[OPINION] The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World - Nic Cheeseman

[OPINION] The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World - Nic Cheeseman

04 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic might not disrupt politics in wealthy Western democracies, but it is likely to unleash political instability—and even regime change—in developing countries already suffering from an economic crisis.…
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[OPINION] For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power - Selam Gebrekidan

[OPINION] For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power - Selam Gebrekidan

04 April 2020
Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? In Hungary, the prime minister can now rule by…
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[OPINION] A Lady Called Corona and the Future of Nigeria - Femi Fani-Kayode:

[OPINION] A Lady Called Corona and the Future of Nigeria - Femi Fani-Kayode:

04 April 2020
n view of the Covid-19 scourge this is the time for us to look within, to pray to our God, to gather our strength and to preach love, unity and…
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[OPINION] How Terrorist Groups Will Try to Capitalize on the Coronavirus Crisis - Mia Bloom

[OPINION] How Terrorist Groups Will Try to Capitalize on the Coronavirus Crisis - Mia Bloom

04 April 2020
Extremists from across the political spectrum have been exploiting COVID-19. Violent extremists capitalize on a crisis: These events open up the political space for them to fill with misinformation or…
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[OPINION] Threats to Democracy Spread with the Virus, We Must Keep Both in Check - Melissa Hooper

[OPINION] Threats to Democracy Spread with the Virus, We Must Keep Both in Check - Melissa Hooper

04 April 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread to all regions of the world, we have begun to see governments respond predictably to the threat by agitating for increased authority. The worst…
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[OPINION] Coronavirus, your days are numbered - Ehi Braimah

[OPINION] Coronavirus, your days are numbered - Ehi Braimah

04 April 2020
The fear of the unknown is looming large all over the world because coronavirus is trending as front page news for the wrong reasons. People are dying every day due…
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[OPINION] Time to Rethink and Reset - Anthony Kila

[OPINION] Time to Rethink and Reset - Anthony Kila

03 April 2020
Epistles of Anthony Kila Today’s epistle is not addressed to any named individual but to all of us so that each of us can take this time to rethink and…
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[OPINION] 5 rules of engagement in the 3rd world war - JFK Abiona.

[OPINION] 5 rules of engagement in the 3rd world war - JFK Abiona.

02 April 2020
The battle is on. Covic-19 is the invading army and humanity is the opponent. The army generals using Covic-19 as their foot soldiers are all major stakeholders in the IT…
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[OPINION] COVID-19 and the Mark of the Beast - Femi Fani-Kayode

[OPINION] COVID-19 and the Mark of the Beast - Femi Fani-Kayode

02 April 2020
“Between 100,000 to 240,000 people will be killed by Covid 19 in America if we take the right measures but if we do not take the right measures up to…
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[OPINION] COVID-19 Lockdown: Poor masses and their empty stomachs - Dr. F.F. Shaba

[OPINION] COVID-19 Lockdown: Poor masses and their empty stomachs - Dr. F.F. Shaba

01 April 2020
President Muhamamdu Buhari addressed the nation on 29 March and mapped out the plans of the government to curb the Coronavirus in Nigeria. With over 800,000 reported cases and almost…
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[OPINION] What’s to Be Done about the Pandemic? - Kayode Komolafe

[OPINION] What’s to Be Done about the Pandemic? - Kayode Komolafe

01 April 2020
It is axiomatic that in the raging global war against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), each country is a battle front.The leadership in each country constitutes the command structure that is…
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[OPINION] Between Covid And Constitutional Encroachment -  Wole Soyinka

[OPINION] Between Covid And Constitutional Encroachment - Wole Soyinka

30 March 2020
Constitutional lawyers and our elected representatives should kindly step into this and educate us, mere lay minds. The worst development I can conceive is to have a situation where rational…
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[OPINION] Thoughts on the Present and Future State of Nigeria - Samuel Akinnuga

[OPINION] Thoughts on the Present and Future State of Nigeria - Samuel Akinnuga

30 March 2020
The world all over, the biggest conversation is on how to combat the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In almost 200 countries affected by the outbreak, sedulous efforts are being made…
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[OPINION] The conversation plan is enigmatic. Tweak it, Mr. President - Afeez Odunoye

[OPINION] The conversation plan is enigmatic. Tweak it, Mr. President - Afeez Odunoye

29 March 2020
It opens this way. The Nigerian Presidency thrives on a grand form of mystery that sets it apart from the chain of presidencies we have experienced these past decades. Today,…
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[OPINION] COVID-19: A critical appraisal - Kayode Ajulo

[OPINION] COVID-19: A critical appraisal - Kayode Ajulo

29 March 2020
[1]Section 35(1)(e) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) permits the right to liberty of persons who have contracted any infectious or contagious diseases to be restricted by the government. [2]Anyone…
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[OPINION] COVID-19: A preventable adversity we welcome - Dauda Taoheed

[OPINION] COVID-19: A preventable adversity we welcome - Dauda Taoheed

28 March 2020
COVID-19 otherwise known as Coronavirus in Wuhan County, started in part of China territorial division in December 2019. The home-grown province sows the devilish seed, undesirably, but collectively and optimally…
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[OPINION] COVID-19: The Nigerian ‘Big Man’ and Stigmatisation - Mariam Mohammed Maktoub

[OPINION] COVID-19: The Nigerian ‘Big Man’ and Stigmatisation - Mariam Mohammed Maktoub

28 March 2020
We not only live in interesting times, but very delicate one at that. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus and its pandemic status by the World Health Organisation (WHO) it…
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[OPINION] Feast of the Passover - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION] Feast of the Passover - Akin Osuntokun

28 March 2020
In my present state of lockdown and shutdown in metropolitan Europe, I’m reminded of the days of our childhood in Ekiti. In the near term, society lockdown has been the…
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[OPINION] Abuja people and their lack of straight walk - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] Abuja people and their lack of straight walk - Dele Momodu

28 March 2020
Fellow Nigerians, what a dramatic week in our Federal Capital, Abuja! We suddenly woke up to the most unusual headline: BUHARI TESTS NEGATIVE, ABBA KYARI TESTS POSITIVE. Whaaat, I screamed.…
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[OPINION] If Covid-19 is not beaten in Africa it will return to haunt the world - Abiy Ahmed

[OPINION] If Covid-19 is not beaten in Africa it will return to haunt the world - Abiy Ahmed

28 March 2020
Only a global victory can end this pandemic, not a temporary rich countries’ win There is a major flaw in the strategy to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Advanced economies…
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[OPINION] Regulations to combat covid-19 cannot be enforced without legal backing - Femi Falana

[OPINION] Regulations to combat covid-19 cannot be enforced without legal backing - Femi Falana

27 March 2020
Out of frustration, the Federal Government has threatened to deal with religious and political leaders who have been flouting the measures put in place to contain the coronavarius pandemic. According…
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[OPINION] JAMB 2020: Matters arising - Bola Bolawole

[OPINION] JAMB 2020: Matters arising - Bola Bolawole

27 March 2020
It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration…
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[OPINION] The fear of Coronavirus…. - Isyaku Dikko

[OPINION] The fear of Coronavirus…. - Isyaku Dikko

26 March 2020
In his popular song in the 70’s, titled ‘Atomic Bomb’, William Onyeabor asked, “America, do you ever think this world is yours?”. He answered the question in what was considered…
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[OPINION] Coronavirus alert and Nigeria - Sam Agha Egwu

