis and the visibility of PMB - Aliyu Tilde

11 April 2019
When King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne and his brother, Albert, took over as King George VI in 1937, it dawned on the new King and his wife, Princess…
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[OPINION]: Beyond the banditry in Zamfara -Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Beyond the banditry in Zamfara -Olusegun Adeniyi

11 April 2019
Following a civil protest spearheaded by respected journalist, Ms Kadaria Ahmed, over the violence and lawlessness that now define Zamfara, the federal government last weekend responded by suspending all mining…
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[OPINION]: Nigerians and the xenophobes - Paul Onomuakpokpo

[OPINION]: Nigerians and the xenophobes - Paul Onomuakpokpo

11 April 2019
AIF William Shakespeare lived in the 21st century, Shylock might not have made the foil to Antonio. After all, with the prodigious inroads of the Jews into every realm of…
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Bitter lesson of Rivers elections - Daily Trust Editorial

Bitter lesson of Rivers elections - Daily Trust Editorial

10 April 2019
Two weeks after the general elections were concluded across the country, the case of Rivers State stood out like a sore thumb following the suspension of the exercise by INEC…
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As Buhari opens new vista for unity - John Uche Madu

As Buhari opens new vista for unity - John Uche Madu

10 April 2019
Three sentimental and reverting factors have always and obstinately defined the character of Presidential elections in Nigeria. The search for a President by Nigerians in every political dispensation usually throws…
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2019 Elections: Can the Nigerian Judiciary deliver electoral justice - Itodo Samson

2019 Elections: Can the Nigerian Judiciary deliver electoral justice - Itodo Samson

10 April 2019
Democracy thrives with an independent judiciary that is insulated from undue interference. The Judiciary is the hope of the common man as well as the political elite. Nigeria has just…
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What woman presidential candidates are facing -Kara Alaimo

What woman presidential candidates are facing -Kara Alaimo

10 April 2019
The 2020 presidential election marks the first time more than two women have competed in the Democratic or Republican primaries,according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers…
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[Opinion] The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class -Pankaj Mishra

[Opinion] The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class -Pankaj Mishra

10 April 2019
Earl and Countess Mountbatten, behind naval and military members of the governor-general’s staff, descending the steps of Government House in New Delhi on June 21, 1948.CreditCreditAssociated Press With Brexit, the…
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[Opinion]: 'Up NEPA'  -Tope Oriola

[Opinion]: 'Up NEPA' -Tope Oriola

09 April 2019
I am happy to report that after 12 years, three months and 22 days of living in Canada, I have finally witnessed power outage. My first reaction to the power…
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[Opinion] The Sham Called The Nigerian Civil Service - Abdullah Abdulganiy

[Opinion] The Sham Called The Nigerian Civil Service - Abdullah Abdulganiy

08 April 2019
Federal secretariatThe Nation Newspaper Praise the Lord! Today is a departure from the norm. I want to give the Nigerian political space and the politicians a breathing space. Nonetheless, there…
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Leadership of The Ninth National Assembly - Thisday Editorial

Leadership of The Ninth National Assembly - Thisday Editorial

07 April 2019
The jostling for the leadership of the ninth National Assembly, expected to be inaugurated in June, has started in earnest. While we are mindful of the almost universal convention that…
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[OPINION]: Nigeria struggles with security sector reform - Matthew T. Page

[OPINION]: Nigeria struggles with security sector reform - Matthew T. Page

05 April 2019
Nigeria’s stubborn security challenges will be a thorn in the side of Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second term as Nigeria’s commander-in-chief in the February presidential election. Dire security conditions…
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[OPINION]: Restructuring: Post-2019 election - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION]: Restructuring: Post-2019 election - Akin Osuntokun

05 April 2019
A unique quality of the 2019 general election was the voter behaviour of the South-west electorate. The behaviour was clearly against the run of the ‘tribalism’ (my brother right or…
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[OPINION]: The lesson from the ‘Danfo Girl’ - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: The lesson from the ‘Danfo Girl’ - Segun Adeniyi

04 April 2019
On Tuesday night, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted the arrival of a charter flight carrying 160 stranded Nigerian migrants returning from Libya to Lagos. It was the 64th…
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Before government sends parents of out-of-school children to prisons -Iyabo Lawal

Before government sends parents of out-of-school children to prisons -Iyabo Lawal

04 April 2019
Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, often wears a sombre countenance and perhaps for good reason: everything about education in the country seems to be falling apart on his watch.…
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[OPINION]: Reflections on the 2019 Elections - Kingsley Moghalu

[OPINION]: Reflections on the 2019 Elections - Kingsley Moghalu

03 April 2019
I ran for the Office of the President of Nigeria in the 2019 elections, campaigning across 30 states of the country in a grueling 12-month marathon of road trips and…
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[Opinion] The legislature as toll gate - Wole Olaoye

[Opinion] The legislature as toll gate - Wole Olaoye

01 April 2019
There are certain negative developments in this Nigerian variant of democracy that we must not allow to take root lest they permanently taint posterity’s unborn tomorrows. We all pretend that…
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Violence against men in uniform -Thisday Editorial

Violence against men in uniform -Thisday Editorial

31 March 2019
A group of bandits recently attacked a mining site in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State and disarmed the six policemen on duty, killing one in the process. A…
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[OPINION]: An aerial view of 2019 polls - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: An aerial view of 2019 polls - Simon Kolawole

31 March 2019
With the exception of Rivers state — where former friends are at war — governorship elections have been concluded across Nigeria on the not-so-unfamiliar note: the good, the bad and…
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[OPINION]: The rise and rise of corruption  In Nigeria - Sulaimon Olanrewaju

[OPINION]: The rise and rise of corruption In Nigeria - Sulaimon Olanrewaju

31 March 2019
For anyone who lives in Nigeria, the report of the Corruption Perception Survey conducted by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), published last Tuesday, which shows the Nigeria Police…
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[Opinion]: Godfatherism and political leadership: The Nigerian idea of both -Ayodele Patrick Akodu

[Opinion]: Godfatherism and political leadership: The Nigerian idea of both -Ayodele Patrick Akodu

31 March 2019
Godfatherism in Nigeria has been here quite long. Ever since Nigeria launched its democratic rule, and freedom from military dictatorship, godfatherism has been the new style for political imposition. The…
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[Opinion]: Abiola and the parable of a poor man in the kitchen -Dele Momodu.

[Opinion]: Abiola and the parable of a poor man in the kitchen -Dele Momodu.

30 March 2019
Fellow Nigerians, I’m sure you are probably familiar with the stories of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Yes, stories, for he was a man of many parts. MKO, as he…
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[Opinion] The West is betraying Nigeria - Dan Hannan

[Opinion] The West is betraying Nigeria - Dan Hannan

29 March 2019
In 2015, for the first time in 55 years, Nigerians changed their rulers through a democratic election. The incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party accepted defeat at…
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Buhari’s victory and issues that will haunt his second term in office - Emeka Nwachukwu

Buhari’s victory and issues that will haunt his second term in office - Emeka Nwachukwu

29 March 2019
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari “The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or…
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[Opinion] Soldiers Turned Election Riggers - shaka.momodu

[Opinion] Soldiers Turned Election Riggers - shaka.momodu

29 March 2019
The late former Chief of Army Staff in the military regime of President Ibrahim Babangida, Lt. General Salihu Ibrahim once described the Nigerian Army as an “army of anything goes”.…
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[Opinion] A Worthy Example in Leadership -Olusegun Adeniyi

[Opinion] A Worthy Example in Leadership -Olusegun Adeniyi

28 March 2019
Two years ago, following the convocation ceremony of a private university where 188 students graduated with first class degrees, there was an online discussion on the lack of quality control…
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[Opinion]: The Impact of the Nigerian Content Law - Femi Falana

[Opinion]: The Impact of the Nigerian Content Law - Femi Falana

27 March 2019
It is an undeniable fact that it was the struggle of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association…
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[Opinion]: Election inconclusiveness conundrum - Yakubu Mohammed

[Opinion]: Election inconclusiveness conundrum - Yakubu Mohammed

27 March 2019
Election materials. With the 2019 general elections substantially behind us, except for the plethora of litigations that may naturally arise, worried Nigerian patriots must now address their minds to what…
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Success and the dividends of stubbornness - Eugene Enahoro

Success and the dividends of stubbornness - Eugene Enahoro

26 March 2019
It’s difficult not to fall in love with success whether it’s in the form of the literal meaning of the word or in the form of 7-year old Miss Success…
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[Opinion] Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future - Maimuna Salam

[Opinion] Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future - Maimuna Salam

26 March 2019
The greatest challenge facing the democratic process in Nigeria, as in most developing nations, has to do with management of the post-election transition process. The political tension and acrimony between…
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Theresa May is effectively gone. She is a leader in name only - Michael Heseltine

Theresa May is effectively gone. She is a leader in name only - Michael Heseltine

25 March 2019
This is a national humiliation, made in Britain, made by Brexit. And the prime minister has no control over events. Brexit is the biggest peacetime crisis we have faced and…
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Nigeria has failed to learn from its horrific civil war -Eromo Egbejule

Nigeria has failed to learn from its horrific civil war -Eromo Egbejule

08 July 2017
In 2006, my freshman year at the University of Nigeria, a random adventure on campus led me to discover what many believe to be the forgotten transmitter of Radio Biafra,…
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Maitama Sule: Curtain calls for a colossus –Vanguard Editorial

Maitama Sule: Curtain calls for a colossus –Vanguard Editorial

07 July 2017
The death of front-line nationalist, politician and diplomat, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians across the country. The erudite and respected elder statesman died on…
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Abiola Irele: A tribute to the Master - Odia Ofeimun

Abiola Irele: A tribute to the Master - Odia Ofeimun

07 July 2017
In 1986, a tribe of Nigerian writers, journalists and academics were in Stockholm to celebrate the award of the first…
Use of soldiers for police work -Vanguard Editorial

Use of soldiers for police work -Vanguard Editorial

06 July 2017
It is very worrisome that nineteen years into our renascent democracy, the presence of the Army in the lives of…
Abiola Irele: Adieu to a magnificent, lovely man - Femi Osofisan

Abiola Irele: Adieu to a magnificent, lovely man - Femi Osofisan

05 July 2017
It just doesn’t seem the right moment for him to go. But then when exactly is the right moment for…
Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

05 July 2017
Many would have thought and indeed have asked me repeatedly why I had not celebrated Pat Utomi since I started…
Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East(2) - Femi Fani-Kayode

Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East(2) - Femi Fani-Kayode

05 July 2017
Those from outside Igboland that say that they do not want Biafra have missed the point. It is for the…
Restructuring: Bait used by political elites to gain power in 2019- Agbakoba 

Restructuring: Bait used by political elites to gain power in 2019- Agbakoba 

05 July 2017
Former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), on Tuesday described recent calls for restructuring as a…
Buhari’s absence and governance issues -Tribune Editorial