[OPINION] Coronavirus alert and Nigeria - Sam Agha Egwu

26 March 2020
It is impossible that only few cases are in Nigeria. From evidence in other countries, we can boldly project, statistically, that we should have hundreds now, and with so much…
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[OPINION] Encounter with Rakiya Atta Scott - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] Encounter with Rakiya Atta Scott - Olusegun Adeniyi

26 March 2020
Northern politicians had just concluded their meeting in Lagos with the Chief Minister of pre-independent Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. A few were now gathered in the office of the…
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[OPINION] Time to Organise, not Agonise - Issa Aremu

[OPINION] Time to Organise, not Agonise - Issa Aremu

26 March 2020
The global narrative of the cause and management of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19 is riddled with multiple meanings: they range from metaphysical to the scientific, the epistemological to the pedestrian, conspiratorial…
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[OPINION] War: How's this for a rehearsal? - ETIM ETIM

[OPINION] War: How's this for a rehearsal? - ETIM ETIM

26 March 2020
I said in my last article that the outbreak of this pandemic is like a war. But no single shot is fired. For those who have been shouting 'war, war",…
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[OPINION] A New York Doctor’s Coronavirus Warning: The Sky Is Falling - Cornelia Griggs

[OPINION] A New York Doctor’s Coronavirus Warning: The Sky Is Falling - Cornelia Griggs

26 March 2020
I’ve had hard conversations this week. “Look me in the eye,” I said to my neighbor Karen, who was spiraling to a dark place in her mind. “I make this…
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[OPINION] Why Nigeria’s transportation sector should be the hub for global investments - Festus Okotie

[OPINION] Why Nigeria’s transportation sector should be the hub for global investments - Festus Okotie

24 March 2020
Nigeria is a highly populated country of over 200 million people and currently the largest economy in Africa with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $446.543 billion (2019); the population…
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[OPINION] Coronavirus: A ‘Chat’ with Ngozi - Ebere Onwudiwe

[OPINION] Coronavirus: A ‘Chat’ with Ngozi - Ebere Onwudiwe

24 March 2020
Yesterday, Ngozi – my cook – and I went to a Shoprite store to stock up our kitchen, spurred by the marauding coronavirus pandemic that has now reached Nigeria so…
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[OPINION] The Truth President Buhari Must Be Told - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] The Truth President Buhari Must Be Told - Dele Momodu

23 March 2020
Fellow Nigerians, as much as I tried to resist the temptation of offering any advice whatsoever to President Muhammadu Buhari, let me apologise, that because of the recent global crisis…
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[OPINION] Deregulation: Why Nigeria Must Stay the Course - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION] Deregulation: Why Nigeria Must Stay the Course - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

23 March 2020
As most Nigerians would have noticed, the petroleum downstream sector recorded a major milestone last week. It started at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. As…
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[OPINION] Coronavirus: where are the nuclear weapons? - ETIM ETIM

[OPINION] Coronavirus: where are the nuclear weapons? - ETIM ETIM

23 March 2020
This year will go down in history as the most unusual in a millennial - when the world’s superpowers and greatest armies came fact-to-face with the tiniest enemies on earth,…
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[OPINION] Ihedioha at 55: A Year Like No Other - Chibuike Onyeukwu

[OPINION] Ihedioha at 55: A Year Like No Other - Chibuike Onyeukwu

23 March 2020
In his very eventful 55 years of earthly sojourn, no birthday anniversary can be as significant for His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chukwuemeka Nkemakolam Ihedioha CON, than the one being marked…
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[OPINION] Akpabio’s purported presidential ambition - Aniekan Etuk

[OPINION] Akpabio’s purported presidential ambition - Aniekan Etuk

22 March 2020
Just when we had thought that the frustrated band of hack writers and paid blackmailers, sponsored to produce fake news about Senator Godswill Akpabio had exhausted their game, a spurious…
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[OPINION] Christians without churches: Prophecy fulfilled? - Bola Bolawole

[OPINION] Christians without churches: Prophecy fulfilled? - Bola Bolawole

22 March 2020
In December last year (2019) when I wrote "Emerging trends: Christians without churches...", no one knew there would be anything called corona virus and no one knew churches would be…
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Justice for Sale (II): Extortion, injustice prevail in Lagos courts -Banjo Damilola

Justice for Sale (II): Extortion, injustice prevail in Lagos courts -Banjo Damilola

13 March 2020
Various corruption indexes have rated the Nigeria Police Force and the judiciary among the top five most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. The Transparency International (TI) in its 10th edition of…
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[OPINION] For whom the gates open wide - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION] For whom the gates open wide - Wole Soyinka

13 March 2020
These are depressing times – stemming from different factors of course – for a large sector of the nation. Insecurity, economy in a coma, a leadership in name only, having…
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[OPINION] For Sanusi, dethronement is freedom - Abimbola Adelakun

[OPINION] For Sanusi, dethronement is freedom - Abimbola Adelakun

12 March 2020
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was finally dethroned for insubordination to the political authorities in Kano State. It was not an altogether surprising development. Sanusi has both been outspoken…
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[OPINION] The sins of Sanusi - Simon Abah

[OPINION] The sins of Sanusi - Simon Abah

12 March 2020
SIR: Traditional rulers in the north these days must engage in guarded standoffishness even when the north is a boiling cauldron. It seems that the puritanical burrow of the northern…
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[OPINION] The media, the citizen and information literacy - Abiodun Adeniyi

[OPINION] The media, the citizen and information literacy - Abiodun Adeniyi

09 March 2020
The media has increasingly been in the limelight. We do not expect anything less because of the growing gains in technologies of communication. We do not also expect this limelight…
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Anthony Kila on OBJ's Birthday: Baba, This your Big Baby is Sick

Anthony Kila on OBJ's Birthday: Baba, This your Big Baby is Sick

07 March 2020
Dear President Obasanjo Even for a detailed man like you, I am willing to guess that you would have by now lost count of the number of tributes and Happy…
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[OPINION] Growing signs still: Standing in hour of the great, final reckoning - Abdu Rafiu

[OPINION] Growing signs still: Standing in hour of the great, final reckoning - Abdu Rafiu

06 March 2020
My colleague has a way of dispelling gloom in his environment, in gatherings, at meetings, and among friends. He is a bundle not just of talents, but of humour. I…
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[OPINION] Are we having the funeral of APC so soon? - Fredrick Nwabufo

[OPINION] Are we having the funeral of APC so soon? - Fredrick Nwabufo

05 March 2020
I think solidarising in struggle is more rancour-proof than banding in victory. In 2013, the PDP galloped from one crisis to another until it imploded and lost power at the…
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[OPINION] From error to impunity at the Supreme Court - Chido Nwakannma

[OPINION] From error to impunity at the Supreme Court - Chido Nwakannma

05 March 2020
What is the role of the Nigerian Supreme Court nowadays? Under Justice Tanko Mohammed, it is to dispense injustice and then cite a nebulous rule that it cannot audit itself…
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[OPINION]: Supreme Court draws line between appeal and review - Kayode Ajulo

[OPINION]: Supreme Court draws line between appeal and review - Kayode Ajulo

28 February 2020
Kayode Ajulo draws attention to the victory for the rule of law recently recorded at the Supreme Court It was a day full of lamentation at the Supreme Court as…
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[OPINION]: Drawing back from the brink of chaos - Cardinal Onaiyekan