Buhari’s absence and governance issues -Tribune Editorial

05 July 2017
THE continuing absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country on medical vacation in London should ordinarily not be a…
Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East - Femi Fani-Kayode

Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East - Femi Fani-Kayode

04 July 2017
Let me make this abundantly clear right from the outset. I love and respect Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader…
Tribute to Abiola Irele (1936 - 2017) - Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́

Tribute to Abiola Irele (1936 - 2017) - Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́

04 July 2017
Resilient eminence are the two words that come to mind for me I as rush this short tribute for Professor…
Beyond euphoria of Evans’ capture – Daily Trust Editorial

Beyond euphoria of Evans’ capture – Daily Trust Editorial

29 June 2017
The capture of kidnap kingpin Chukwuduben George Onwuamadike [aka Evans)] on June 10, 2017 has altered the perception of the…
Restructuring - Pius Adesanmi

Restructuring - Pius Adesanmi

29 June 2017
Nigerians are all talking about restructuring. Now, that is funny. There are two types of Nigerians: those in government and…
Confederation is the solution - Tola Adeniyi

Confederation is the solution - Tola Adeniyi

29 June 2017
Former Governor of Ogun State the late veteran Journalist Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo was a most vocal canvasser for a…
My mother was a good woman - Tunji Olaopa

My mother was a good woman - Tunji Olaopa

29 June 2017
To every child, at least at the very beginning of childhood, the parents are like gods and heroes. It is…
Still on Evans: Ghana must go cartoon, June 29 - Leadership

Still on Evans: Ghana must go cartoon, June 29 - Leadership

29 June 2017
Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, on Wednesday, filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High…
Ekiti 2018: Can Fayose record an encore? - Bola Bolawole

Ekiti 2018: Can Fayose record an encore? - Bola Bolawole

28 June 2017
We are quite familiar with the hypothetical question of ‘what is in a name?’ Some would argue that there is…
The confessional songs of Evans - Blessing Akinsehinwa

The confessional songs of Evans - Blessing Akinsehinwa

28 June 2017
On Saturday the 10th Day of June, 2017, the airways were serenaded with the news of the arrest and capture…
No basis to hike electricity tariff –Vanguard Editorial

No basis to hike electricity tariff –Vanguard Editorial

28 June 2017
In a country where electricity supply has permanently been abysmally poor and most consumers provide their own power supply, it…
NERC and DisCos’ reluctance to meter customers -Punch Editorial

NERC and DisCos’ reluctance to meter customers -Punch Editorial

27 June 2017
In an uncharacteristically tough measure, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission issued a directive recently exempting maximum demand customers that were…
Political correctness by Nigeria’s elites fuels secessionist agitations -Ojo Maduekwe

Political correctness by Nigeria’s elites fuels secessionist agitations -Ojo Maduekwe

26 June 2017
In many ways, the elites (especially those who hold political office) in Nigeria are the country’s problem. They not only…
The end of Ramadan-This Day Editorial

The end of Ramadan-This Day Editorial

26 June 2017
There is need to continue to champion the cause of the needy and the less privileged in the society After…
Madam Carol Eno Effiong: A case of justice on its ugly head - Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

Madam Carol Eno Effiong: A case of justice on its ugly head - Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

26 June 2017
Madam Carol Eno Effiong, is a widow and a retired nurse. She packaged her little pension and gratuity and partook…
Whether we like it or not, restructuring is inevitable – Rear Admiral Mike Onah (retd)

Whether we like it or not, restructuring is inevitable – Rear Admiral Mike Onah (retd)

25 June 2017
It has been 18 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria. How do you assess the growth of democracy against the…
Restructuring Nigeria without tears –Simon Kolawole

Restructuring Nigeria without tears –Simon Kolawole

25 June 2017
Something is wrong with anybody who says there is nothing wrong with Nigeria. We all seem to agree that something…
‘Daddy, I’ll be a pilot!’ and he was only 4 years old -Femi Adesina

‘Daddy, I’ll be a pilot!’ and he was only 4 years old -Femi Adesina

24 June 2017
Be careful what you dream about, it may well come to pass. Oluwatobi is my firstborn, “my might, and the…
Of Evans, policing and social rot -Tribune Editorial

Of Evans, policing and social rot -Tribune Editorial

24 June 2017
IF the recent arrest of 36-year-old Chukwududimeme Onuamadike, also known as Evans, a despicable high-profile kidnapper, drew any mixed feelings…
The evil of media trial - NIG 

The evil of media trial - NIG 

23 June 2017
There is need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to guide against whipping up public sentiments against judicial officers whenever…
Kechi Okwuchi: Transcending  trauma - The Nation Editorial

Kechi Okwuchi: Transcending trauma - The Nation Editorial

23 June 2017
In a world dominated by multiple manifestations of human weakness, it is truly inspiring to see an individual rise above…
Paris Club loan refund-The Nation Editorial

Paris Club loan refund-The Nation Editorial

20 June 2017
THE decision of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to employ the next tranche of payment from the London-Paris Club loan…
Morocco’s Ecowas gambit –Sun Editorial

Morocco’s Ecowas gambit –Sun Editorial

20 June 2017
WE commend the Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) for its timely warning on Morocco’s bid to install…
Coup d'etat is possible anywhere - Tola Adeniyi

Coup d'etat is possible anywhere - Tola Adeniyi

20 June 2017
Who says coup d’état is not possible in Nigeria or anywhere for that matter? Let no one delude themselves and…
The welfare of Police Families -ThisDay Editorial