[OPINION]: Drawing back from the brink of chaos - Cardinal Onaiyekan

28 February 2020
Short reflection by John Cardinal ONAIYEKAN It was in Berlin, Germany, in April 2004, that I gave a presentation at a consultation very similar to this one on Nigeria, organized…
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[OPINION] National Assembly and the Farce of Representation - Samuel Akinnuga

[OPINION] National Assembly and the Farce of Representation - Samuel Akinnuga

26 February 2020
The events of the past few days have called for reflection and an assessment of the patriotic credentials of the members of the National Assembly. And this is particularly so…
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Police twisting facts about Remo player’s death – Lawyers

Police twisting facts about Remo player’s death – Lawyers

25 February 2020
Lawyers of Tiamiyu Kazeem have accused the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command of trying to subvert justice over the death of the Remo Stars assistant captain on Sunday. Adegbesan…
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[OPINION] Tope Alabi and Gbajabiamila’s house of error - Tunde Odesola

[OPINION] Tope Alabi and Gbajabiamila’s house of error - Tunde Odesola

24 February 2020
Fast and furious, the song and drums roar like a crash of thunder in rainy season and she dances wildly like fire. Like a devil resisting deliverance, she jumps and…
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[OPINION]: The Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2020 - Kayode Ajulo

[OPINION]: The Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2020 - Kayode Ajulo

23 February 2020
1) On the current agitations and complaints of marginalization across the country, the areas in the constitution to be considered necessary for amendment The decision of the Senate to inaugurate…
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[OPINION] Much ado about Service chiefs...  - Bolanle Bolawole

[OPINION] Much ado about Service chiefs... - Bolanle Bolawole

23 February 2020
...and his bishoprick (office or charge) let another take – Acts 1: 20. The jury is in: A preponderant number of Nigerians want the Service chiefs dismissed from office. When…
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[OPINION] Who are the terrorists? - Bolanle Bolawole

[OPINION] Who are the terrorists? - Bolanle Bolawole

22 February 2020
Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in Mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. – John Donne. Retired…
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Ex-Kogi Gov, Abubakar Audu’s Son, Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Fraud

Ex-Kogi Gov, Abubakar Audu’s Son, Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Fraud

21 February 2020
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Muhammed Audu, son of a former governor of Kogi state, over alleged fraud. The anti-graft agency disclosed this in a series…
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Anthony Joshua at the Afrika Shrine, prostrates to high priest Femi Kuti (+Video)

Anthony Joshua at the Afrika Shrine, prostrates to high priest Femi Kuti (+Video)

21 February 2020
World boxing champion Anthony Joshua is enjoying his stay in Nigeria, with a visit Thursday night to the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja Lagos, where he was hosted by the high…
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[OPINION] AUNO: Is PMB under a Spell? - Abdussamad Umar Jibia

[OPINION] AUNO: Is PMB under a Spell? - Abdussamad Umar Jibia

20 February 2020
In 2016, one year after Jonathan Goodluck left power, his press secretary Dr. Reuben Abati, advised the Nigerian Government to abandon the Villa and turn it into a spiritual museum.…
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[OPINION] A Nation of Marlians! - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] A Nation of Marlians! - Olusegun Adeniyi

20 February 2020
From the killings of innocent villagers by Katsina State bandits to the abandonment of more than 600 corpses in a Delta State hospital, life has become very cheap in Nigeria.…
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[OPINION] Borno burns, Bayelsa boils, Buhari dey kampe - Tunde Odesola

[OPINION] Borno burns, Bayelsa boils, Buhari dey kampe - Tunde Odesola

17 February 2020
The muffled weeping is unmistakable. It cuts into the thickness of the night. It sounds so far, yet so near, like wind whistling through a palm plantation. The weeping is…
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[OPINION] That Supreme Court Magic Judgment - Shaka Momodu

[OPINION] That Supreme Court Magic Judgment - Shaka Momodu

17 February 2020
From the outset, let me declare unequivocally that I am breaking away from the norm by not recognising a Supreme Court judgment. With malice to no one, I am personally…
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[OPINION] Nigeria is dying - Oseloka H. Obaze

[OPINION] Nigeria is dying - Oseloka H. Obaze

17 February 2020
Nigeria faces an existential threat. Slowing but surely, Nigeria is dying. Its demise will not be by implosion and a bang as some had forecasted; but by agonizing segmental dissipation,…
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[OPINION] Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum: Reflections On The Supreme Court Judgment - Inibehe Effiong

[OPINION] Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum: Reflections On The Supreme Court Judgment - Inibehe Effiong

16 February 2020
Introduction: I have perused the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered on Thursday, the 13th day of February, 2020 in the case between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) &…
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Open letter to President Buhari - Fani-Kayode

Open letter to President Buhari - Fani-Kayode

15 February 2020
Critic and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation. Read the letter below: Mr. President, many believe…
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[OPINION] Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria, Allow His Parents Rest In Peace - Comfort Obi

[OPINION] Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria, Allow His Parents Rest In Peace - Comfort Obi

14 February 2020
Let me begin by stating a couple of things that are obvious. I am a proud daughter of Nigeria’s South Eastern region. Flowing from that, I am a proud Igbo…
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[OPINION] The many frustrations of Femi Adeshina  - Etim Etim

[OPINION] The many frustrations of Femi Adeshina - Etim Etim

12 February 2020
It’s apparent that Femi Adeshina is getting increasingly frustrated by the strident criticisms of President Buhari by Nigerians. The once cool and calm Presidential Spokesman now loses his temper easily,…
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[OPINION]: Mother hen's battle with hawks -  20 Years remembrance of a Priceless Jewel - Sina Ogunbambo

[OPINION]: Mother hen's battle with hawks - 20 Years remembrance of a Priceless Jewel - Sina Ogunbambo

08 February 2020
 By: Sina Ogunbambo For those who did not grow up in villages, tales of a hen squaring it up with a hawk in a battle might be a mere fiction,…
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[OPINION]: See What Our Music Stars Are Doing To The World - Ehi Braimah

[OPINION]: See What Our Music Stars Are Doing To The World - Ehi Braimah

07 February 2020
•Nigeria’s music culture ignites fire from Lagos to Accra, Nairobi, Dubai, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Toronto, Houston and Atlanta On election day for governors in 29 States and State Houses…
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[OPINION]: Prophet T.B Joshua and the words of Evangelist Angela - Fémi Fani-Kayode

[OPINION]: Prophet T.B Joshua and the words of Evangelist Angela - Fémi Fani-Kayode

06 February 2020
I watched an inspiring, courageous, brilliant and highly anointed young American lady by the name of Evangelist Angela deliver a powerful and earthshaking message about how Christian's persecute other Christian's…
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[OPINION]: Pastor Andimi’s faith should inspire all Nigerians - Muhammadu Buhari

[OPINION]: Pastor Andimi’s faith should inspire all Nigerians - Muhammadu Buhari

05 February 2020
Nigerians everywhere, those of belief and those of none, are mourning the death of Pastor Lawan Andimi, taken from us by Boko Haram for his refusal to denounce his Christian…
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[OPINION] Notes from my First Night in Des Moines on Iowa, the Swing State -  Lanny Davis

[OPINION] Notes from my First Night in Des Moines on Iowa, the Swing State - Lanny Davis

03 February 2020
Feb. 1, Des Moines, Iowa – I spent my first evening in Iowa, Saturday night, three days before Monday night’s caucuses, in a great Des Moines Italian restaurant, Baratta’s, with…
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[OPINION] Breaking my 'silence' on Ihedioha's Supreme Court’s abracadabra - Bola Bolawole

[OPINION] Breaking my 'silence' on Ihedioha's Supreme Court’s abracadabra - Bola Bolawole

01 February 2020
Many readers of my columns issued me “queries” over what they described as my “criminal silence” on the Supreme Court’s abracadabra of a judgment in the Ihedioha/Uzodinma tussle over the…
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[OPINION] From Bomblast to Bomblast - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION] From Bomblast to Bomblast - Akin Osuntokun

31 January 2020
In a manner of speaking, I sympathise with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. He appears to be labouring under the burden of…
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[OPINION] Femi Adesina did not change - Abimbola Adelakun

[OPINION] Femi Adesina did not change - Abimbola Adelakun

30 January 2020
Lately, the Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship issued a press statement to fault the assailment of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria by the Special Adviser to the President…
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[OPINION] Who Owns Lagos? A Useless Question Without Answers - Benjamin Aduba

[OPINION] Who Owns Lagos? A Useless Question Without Answers - Benjamin Aduba

28 January 2020
Pots of ink have been wasted posing and trying to find out who owns Lagos. Some of the answers have been: Nobody owns Lagos; Lagos is owned by the Yoruba;…
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[OPINION] Tinubu and the pangs of leadership - Bolanle Bolawole

[OPINION] Tinubu and the pangs of leadership - Bolanle Bolawole

26 January 2020
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown – A line from the play, King Henry the Fourth (Part Two), by William Shakespeare. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ex- two-term Lagos…
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[OPINION] That Supreme Court Verdict on Imo - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION] That Supreme Court Verdict on Imo - Simon Kolawole

26 January 2020
At the risk of exaggeration, I would say that the Supreme Court, on January 14, 2020, delivered its most controversial verdict yet in this democratic dispensation. By ordering the sack…
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[OPINION] Time to Go on Voluntary Sabbatical - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] Time to Go on Voluntary Sabbatical - Dele Momodu

26 January 2020
Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that I used to have so much hope in the possibility and viability of one indivisible Nigeria, but that pipe dream has waned drastically and…
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[OPINION] Goodnight, Brave Pastor Lawan Andimi - Yemi Adebowale

[OPINION] Goodnight, Brave Pastor Lawan Andimi - Yemi Adebowale

26 January 2020
Tears of hapless Nigerians under the bondage of kidnappers, bandits and Boko Haram continued for most of the week, after bloodthirsty Boko Haram murdered Pastor Lawan Andimi, who was the…
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[OPINION] Buried for 50 years: Britain’s shameful role in the Biafran war - Frederick Forsyth

[OPINION] Buried for 50 years: Britain’s shameful role in the Biafran war - Frederick Forsyth

25 January 2020
A million children starved to death. I’m haunted by the images I saw there – and by the complicity of the Wilson government Starving children in a refugee camp near…
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[OPINION] Amotekun and the Politics of Security - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] Amotekun and the Politics of Security - Olusegun Adeniyi

23 January 2020
Therefore, a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will ravage them, a leopard will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces…
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[OPINION]: Balarabe Musa on Amotekun - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION]: Balarabe Musa on Amotekun - Wole Soyinka

21 January 2020
Balarabe is sadly, but I hope not tragically wrong. I invoke the tragic dimension here because the making of tragedy, especially for nations, often begins when fears are mistaken or…
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[OPINION]: Tribute to my friend, Festus Keyamo @ 50 - Louis Odion

[OPINION]: Tribute to my friend, Festus Keyamo @ 50 - Louis Odion

21 January 2020
As he hits the golden jubilee milestone (on January 21), I couldn’t think of a better depiction of that biblical line, “a friend that sticks closer than a brother”. Sure,…
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Amotekun can make or mar Nigeria — Attah

Amotekun can make or mar Nigeria — Attah

20 January 2020
Elder statesman, Obong Victor Attah, was Governor of Akwa Ibom State between 1999 and 2007). In this interview, the octogenarian speaks on the general security situation of the nation including…
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How Ihedioha can still be governor, despite Supreme Court ruling - Tonnie Iredia

How Ihedioha can still be governor, despite Supreme Court ruling - Tonnie Iredia

20 January 2020
It is no longer news that in line with last week’s decision of the Supreme Court, Senator Hope Uzodinma is now the Imo State governor. Having decided that the exclusion…
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[OPINION] Amotekun: Leopard on the spot - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION] Amotekun: Leopard on the spot - Simon Kolawole

19 January 2020
Since the introduction of Shari’a law in Zamfara state in January 2000, nothing else has tested the sanctity of Nigeria’s practice of federalism like the launch of the Western Nigeria…
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[OPINION] Goodbye Banjul, I Will Be Back Soon - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] Goodbye Banjul, I Will Be Back Soon - Dele Momodu

18 January 2020
Fellow Africans, I was a guest of one of the incredibly visionary sons of Africa, Mustapha Njie, in Banjul, The Gambia, from Monday to Friday last week. Mustapha is one…
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[OPINION] The Rash War against Amotekun - Yemi Adebowale

[OPINION] The Rash War against Amotekun - Yemi Adebowale

18 January 2020
The Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun, established by the six states in the South-west, is all about self-defence and self-protection in the face of unending attacks by criminals. This…
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[OPINION] Much Ado About Succession - Tunde Bakare

[OPINION] Much Ado About Succession - Tunde Bakare

18 January 2020
Following my State of the Nation address on Sunday, January 5, 2020, I am constrained to make some brief clarifications due to the unrecognisable reconstruction of my utterances in the…
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[OPINION] ÀMÒTÉKÙN: Where is Bola Tinubu? - Remi Oyeyemi

[OPINION] ÀMÒTÉKÙN: Where is Bola Tinubu? - Remi Oyeyemi

18 January 2020
“Òro se ni wò, ká lè m’eni tó fé ni.” – Yorùbá AphorismTranslation: “Be afflicted and know those who love you.” “Ká rìn gèrè, ká f’esè ko, ká w’eni tí…
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[OPINION] Nigeria Is Haunted by Its Civil War - Max Siollun

[OPINION] Nigeria Is Haunted by Its Civil War - Max Siollun

16 January 2020
LAGOS, Nigeria — Fifty years ago, on Jan. 15, Nigeria’s civil war ended. Fought between the country’s southeast region, which seceded and called itself Biafra, and the rest of the…
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[OPINION] THISDAY @ 25: Monument to inventive spirit - Louis Odion

[OPINION] THISDAY @ 25: Monument to inventive spirit - Louis Odion

15 January 2020
The easy business plan will assume that cash – tones of it – performs all the magic. But not in all cases. As anyone familiar with the difficult beginnings of…
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[OPINION] I’m no longer ashamed of Femi Adesina - Leo Sobechi

[OPINION] I’m no longer ashamed of Femi Adesina - Leo Sobechi

14 January 2020
It is precisely five years now after my rejoinder to Mr. Femi Adesina, who was until his appointment as the Special Advisor to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity,…
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IMO: Still on Ihedioha's new year broadcast - Chibuike Onyeukwu