The welfare of Police Families -ThisDay Editorial

20 June 2017
The police must be well provided for With the manner in which contributions have flowed into the GoFundMe account opened…
The power sector challenge –ThisDay Editorial

The power sector challenge –ThisDay Editorial

19 June 2017
Electricity shortages should be addressed in a holistic manner After four years of privatisation, majority of Nigerians have come to…
A strange word from Pastor Moshood Ifayemiwo and my response to him  - Femi Fani-Kayode

A strange word from Pastor Moshood Ifayemiwo and my response to him - Femi Fani-Kayode

18 June 2017
"I have never met Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode in my life, but have read some of his write-ups in the papers.…
New Nigeria needs new Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

New Nigeria needs new Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

18 June 2017
In a “side bar” article I wrote years ago, I noted that the then central bank governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo,…
The Igbo nation: Are we truly marginalised? - Nicky Okoye

The Igbo nation: Are we truly marginalised? - Nicky Okoye

17 June 2017
So, a young man was given access to a microphone, on a radio station and then he started spreading a…
Nigeria at the Buhari crossroads - Opeyemi Agbaje

Nigeria at the Buhari crossroads - Opeyemi Agbaje

16 June 2017
It is mid-way through the expected four year tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari and rather than celebration, there is uncertainty…
Kidnapping: End of ‘Evans the Terrible’-Punch Editorial

Kidnapping: End of ‘Evans the Terrible’-Punch Editorial

16 June 2017
AFTER a long-drawn-out escapade, the long arm of the law has finally caught up with a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike.…
Biafra, quit notice and all that nonsense - Azu Ishiekwene

Biafra, quit notice and all that nonsense - Azu Ishiekwene

16 June 2017
For nearly two weeks now the entire news space has been filled with what a LEADERSHIP editorial correctly described as…
JUNE 12: Jettisoning the tribal sentiments - Samuel Alfred

JUNE 12: Jettisoning the tribal sentiments - Samuel Alfred

15 June 2017
June 12 cannot be forgotten in a hurry. The events that played out still baffle a lot of bystanders and…
What about Father's day - Ajoke Abiodun

What about Father's day - Ajoke Abiodun

15 June 2017
According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers…
Senate and the anti-graft law -This Day Editorial

Senate and the anti-graft law -This Day Editorial

15 June 2017
The executive bill passed by the Senate will help in tracking down corrupt elements The Senate recently passed a bill…
A footnote to Saraki's victory - Pius Adesanmi

A footnote to Saraki's victory - Pius Adesanmi

15 June 2017
Hearty and warm congratulations to Senate President Bukola Saraki, who has, once again, earned a commendable victory over the people…
Amber Rose, feminism and naked self-promotion - Charli Casey

Amber Rose, feminism and naked self-promotion - Charli Casey

13 June 2017
As a feminist, it was quite a surprise to see Amber Rose showing the world her lady garden as I…
​The EFCC raiding of The Sun newspaper is irresponsible - Femi Fani-Kayode​

​The EFCC raiding of The Sun newspaper is irresponsible - Femi Fani-Kayode​

12 June 2017
The raiding of the Sun Newspaper by agents of the EFCC was barbaric and irresponsible. It was nothing but a…
Labor markets in the age of automation - Laura Tyson

Labor markets in the age of automation - Laura Tyson

12 June 2017
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are powering a new wave of automation, with machines matching or outperforming humans in…
The quit notice to Igbo in the North-Tribune Editorial

The quit notice to Igbo in the North-Tribune Editorial

12 June 2017
ON Tuesday, June 6, Nigeria’s fragile ethnic relations witnessed yet another deadly blow. Fifteen groups of youths from the northern…
Restructuring: Malami is wide off the mark –Punch Editorial

Restructuring: Malami is wide off the mark –Punch Editorial

12 June 2017
MOST of the fashionable arguments on Nigeria’s federalism are vague, self-serving, top-down and retrogressive, especially when top government officials are…
The challenge before Nigeria –This Day Editorial

The challenge before Nigeria –This Day Editorial

12 June 2017
The government should take the lead in instituting social policies that would discourage recourse to violence. The mid-term of the…
Time to check secessionists and extremists - Daily Trust Editorial

Time to check secessionists and extremists - Daily Trust Editorial

11 June 2017
The so-called ultimatum issued by some Northern youth groups to Igbos residing in Northern Nigeria to quit and return home…
NIGERIA: What's God got to do with it? - Femi Fani-Kayode

NIGERIA: What's God got to do with it? - Femi Fani-Kayode

10 June 2017
"Our country is about people that God put together"- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, 8th June 2017. I am sorry Mr.…
AWO: 30 years after the Colossus passed on - Folu Olamiti

AWO: 30 years after the Colossus passed on - Folu Olamiti

10 June 2017
Saturday, May 9, 1987. The day broke, like any other day. There was no premonition of anything earth-shaking. No foreboding.…
The NDDC’s N423bn scam -Tribune Editorial

The NDDC’s N423bn scam -Tribune Editorial

10 June 2017
THE country was scandalised to learn recently from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, that the bulk of…
OF CYNTHIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PERILS –This Day Editorial

OF CYNTHIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PERILS –This Day Editorial

09 June 2017
The social media holds great promise and grave perils After a trial that lasted almost five years, the Facebook friends…
Refineries concession: Let global operators step in - Punch Editorial

Refineries concession: Let global operators step in - Punch Editorial

08 June 2017
REASON has finally prevailed with the Federal Government’s decision to concession the country’s four ailing refineries. August is the deadline;…
This time around the Igbo are not alone - Femi Fani-Kayode