IMO: Still on Ihedioha's new year broadcast - Chibuike Onyeukwu

13 January 2020
A digest of the text of the New Year broadcast of Imo State Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, to the good people of Imo state would delineate…
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[OPINION]: An Open Letter to Aisha Buhari - Sefi Attah

[OPINION]: An Open Letter to Aisha Buhari - Sefi Attah

10 January 2020
Dear Aisha Buhari, Last Christmas in Lekki, Lagos, where I live, I saw a street beggar and I thought about you. She sat on a pavement near a busy junction.…
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[OPINION] Can Africa really benefit from Brexit? -  Rashid Abdallah

[OPINION] Can Africa really benefit from Brexit? - Rashid Abdallah

03 January 2020
Then British Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya August 30, 2018 [Baz Ratner/Reuters] In August 2018, then-Prime Minister…
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[OPINION] Lagos concerts: Accidents waiting to happen  - Peter Esele

[OPINION] Lagos concerts: Accidents waiting to happen  - Peter Esele

30 December 2019
Two shows were top on our Yuletide list and Burna Boy’s Christmas day performance was not originally part of it. However, my wife and daughters were keen. Majority rules in…
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[OPINION]: Nigeria, Chapter ‘19: Counting Our Blessings… - Samuel Akinnuga

[OPINION]: Nigeria, Chapter ‘19: Counting Our Blessings… - Samuel Akinnuga

28 December 2019
We are here again at the end of another year. With just a few days to go, the chapter of another year and decade is closing and uniquely so with…
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[OPINION]: A LIFE AND A MISSION: A  personal reflection at 60  - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION]: A LIFE AND A MISSION: A personal reflection at 60 - Tunji Olaopa

25 December 2019
Tunji Olaopa “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude” - Cynthia Ozick “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take…
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[OPINION]: Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th Year in Illegal Detention and More Revelations - Yushau A. Shuaib

[OPINION]: Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th Year in Illegal Detention and More Revelations - Yushau A. Shuaib

25 December 2019
On December 29, it will be exactly four years that you have been re-arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Since that disheartening day in 2015,…
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[OPINION] Impeach Trump. Save America - Thomas L. Friedman

[OPINION] Impeach Trump. Save America - Thomas L. Friedman

14 December 2019
President Trump spoke to reporters before boarding Marine One last month.Credit...Pete Marovich for The New York Times Impeaching a president is the most consequential thing our Congress can do —…
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[OPINION] Sowore, DSS and National Security - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] Sowore, DSS and National Security - Olusegun Adeniyi

13 December 2019
Olusegun Adeniyi In my phone conversation with SaharaReporters publisher, Mr Omoyele Sowore, shortly after he was released on bail by the Directorate of State Security (DSS) last Thursday evening, he…
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Trump vs. Clinton impeachments:  the major differences - Lanny J. Davis

Trump vs. Clinton impeachments: the major differences - Lanny J. Davis

12 December 2019
By Lanny J. Davis Tuesday night’s decision by the House Judiciary Committee to recommend impeachment on two counts of Donald Trump for on Abuse of Power and constitutional violations and…
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Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand

Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand

11 December 2019
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most…
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Sowore: I apologize for underestimating the DSS capacity for the unthinkable - Wole Soyinka

Sowore: I apologize for underestimating the DSS capacity for the unthinkable - Wole Soyinka

07 December 2019
Prof. Wole Soyinka has called out President Buhari over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Department of State Services, DSS.…
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[OPINION]: Back To The Gutters: That DSS Invasion of a Court of Law - Mike Ozekhome

[OPINION]: Back To The Gutters: That DSS Invasion of a Court of Law - Mike Ozekhome

07 December 2019
On 6th November,2019, the DSS, the nation's secret Service in the mould of FBI or CIA, danced naked in the streets, when it invaded a court of Law in an…
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[OPINION]: Lessons From The African Wild Dog (Lycaeon Pictus) - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION]: Lessons From The African Wild Dog (Lycaeon Pictus) - Wole Soyinka

06 December 2019
A few years ago, I watched the video of a pack of the famed African wild dogs hunt, eventually bring down, and proceed to devour a quarry. It was an…
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[OPINION] IPPIS, ASUU and strike -Samuel Oluwole Ogundele

[OPINION] IPPIS, ASUU and strike -Samuel Oluwole Ogundele

06 December 2019
It can be said, without fear of contradiction, that Nigeria is a collective project for all its citizens at home and abroad. But unfortunately, this reality is never thoroughly appreciated…
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[OPINION]: Between THUGGERY and STATE DISOBEDIENCE - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION]: Between THUGGERY and STATE DISOBEDIENCE - Wole Soyinka

04 December 2019
I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a, personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian. At a critical junction…
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[OPINION]: That Court Judgement Nullifying Humongous Allowances For Past Office Holders - Mike Ozekhome

[OPINION]: That Court Judgement Nullifying Humongous Allowances For Past Office Holders - Mike Ozekhome

04 December 2019
The recent judgement delivered by Justice Oluremi Ogutoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, at the instance of SERAP, an NGO, and which follows an earlier one by the Court…
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Could the private sector fill Nigeria’s $31bn annual infrastructure gap? - Feyisade C. Adeyemi

Could the private sector fill Nigeria’s $31bn annual infrastructure gap? - Feyisade C. Adeyemi

03 December 2019
Nigeria’s Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola recently commissioned public roads built by a private citizen, Chief Ade-Ojo. For decades, Nigerians have looked up to the government to…
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African politicians now staging civilian coups - Goodluck Jonathan

African politicians now staging civilian coups - Goodluck Jonathan

01 December 2019
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with politicians to stop killing people for the sake of power. Speaking after he was honoured with an honorary degree of doctor of science…
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[OPINION] $30bn loan: Borrowing their tomorrow - Adekunle Adeleye

[OPINION] $30bn loan: Borrowing their tomorrow - Adekunle Adeleye

01 December 2019
Until the National Assembly decides one way or the other what to do with President Muhammadu Buhari’s external loan request of about $30bn, there will continue to be episodic controversy…
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[OPINION] A Toast to The Bisi Olatilo Show At 20 - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] A Toast to The Bisi Olatilo Show At 20 - Dele Momodu

30 November 2019
It is with great pleasure that I join many others in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the now virtually assured and widely acclaimed BISCON Communications the global brand owned by…
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[OPINION] Why Are People Doubting Buhari’s Third Term Denial? - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] Why Are People Doubting Buhari’s Third Term Denial? - Dele Momodu

30 November 2019
Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about you, but I find the cynicism of many Nigerians very strange and sometimes distressing and depressing. If you’re a social media addict…
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[OPINION] Why Obasanjo has stopped criticising Buhari - Fredrick Nwabufo

[OPINION] Why Obasanjo has stopped criticising Buhari - Fredrick Nwabufo

28 November 2019
Buhari and Obasanjo On December 12, 2013, I woke up to Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘Before it is too late’; a caustic letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan. In the 18-page missive,…
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[OPINION] Sir Henry Boyo: Exit of a good man - Ikechukwu Amaechi

[OPINION] Sir Henry Boyo: Exit of a good man - Ikechukwu Amaechi

28 November 2019
Foremost economist, Henry Boyo Martins Oloja, former editor of The Guardian, pulled me aside as I stepped into Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, on Tuesday, November 19 for the 7th anniversary lecture…
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[OPINION] Governance, Security Challenges and Nigeria’s  Regress into a Failed State - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION] Governance, Security Challenges and Nigeria’s Regress into a Failed State - Tunji Olaopa

28 November 2019
Introduction The university, and the entire higher education system, for me, is significant to shaping Nigeria’s future and her development aspiration. I therefore like to set the tone for this…
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[OPINION] Of cancers and media reportage - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION] Of cancers and media reportage - Wole Soyinka

28 November 2019
Here we go again! I have not seen the final presentation of a BBC feature programme on Health Awareness in which my 2014 experience with cancer was featured, but have…
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[OPINION] Social media/hate speech legislation and authoritarianism - Ogundele

[OPINION] Social media/hate speech legislation and authoritarianism - Ogundele

27 November 2019
Nigeria is currently sinking fast into the swamp of authoritarianism characterised by numerous reactionary complexes. Indeed, there is fire on the mountain. The only option is for the citizens to…
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Let's Beg Buhari for a One Party State - DELE MOMODU

Let's Beg Buhari for a One Party State - DELE MOMODU

23 November 2019
Fellow Nigerians, let me confess right away that I’m a realist. If you like, call me chicken-hearted or lily-livered. No worries. All I know is that I was taught many…
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[OPINION] Will Republicans continue to engage in willful blindfulness?

[OPINION] Will Republicans continue to engage in willful blindfulness?

22 November 2019
By Lanny Davis and Anthony Scaramucci One of us is a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton and learned about decoding Donald Trump’s words from his former attorney, Michael…
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[OPINION] Tribute to Goodluck Jonathan at 62 - Azibaola Robert

[OPINION] Tribute to Goodluck Jonathan at 62 - Azibaola Robert

20 November 2019
Dear Brother, on your 60th birthday, I wrote you an open letter titled, To My Brother, A Man Of Courage, Happy Birthday!. Two years have gone by since then and…
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Alex Ekwueme’s Dream for Nigeria will Never Die - Nnia Nwodo

Alex Ekwueme’s Dream for Nigeria will Never Die - Nnia Nwodo

18 November 2019
Today is exactly two years since the cold hands of death took our former Vice President, erudite, incorruptible, unassuming and astute Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme. His burial was a deserving…
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[OPINION]: Social media regulation and free speech - Carl Umegboro

[OPINION]: Social media regulation and free speech - Carl Umegboro

16 November 2019
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which was proclaimed by the United Nations’ General Assembly in 1948,and adopted as the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights 1981 is…
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[OPINION]: From Trump to The Kaduna Mafia - Akin Osuntokun

[OPINION]: From Trump to The Kaduna Mafia - Akin Osuntokun

16 November 2019
The comparable idea to the myth of the ‘Kaduna Mafia’ is what embattled President Donald Trump frequently harps upon as the Deep State in the United States of America. Characterised…
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[OPINION]: Femi Otedola and His N5 Billion Donation - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Femi Otedola and His N5 Billion Donation - Dele Momodu

16 November 2019
Fellow Nigerians, let me say it has been a particularly hectic month for me. I have had to juggle a lot of things including pursuing my Fellowship, dealing with the…
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[OPINION]: IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? – An Anguished Letter to Nigerian Lawmakers - Wole Soyinka

[OPINION]: IS IT NOW COOL TO KILL? – An Anguished Letter to Nigerian Lawmakers - Wole Soyinka

15 November 2019
My dear Honourables, I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not alone - from…
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[OPINION]: 18 Flaws of Nigeria’s Elections Yesterday, Today - Attahiru Jega

[OPINION]: 18 Flaws of Nigeria’s Elections Yesterday, Today - Attahiru Jega

15 November 2019
Professor Attahiru Jega(standing) at the UI Convocation Lecture on Thursday Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission and now Professor of Political Science Bayero University in Kano…
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[OPINION] Emir Sanusi’s Inconvenient Truth - Olusegun Adeniyi

[OPINION] Emir Sanusi’s Inconvenient Truth - Olusegun Adeniyi

14 November 2019
Last Saturday, the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, stirred the hornet’s nest when he advocated punishment for parents who neglect their children by allowing them to roam aimlessly on…
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[OPINION]: Deep Offshore (Amendment) Act and Tinubu’s Politics - Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

[OPINION]: Deep Offshore (Amendment) Act and Tinubu’s Politics - Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

14 November 2019
Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Since President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law on November 4, 2019 the amendment to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act, Cap D3,…
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[OPINION]: Of equity, equality and developmental agenda: A case for Nigeria’s underdevelopment - Rilwan Balogun

[OPINION]: Of equity, equality and developmental agenda: A case for Nigeria’s underdevelopment - Rilwan Balogun

13 November 2019
”Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to approach; equity is ensuring there is a path to that door for those who need it.” - …
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[OPINION] Sowore, human rights and the rule of law - Wole SOYINKA

[OPINION] Sowore, human rights and the rule of law - Wole SOYINKA

13 November 2019
It should become abundantly clear by now that Civil Society organisations, committed to the entrenchment of the Rule of Law and the defence of fundamental human rights must come together.…
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[OPINION] Femi Adesina and demons in Aso Villa - Majeed Dahiru

[OPINION] Femi Adesina and demons in Aso Villa - Majeed Dahiru

13 November 2019
In celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Supreme Court presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina crossed the line of decency in public communication in a piece he wrote with the title…
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[OPINION]: Buhari’s ‘Coup’ against Oil Companies - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Buhari’s ‘Coup’ against Oil Companies - Simon Kolawole

10 November 2019
I don’t know about you, but I would say one of the most iconic images of the Buhari administration so far is the one released to the media on Monday,…
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Justice in Nigeria and the lucrative business of bail - Segun Adeniyi

Justice in Nigeria and the lucrative business of bail - Segun Adeniyi

09 November 2019
Let me begin my presentation tonight with a short WhatsApp story which I find very instructive. I am recounting it with slight editing, of course. Here it goes: Usually, my…
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Segun Adeniyi to judges: Stringent bail conditions raise questions on your integrity

Segun Adeniyi to judges: Stringent bail conditions raise questions on your integrity

09 November 2019
Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman, THISDAY editorial board, has charged judges to consider reviewing stringent bail conditions. Speaking at a dinner in honour of Mojisola Olatoregun, retired judge of a federal high…
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[OPINION] Border closure did not make China great - Abimbola Adelakun

[OPINION] Border closure did not make China great - Abimbola Adelakun

07 November 2019
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (retd.), in a recently circulated video, exhorted people to focus on the higher goal of the government’s decision to…
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[OPINION]: Of Dodgy Promissory Notes and MoUs - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION]: Of Dodgy Promissory Notes and MoUs - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

04 November 2019
BEHIND THE FIGURES In June 2016 the immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu embarked on a visit to China. Ostensibly, this trip was the one…
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[OPINION] Enlarging the surface area of poverty, lack and destitution in Nigeria - Alade Rotimi John

[OPINION] Enlarging the surface area of poverty, lack and destitution in Nigeria - Alade Rotimi John

04 November 2019
The official announcement of the proposal to “shore up” the economy via the instrumentality of a 7.2% hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) on a variety of consumer items and…
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[OPINION]: A tale of firewood Mama told me - Bolanle Bolawole

[OPINION]: A tale of firewood Mama told me - Bolanle Bolawole

04 November 2019
I recently heard that jollof rice cooked with/on firewood tastes better than the one cooked with/on gas. I also heard that jollof rice cooked with/on charcoal/coal sits in-between – not…
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Repositioning Tertiary Institutions For Research - Thisday Editorial