This time around the Igbo are not alone - Femi Fani-Kayode

08 June 2017
The Northern youths must be warned and told in very clear terms. This is not 1966. Any pogrom or slaughter…
Stop this nonsense, now! - Vanguard Editorial

Stop this nonsense, now! - Vanguard Editorial

08 June 2017
Periods of social anomie open opportunities for delinquents to thrive in society. And so Nigerians discovered on Tuesday, June 6,…
President Trump should stop tweeting. Now.-Paul Musgrave

President Trump should stop tweeting. Now.-Paul Musgrave

08 June 2017
Presidents have long been able to reach vast audiences by radio, television and, more recently, the Internet. But Donald Trump…
The bloody primary in Lagos

The bloody primary in Lagos

08 June 2017
ORDINARILY, a primary election ought to showcase the culture of discipline and organisational ability of a political party. This is…
To avert youth anger – The Nation Editorial Board

To avert youth anger – The Nation Editorial Board

08 June 2017
•We need a radical redistribution of resources It is perhaps the policy-makers’ worst nightmare: What to do about the hundreds…
Osinbajo: Preacher, professor and politician - Akin Osuntokun

Osinbajo: Preacher, professor and politician - Akin Osuntokun

03 June 2017
The dominant theme (apologies for those professorial sounding words) of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s stewardship is ‘compromise and healing’. I…
Who killed Isiaka Adeleke? - Abiodun Komolafe

Who killed Isiaka Adeleke? - Abiodun Komolafe

02 June 2017
“This thing of being a hero, about the main thing, is to know when to die. Prolonged death has ruined…
Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra and the false premise - Femi Fani-Kayode

Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra and the false premise - Femi Fani-Kayode

01 June 2017
In a short contribution titled "Biafra Without Our Consent?" which appears to have gone viral on social media, a social…
Biafra at 50….We are the problem - Kalu Onuma

Biafra at 50….We are the problem - Kalu Onuma

31 May 2017
“No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of…
An Ode to Biafra at 50 and Nigeria's inconvenient truth - Femi Fani-Kayode

An Ode to Biafra at 50 and Nigeria's inconvenient truth - Femi Fani-Kayode

30 May 2017
"O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise! Let the chains of subjugation be broken, let the yoke of…
Nigeria's missing President- Eric Joyce

Nigeria's missing President- Eric Joyce

27 May 2017
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, was last seen by people other than his own staff in early May. According to his…
JAMB: The prize of fighting an established cartel- Zainab Suleiman Okino

JAMB: The prize of fighting an established cartel- Zainab Suleiman Okino

24 May 2017
When a form of internal house cleaning mechanism took place (and is still going on) at the Joint Admission and…
High time for new political parties -Oseghale Erahodu

High time for new political parties -Oseghale Erahodu

24 May 2017
To say the average Nigerian has lost all hope and confidence in the democratic dispensation is stating the obvious. Bad…
What is your class of degree? - Niyi Akinnaso

What is your class of degree? - Niyi Akinnaso

23 May 2017
Nigeria revels in incongruities and contradictions. Government after government touts education as a critical factor in national development but only…
My trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling - Folu Olamiti

My trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling - Folu Olamiti

21 May 2017
I’m a Christian, a firm believer in God and His majestic power to order the affairs of man on this…
The language of slaves - Femi Fani-Kayode

The language of slaves - Femi Fani-Kayode

20 May 2017
The most difficult challenge that Nigerians face is not the hegemony of the Hausa Fulani ruling class but the ignorance…
What’s a life worth in Nigeria?’ -Biodun Ogungbo

What’s a life worth in Nigeria?’ -Biodun Ogungbo

19 May 2017
Somewhere in Nigeria. A trailer fell on a woman. It crushed her legs. She was still alive. But in severe…
Revenge of the older woman - Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Revenge of the older woman - Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

16 May 2017
When Emmanuel Macron, the President-elect of France, won his election in a landslide on May 7th 2017, much of the…
Junaid Mohammed's bunkum and the final battle for Nigeria's independence- Femi Fani-Kayode

Junaid Mohammed's bunkum and the final battle for Nigeria's independence- Femi Fani-Kayode

16 May 2017
"If anything happens to Buhari the north will insist on being in power till 2027...those who see Buhari as their…
Non-custodial sentencing and criminal justice administration - Blessing Akinsehinwa

Non-custodial sentencing and criminal justice administration - Blessing Akinsehinwa

11 May 2017
JThe Webster’s New World Law Dictionary defines a non custodial sentence as ‘a criminal sentence served elsewhere than in a…
Osinbajo is the Acting President of Nigeria, simpliciter- Inibehe Effiong

Osinbajo is the Acting President of Nigeria, simpliciter- Inibehe Effiong

10 May 2017
The written declaration or letter transmitted to the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives…
Five reasons why Macron won the French election

Five reasons why Macron won the French election

08 May 2017
Emmanuel Macron has triggered a political earthquake in French politics. A year ago, he was a member of the government…
The options before President Buhari -Simon Kolawole

The options before President Buhari -Simon Kolawole

07 May 2017
If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in a sarcastic and…
Deepening uncertainty over Buhari’s health - Punch Editorial Board

Deepening uncertainty over Buhari’s health - Punch Editorial Board

04 May 2017
The raging controversy over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari is a repeat nightmare Nigerians do not deserve. For…
Is CBN defending the naira or dollar?-  Henry Boyo