Repositioning Tertiary Institutions For Research - Thisday Editorial

03 November 2019
TETfund decision is a smart move. To break the frontiers of knowledge, researches are inevitable Research is a key ingredient of advancement in virtually every sphere of human endeavour. With…
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[OPINION]: Nigeria’s Border Crisis Fuelled by Rice -Nduka Orjinmo

[OPINION]: Nigeria’s Border Crisis Fuelled by Rice -Nduka Orjinmo

03 November 2019
Nigeria, one of Africa’s superpowers, closed all its land borders two months ago to tackle smuggling – but the unprecedented move is affecting trade across the region. Bustling borders have…
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[OPINION]: Buhari and the Fayawo Economy - Segun Adeniyi

[OPINION]: Buhari and the Fayawo Economy - Segun Adeniyi

02 November 2019
On 15th October, the comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), announced that “all goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our…
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[OPINION]: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Verdict of Man - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Verdict of Man - Dele Momodu

02 November 2019
Fellow Nigerians, the cookie finally crumbled for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar two days ago as the highest court in Nigeria, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, threw his case out of the…
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[OPINION] Anti-Sexual Harassment Law: End of road for randy lecturers? - Ifeanyi Nwoko

[OPINION] Anti-Sexual Harassment Law: End of road for randy lecturers? - Ifeanyi Nwoko

31 October 2019
Sexual Harassment The menace of sexual harassment in higher institutions of learning has taken a worrisome trend, with lecturers now undaunted in their quest to have sex with their students.…
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[OPINION]: We Must Impeach Trump. But How we Remove Him is Another Matter - Lanny Davis and Anthony Scaramucci

[OPINION]: We Must Impeach Trump. But How we Remove Him is Another Matter - Lanny Davis and Anthony Scaramucci

30 October 2019
President Trump talks to reporters before boarding Air Force One on Monday at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Lanny Davis and Anthony Scaramucci One of us is a…
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(OPINION) The illegality of the impeachment Proceeding in Kogi State - Rilwan Balogun

(OPINION) The illegality of the impeachment Proceeding in Kogi State - Rilwan Balogun

29 October 2019
Where Laws do not Rule There is no Constitution - Aristotle On Friday, October 18, Nigeria woke up to another theatrical “theatre” premiered in its political space as the news…
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[OPINION]: WNTV at 60: Broadcast Reform and Nigeria’s Soft Power - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION]: WNTV at 60: Broadcast Reform and Nigeria’s Soft Power - Tunji Olaopa

29 October 2019
There is no doubt that there are so many dimensions to the Nigerian postcolonial predicament. And to get a handle on these dimensions and the lessons they teach requires that…
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Nigeria’s successive leaders have failed citizens – Elder Umah Eleazu

Nigeria’s successive leaders have failed citizens – Elder Umah Eleazu

27 October 2019
AT 89, elder statesman and former presidential candidate, Elder (Dr) Umah Eleazu has seen it all, not as a spectator, but as an altruist player who wanted to be part…
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National Assembly adding no value to Nigeria – Prof Pat Utomi

National Assembly adding no value to Nigeria – Prof Pat Utomi

27 October 2019
Erudite scholar, Prof. Pat Okedinachi Utomi, is a political economist, management expert, entrepreneur, former presidential candidate and founder of Centre for Values and Leadership (CVL). In this chat with Sun,…
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As the South East Mourns - Okey Ikechukwu

As the South East Mourns - Okey Ikechukwu

26 October 2019
South Eastern Nigeria lies prostrate and without dignity today. It has been thus for a long time now. Enveloped by an incubus of snarling befuddlement as it is dragged towards…
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Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023 - Dele Momodu

Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023 - Dele Momodu

26 October 2019
Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one of the most influential politicians in Africa, Asiwaju…
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[OPINION] About the name ‘Yoruba’ - Stephen Banji Akintoye

[OPINION] About the name ‘Yoruba’ - Stephen Banji Akintoye

25 October 2019
Professor Banji Akintoye A curious debate is going on about the group name of the Yoruba nation, the name ‘Yoruba’. All sorts of strange and fanciful things are being said…
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[OPINION] Bidding My Brother Goodnight - olusegun verdict

[OPINION] Bidding My Brother Goodnight - olusegun verdict

24 October 2019
Yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara State, I performed one of the most difficult tasks that life can deal anyone: Burying a younger sibling. I come from a close-knit family of five…
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Nigerians shall not live on rice alone - Fredrick Nwabufo

Nigerians shall not live on rice alone - Fredrick Nwabufo

24 October 2019
Bags of rice. President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘’rice revolution’’ is laudable. Before the ‘’crop rebellion’’, Nigeria spent about $1.65 billion annually importing rice from Thailand and India. But the country is…
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[OPINION] Inter-Generational Conversation on  Future of the Public Service - Tunji Olaopa

[OPINION] Inter-Generational Conversation on Future of the Public Service - Tunji Olaopa

21 October 2019
At a public function organized by the government a few years ago, there was a chanced meeting between a former public servant who had been a part of the Golden…
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[OPINION] Nigeria’s Wrongheaded Budget - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

[OPINION] Nigeria’s Wrongheaded Budget - Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

21 October 2019
BEHIND THE FIGURES I just spent the weekend reading and doing some number crunching on the 2020 budget that was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on…
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The Power Tussle Over Police - Thisday Editorial

The Power Tussle Over Police - Thisday Editorial

20 October 2019
There is an urgent need to amend the PSC Act Even when the rivalry between the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Police Service Commission (PSC)…
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[OPINION]: Losing Weight to Save Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

[OPINION]: Losing Weight to Save Nigeria - Simon Kolawole

20 October 2019
This story makes me grin all the time. After our wedding in 2001, my wife and I decided to pay “thank you” visits to family members, friends and well-wishers. We…
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Ekiti: From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained  - Segun Dipe

Ekiti: From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained - Segun Dipe

20 October 2019
English poet, John Milton wrote both _Paradise Lost_ and _Paradise Regained_ as epic poems of blank verses. Milton wrote _Paradise Lost_ in 1667 and _Paradise Regained_ in 1671. An interval…
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As Nigeria’s poverty worsens - Sun Editorial

As Nigeria’s poverty worsens - Sun Editorial

19 October 2019
OXFAM International announced last week that 94,470,535 people in Nigeria live below the poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock. OXFAM International Country Director in Nigeria, Constant Tchona,…
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[OPINION]: Thank God, our First Lady is back home - Dele Momodu

[OPINION]: Thank God, our First Lady is back home - Dele Momodu

19 October 2019
Fellow Nigerians, I have never hidden my admiration for our First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari. Although we met only once in London during those days of frenetic campaigning for Major…
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[OPINION] Are there elders in Buhari’s household? - Abimbola Adelakun

[OPINION] Are there elders in Buhari’s household? - Abimbola Adelakun

17 October 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari built his brand on three myths: self-discipline, fiscal discipline, and military discipline. These myths became the national millstone when fate dealt Nigeria a diseased hand during the…
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[OPINION] The good and bad sides of Big Brother Naija - Taiwo Okanlawon

[OPINION] The good and bad sides of Big Brother Naija - Taiwo Okanlawon

14 October 2019
The last five housemates were Mercy, Frodd, Mike, Omashola, and Seyi The most-watched reality TV show in Nigeria, Big Brother Naija season 4 tagged ‘Pepper Dem’ ended on Sunday, October…
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Call Me October First - Akin Osuntokun