Is CBN defending the naira or dollar?- Henry Boyo

01 May 2017
“As I speak to you, our external reserves stand above $31bn, and that provides us with enough fire power to…
Reporter’s Diary: My encounter with Buhari’s Chief Security Officer - Lekan Adetayo

Reporter’s Diary: My encounter with Buhari’s Chief Security Officer - Lekan Adetayo

25 April 2017
Shortly after I arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday morning, I received a message that the Chief Security…
Emir Sanusi and other truth speakers - Abimbola Adelakun

Emir Sanusi and other truth speakers - Abimbola Adelakun

20 April 2017
In the past few months, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is a man reborn; from what he says…
Riding on the runway - Olusegun Adeniyi

Riding on the runway - Olusegun Adeniyi

20 April 2017
For a government that thrives on propaganda, it is just as well that the operatives of the Muhammadu Buhari administration…
The sound and fury of Ango Abdullahi and the mendacities of Tanko Yakasai - Femi Fani-Kayode

The sound and fury of Ango Abdullahi and the mendacities of Tanko Yakasai - Femi Fani-Kayode

19 April 2017
Professor Ango Abdullahi is the spokesman and de facto leader of the Northern Elders Forum. His notorious mendacities and constant…
Yemi Ogunbiyi: Mr. Activity at 70 - Chidi Amuta

Yemi Ogunbiyi: Mr. Activity at 70 - Chidi Amuta

19 April 2017
Dele Giwa and the Lagos media crowd made a rowdy and disruptive late entrance. It was a dinner party at…
The technocrats and the demagogues- Sina Odugbemi

The technocrats and the demagogues- Sina Odugbemi

17 April 2017
To recap and settle our terms, the populist demagogues now emerging as leaders of governments around the world have a…
Is Nigeria being punished by God? -Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Is Nigeria being punished by God? -Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

13 April 2017
The recent meningitis outbreak, which has so far claimed almost 450 lives in Nigeria's north, may have exposed one of…
Biafra: The march of ethnic nationalists and a friendly warning to the French and British Ambassadors - Femi Fani-Kayode

Biafra: The march of ethnic nationalists and a friendly warning to the French and British Ambassadors - Femi Fani-Kayode

08 April 2017
In 1941 during the course of the Second World War, the most famous alumna of my old school Harrow and…
Dangote is 60 - Leadership editors

Dangote is 60 - Leadership editors

08 April 2017
Fortune, it is said, favours the brave. That may be said of the man Aliko Dangote a multi-billionaire who became…
I hope my daughters don't go to college — here are the 15 skills I want them to learn on their own instead - James Altucher

I hope my daughters don't go to college — here are the 15 skills I want them to learn on their own instead - James Altucher

07 April 2017
This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school. I offered my oldest the very prestigious “Altucher…
Be Very Careful Before Beating the War Drums in Syria - David French

Be Very Careful Before Beating the War Drums in Syria - David French

07 April 2017
War has consequences. Callous incompetence has consequences. The world is watching those consequences unfold in Syria today. No one can…
The shame of a diminished senate - Louis Odion

The shame of a diminished senate - Louis Odion

06 April 2017
Increasingly obsessed with sleaze and scandals, it is unknown how many of our conniving senators still have the presence of…
Muhammadu Buhari: A legacy of sorrow, carnage, tragedy and affliction - Femi Fani-Kayode

Muhammadu Buhari: A legacy of sorrow, carnage, tragedy and affliction - Femi Fani-Kayode

05 April 2017
Four hundred people were killed by meningitis in our country in the last few days. Twenty two girls were abducted…
The story of Dino of ABU -Azu Ishiekwene

The story of Dino of ABU -Azu Ishiekwene

02 April 2017
We’re in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t…
On Dino Melaye, the Senate’s job is not done -Abimbola Adelakun

On Dino Melaye, the Senate’s job is not done -Abimbola Adelakun

02 April 2017
In the same national universe where senators stood down the Residential Electoral Commissioners’ confirmation hearing; where the Senate President, Bukola…
The Nigerian Senate, one sitting, one trouble -Simbo Olorunfemi

The Nigerian Senate, one sitting, one trouble -Simbo Olorunfemi

02 April 2017
"You campaign in poetry and govern in prose," Mario Cuomo once said. In Nigeria, we campaign in Fuji and govern…
Open letter to the Indian Prime Minister -Ahmed Sule

Open letter to the Indian Prime Minister -Ahmed Sule

02 April 2017
Dear Prime Minister Modi, Please Stop The Hate Crimes Against Africans Residing In India. As the most influential Indian at…
The judicial politics of Nigerian dominance and its impact in post-1997 Gambia - Emmanuel Nkea

The judicial politics of Nigerian dominance and its impact in post-1997 Gambia - Emmanuel Nkea

02 April 2017
Generally, strong democratic institutions and transparent legal procedures are vital to the rule of law, judicial independence and political governance.…
Fiddling while Rome burns- Simon Kolawole

Fiddling while Rome burns- Simon Kolawole

02 April 2017
My wife lost her cousin last week. She suddenly started gasping for breath, so it was a clear case of…
The false binary between Saraki and Buhari - Farooq Kperogi

The false binary between Saraki and Buhari - Farooq Kperogi

31 March 2017
What’s all these annoyingly false Manichean binaries people are erecting between an “evil” National Assembly and a “benign” Aso Rock!…
The enemy within and the cold-blooded threat from Arewa (2) - Femi Fani-Kayode

The enemy within and the cold-blooded threat from Arewa (2) - Femi Fani-Kayode

31 March 2017
Apart from Afenifere, the OPC and a number of noble and courageous elders and leaders hardly anyone else from the…
The mighty powers of Saraki the Great- Jibrin Ibrahim