Call Me October First - Akin Osuntokun

12 October 2019
Question: Will somebody like you go on exile if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected? Answer: You must be a mind reader, of course, there is a likelihood of that because…
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Social Media and President Buhari’s Imaginary Wedding of the Century - Dele Momodu

Social Media and President Buhari’s Imaginary Wedding of the Century - Dele Momodu

12 October 2019
Fellow Nigerians, these are very interesting and humorous times indeed! Barely one week after the Big Brother Naija show was concluded, ending our light relief, some restless Nigerians have started…
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The Legacies I Left For Nigeria — Goodluck Jonathan

The Legacies I Left For Nigeria — Goodluck Jonathan

11 October 2019
PT: On May 29, it became exactly 20 years since the return of democracy to Nigeria which is the longest stretch of democratic governance since independence in 1960. What’s your…
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Corruption and sex: Nigerian university education at a moral crossroads - Niyi Akinnaso

Corruption and sex: Nigerian university education at a moral crossroads - Niyi Akinnaso

09 October 2019
Barely a week ago, a 19-year old female student I mentor in a state university called me up early in the morning. She told me of a lecturer, who had…
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[OPINION} Proposed hike in electricity tariffs - Thisday Editorial

[OPINION} Proposed hike in electricity tariffs - Thisday Editorial

07 October 2019
The new tariffs will be justified if the services are improved Consumers will pay about N1.52 trillion more for power supplied to them next year, going by the recent tariff…
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Confucius and China’s 600 Polytechnics -Okey Ikechukwu

Confucius and China’s 600 Polytechnics -Okey Ikechukwu

07 October 2019
The recent decision of the Chinese government to convert some 600 universities to polytechnics took one’s mind back to the largely utilitarian teachings of Confucius of ancient China. It was…
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[OPINION}The Reintroduction of Toll Gates - Thisday Editorial

[OPINION}The Reintroduction of Toll Gates - Thisday Editorial

06 October 2019
Government should find a sustainable model to fund and maintain the highways In a country whose government recently promised to take 100 million of its population out of poverty within…
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{OPINION} The Wages of Waste - Simon Kolawole

{OPINION} The Wages of Waste - Simon Kolawole

06 October 2019
Here we go again. Nigeria is set for a crisis over the implementation, or the non-implementation, of the new minimum wage. The federal government, empowered by the constitution to set…
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[OPINION] Festival of the beasts -  Sonnie Ekwowusi

[OPINION] Festival of the beasts - Sonnie Ekwowusi

06 October 2019
The on-going Big Brother Nigeria TV reality Show is a festival of the beasts. It is a celebration of the nudity and rotten eroticism of poor little animals. In their…
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[OPINION] The Past, Present and Future of Nigeria at a Glance - Dele Momodu

[OPINION] The Past, Present and Future of Nigeria at a Glance - Dele Momodu

05 October 2019
Fellow Nigerians, the devil is a liar. Let me confess that everything that could go wrong went wrong and I almost didn’t write this column. In fact, I had sent…
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What Nigeria has become in 59 years – Shehu Sani

What Nigeria has become in 59 years – Shehu Sani

04 October 2019
Civil Rights Activist and former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has taken stock of the nation’s status in the last 59 years, saying the country has been divided along ethnic and…
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Nigeria@59: Let’s go back to the surgeon’s table - Ralph Egbu

[email protected]: Let’s go back to the surgeon’s table - Ralph Egbu

29 September 2019
Two days from today, our country will be marking 59 years of Independence. As has become usual we will be asking whether we have done well or not; views will…
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The Rising Cost of Governance - Thisday Editorial

The Rising Cost of Governance - Thisday Editorial

29 September 2019
Government cannot afford to be spending money it does not have Since the return to democratic rule in 1999, Nigerian public officials have cultivated the wasteful habit of undertaking frivolous…
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Rhapsody of Subsidies and Realities - Simon Kolawole

Rhapsody of Subsidies and Realities - Simon Kolawole

29 September 2019
God forgive me. When Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit two key oil installations in Saudi Arabia a couple of weeks ago, I was not sad. I read somewhere that oil could…
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[Opinion] UK Supreme court nullification of parliament’s prorogation: lessons for Nigeria -Kayode Ajulo

[Opinion] UK Supreme court nullification of parliament’s prorogation: lessons for Nigeria -Kayode Ajulo

28 September 2019
BACKGROUND It will be recalled that on the 28th of August 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to hold her customary speech in mid-October, a move many…
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The 196,400 Bottles of Beer - Olusegun Adeniyi

The 196,400 Bottles of Beer - Olusegun Adeniyi

26 September 2019
There is this interesting WhatsApp story of a drunkard who woke up one morning deeply repentant after a bitter fight with his wife the previous night. Intent on ameliorating the…
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[OPINION] Buhari far away from victory against Boko Haram -Bishop Kukah

[OPINION] Buhari far away from victory against Boko Haram -Bishop Kukah

25 September 2019
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah In an interview with the Catholic newspaper Cruxnow Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, of Catholic Diocese in Sokoto speaks on Boko Haram war, anti-corruption war, the Muslim-Christian…
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Needs of the poor must be addressed- Osinbajo tells bankers

Needs of the poor must be addressed- Osinbajo tells bankers

25 September 2019
VP Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated that the concerns of young entrepreneurs, startups, small traders, millions at the bottom of the economic value chain, the millions at the…
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[OPINION] My review of Osoba's autobiography - Azuh Arinze

[OPINION] My review of Osoba's autobiography - Azuh Arinze

22 September 2019
25 LESSONS I LEARNT FROM OLUSEGUN OSOBA’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BATTLELINES: ADVENTURES IN JOURNALISM AND POLITICS I devoted my weekend to devouring Aremo Olusegun Osoba’s autobiography, Battlelines - Adventures In Journalism And…
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Issues in The Presidential Election Tribunal Judgment - Thisday Editorial

Issues in The Presidential Election Tribunal Judgment - Thisday Editorial

22 September 2019
President Buhari should sign the amended Electoral Act into law in the interest of democracy The Presidential Election Tribunal recently delivered its much awaited judgment. The five-man tribunal, chaired by…
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On Journalism and Patriotism - Simon Kolawole

On Journalism and Patriotism - Simon Kolawole

22 September 2019
What is patriotism? The definition should be fairly straightforward: loving your country. One of my favourite all-time tunes is the 1988 song, “Nation and the People”, by The Mandators, with…
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Back to the treasonably felonious formula - Wole SOYINKA 

Back to the treasonably felonious formula - Wole SOYINKA 

22 September 2019
This is utterly depressing news. So, the Sowore affair has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. Outside the country where I happened to be engaged at the…
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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…
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,…
[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…
[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.…
[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.…
[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…
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…
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…
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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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,…
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…
[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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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.…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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,…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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,…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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…
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.…
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…
[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…
[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),…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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…
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.…
[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…
[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…
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…
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”…
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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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.…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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,…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
[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,…
[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…
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)…
[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…
[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…
[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,…
[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,…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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,…
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…
[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…
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…
[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.…
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…
[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…
[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…
‘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,…
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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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.…
[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…
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…
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…
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…
[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;…
[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…
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…
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…
[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…
[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…
[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…
[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…

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