The mighty powers of Saraki the Great- Jibrin Ibrahim

31 March 2017
As a student of politics, I find the huge powers accumulated and constantly expressed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki…
The enemy within and the cold-blooded threat from Arewa (1) - Femi Fani-Kayode

The enemy within and the cold-blooded threat from Arewa (1) - Femi Fani-Kayode

29 March 2017
On March 28th a hitherto unknown northern group known as the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, through its spokesman, one Yerima…
‘Use what we make, make what we use’ -  Bola Tinubu

‘Use what we make, make what we use’ - Bola Tinubu

29 March 2017
Text of an address by former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu…
Buhari’s absence and dilemma of the media office - Festus Adedayo

Buhari’s absence and dilemma of the media office - Festus Adedayo

27 March 2017
Nigerians were afforded another rare opportunity to peer into the operational limitations of the presidential media office recently. Within the…
Futile scapegoating of Amnesty International - Idowu Akinlotan

Futile scapegoating of Amnesty International - Idowu Akinlotan

26 March 2017
ABUJA, the federal capital, swarms with all sorts of idle nongovernmental organisations and self-appointed civil society groups, many of them…
The sons, daughters of Ile Ife: Butchered, paraded, prisoners of war - Femi Fani-Kayode

The sons, daughters of Ile Ife: Butchered, paraded, prisoners of war - Femi Fani-Kayode

23 March 2017
Permit me to begin this contribution with an aside. The barbarians that launched a terror attack in Westminster, London yesterday…
When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe - Susan Rice

When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe - Susan Rice

22 March 2017
Last week, the British intelligence agency GCHQ took the rare step of debunking as “utterly ridiculous” the Trump administration’s insinuation…
Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70 - Edwin Madunagu

Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70 - Edwin Madunagu

21 March 2017
Our subject is known officially as Professor (Mrs) Bene Edwin Madunagu; but in the Nigerian Left she is simply Comrade…
For Zimbabwe's Mugabes, marriage is political and personal - Christopher Torchia

For Zimbabwe's Mugabes, marriage is political and personal - Christopher Torchia

18 March 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plucked her from the secretarial pool decades ago to become his wife. Now Grace Mugabe is…
Variety is the spice of a woman's life - Joke Omotayo

Variety is the spice of a woman's life - Joke Omotayo

18 March 2017
Variety is the spice of life. For many years, this seemingly innocuous idiom had been accepted as a maxim for…
Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo: A personal reminiscence - Tunde Olusunle

Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo: A personal reminiscence - Tunde Olusunle

17 March 2017
As phone call after phone call woke me up in the early hours of March 6, 2017, my gaze was…
How Nigerians obsess about life in the US - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

How Nigerians obsess about life in the US - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

17 March 2017
Nothing will stop Nigerians from aiming for America, writes novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. Not even the recent travel advisory by…
Tales by moonlight: Don Ruffy, the chocolate-loving Audu and five lessons- Abayomi Omotayo

Tales by moonlight: Don Ruffy, the chocolate-loving Audu and five lessons- Abayomi Omotayo

17 March 2017
NTA’s Tales by Moonlight should be a national treasure but unfortunately it has been trashed in the national trash can.…
Living with populism - Shlomo Ben-Ami

Living with populism - Shlomo Ben-Ami

13 March 2017
"We must educate our masters,” Robert Lowe, a British statesman, told colleagues after the passage of the Second Reform Act…
Call me a Buharist no more - Ope Banwo

Call me a Buharist no more - Ope Banwo

12 March 2017
Now that President Buhari has arrived safely from his indefinite leave of absence, I hereby resign as a Buharist (instead,…
‘O leader, while you were away...! -Bala Muhammad

‘O leader, while you were away...! -Bala Muhammad

12 March 2017
Again, we have cause to welcome back Our Leader, as we welcomed another leader more than seven years ago on…
Long road to recovery - Simon Kolawole

Long road to recovery - Simon Kolawole

12 March 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is back. Thank God. But seeing his pictures after his arrival on Friday morning shook me a…
The Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo Memorial Trust Fund - Sonala Olumhense

The Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo Memorial Trust Fund - Sonala Olumhense

12 March 2017
If you never met Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, who died last Sunday, you missed an exceptional human being. Anyone who knew him…
The dollar is your human right - Feyi Fawehinmi

The dollar is your human right - Feyi Fawehinmi

08 March 2017
A couple of weeks ago, the Central Bank of Nigeria provided an answer – a special rate of around N380…
Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo - Taiwo Obe

Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo - Taiwo Obe

06 March 2017
The book, Atiku-The Story of Atiku Abubakar, has the author’s name as Ojo Adinoyi. Unless, of course, you were familiar…
Propagandocracy and the Buhari Media Center - Farooq A. Kperogi

Propagandocracy and the Buhari Media Center - Farooq A. Kperogi

04 March 2017
The Buhari government is an absolute propagandocracy, that is, a government conducted by intentionally false and manipulative information. And this…
Beyond the Circus - Chidi Amuta

Beyond the Circus - Chidi Amuta

03 March 2017
We must quickly draw the line. Between a groundswell of sincere well wishes for a president on medical leave and…
Tribute to Obasanjo at 80 - Afe Babalola

Tribute to Obasanjo at 80 - Afe Babalola

03 March 2017
Nature and history have their peculiar ways of shaping the destiny of a man or a nation. For Chief Olusegun…
Olusegun Obasanjo at 80 - Olusegun Adeniyi

Olusegun Obasanjo at 80 - Olusegun Adeniyi

02 March 2017
Despite our own personal failings and inadequacies, we expect our leaders to do everything right—from finding solutions to complex problems…
Mimiko and the market of old wisdom - Dare Babarinsa

Mimiko and the market of old wisdom - Dare Babarinsa

01 March 2017
Last Friday’s event in Ondo State when former Governor Olusegun Mimiko passed the baton to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was of…
My job is to represent the United States, not the world- Donald Trump

My job is to represent the United States, not the world- Donald Trump

01 March 2017
US President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. Here is his…
Imprisonment in Nigeria: A Fate Worse than Death - Onikepo Braithwaite

Imprisonment in Nigeria: A Fate Worse than Death - Onikepo Braithwaite

28 February 2017
Death Penalty On February 14th, 2017, we featured Olawale Fapohunda and Chino Obiagwu, who are against the death penalty generally,…
Osinbajo and those who ‘run to London’ -Niran Adedokun

Osinbajo and those who ‘run to London’ -Niran Adedokun

28 February 2017
Let the Presidency say whatever it will, those who think they love President Muhammadu Buhari more than all of us…
PDP’s destruction: Highway to new mega party? - Bolanle Bolawole

PDP’s destruction: Highway to new mega party? - Bolanle Bolawole

27 February 2017
The Court of Appeal split decision that affirmed Modu Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…
How to combat Spiritual attacks -Tony Ogunlowo

How to combat Spiritual attacks -Tony Ogunlowo

27 February 2017
I’ve spent a lifetime fending off spiritual attacks from family, friends and people I don’t even know. Thank God I’m…
The civil servant in recession and inflation-  Muhammad Ajah

The civil servant in recession and inflation- Muhammad Ajah

27 February 2017
HOW are civil servants coping with life under recession and high inflation? Today, there are public servants whose monthly salary…
Tinubu and the paths once travelled - Debo Adesina

Tinubu and the paths once travelled - Debo Adesina

27 February 2017
As All Progressives Congress governments at all levels in many places, not all, strike a pitiable or pitiful sight, it…
‘Our worst enemies seem to be the press’ - Lasisi Olagunju

‘Our worst enemies seem to be the press’ - Lasisi Olagunju

27 February 2017
"The people who cover the president know him the least. People ask me all the time, ‘What’s he like?’ As…
Can’t Fight Xenophobia with Xenophobia - Simon Kolawole

Can’t Fight Xenophobia with Xenophobia - Simon Kolawole

26 February 2017
Something unNigerian happened in Abuja on Thursday: protesters vandalised an MTN office in an apparent reprisal mission over the perennial…
Why I fell out with Tinubu - Kofo Bucknor-Akerele

Why I fell out with Tinubu - Kofo Bucknor-Akerele

25 February 2017
State governors in the South Western part of the country have been advised to take measures to protect lives and…
Why Osinbajo is succeeding where Buhari failed - Farooq Kperogi

Why Osinbajo is succeeding where Buhari failed - Farooq Kperogi

25 February 2017
There finally seems to be some movement in the country. A new life has been infused into the country. There…
We should be patient with president’s health - Buhari's former physician

We should be patient with president’s health - Buhari's former physician

25 February 2017
Professor Sadiq Suleiman Wali is 76, and he was Chief Physician to five former heads of state, namely General Muhammadu…
The evolution of Yemi Osinbajo - Jideofor Adibe

The evolution of Yemi Osinbajo - Jideofor Adibe

24 February 2017
Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been receiving deserved kudos for the way he has been holding forte since Buhari…
Buhari: R for Respect, R for Resignation - Pius Adesanmi

Buhari: R for Respect, R for Resignation - Pius Adesanmi

24 February 2017
Recently, Justin Trudeau was in the province of Quebec for a townhall meeting with citizens. He has been holding townhalls…
Why is President Buhari still in London? - Martin Patience

Why is President Buhari still in London? - Martin Patience

23 February 2017
As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series…
The future of public stealing - Dare Babarinsa

The future of public stealing - Dare Babarinsa

23 February 2017
One of the conventions since 1998 is that those who will vie for or be appointed into high public offices…
The future of Africa- Femi Komolafe

The future of Africa- Femi Komolafe

23 February 2017
The current population of Africa, according to the United Nations, is 1.1 billion, which is about 16 per cent of…
Emir Sanusi's poor man one wife policy - Ayoola Imran

Emir Sanusi's poor man one wife policy - Ayoola Imran

22 February 2017
Marriage is a legal institution established to promote love, care and tranquility. It's also the best and legal channel for…
The French

The French "Invasion" of Nigeria by proxy -Richard Murphy

22 February 2017
Nigeria has indeed seen tough times, tough times that have lasted over six years, with accompanying wanton destruction of lives…
Is Dolapo Osinbajo also acting First Lady? - Bola Bolawole

Is Dolapo Osinbajo also acting First Lady? - Bola Bolawole

22 February 2017
If Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is acting president, it stands to reason that his wife, Dolapo, should also be acting First…
5 lies the world tells entrepreneurs about how to succeed - Ron Shah

5 lies the world tells entrepreneurs about how to succeed - Ron Shah

22 February 2017
It's common knowledge that 90 percent of startups die. So what do the 10 percent have that the 90 percent…
If we’re going to play God with gene editing, we’ve got to ask some moral questions - Christine Emba

If we’re going to play God with gene editing, we’ve got to ask some moral questions - Christine Emba

22 February 2017
"We are as gods and we might as well get good at it.” So wrote futurist Stewart Brand in the…