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

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

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

Curbing flight delays, cancellations - Thisday Editorial

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

To Hell with Self(ish) Interests - Alex Otti

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

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

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

The Tragedy At Kano Airport - Thisday Editorial

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

[OPINION]: Talking about a Revolution - Simon Kolawole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[OPINION]: The trials of Saraki -Segun Showunmi

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

Power, Politics and Peace in Rivers - Chidi Amuta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatsoever a Man Soweth - Simon Kolawole

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

Democracy and Elections in Contemporary Africa -John Mahama

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

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

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

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

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

Still On ‘Made in China’ -Alex Otti

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

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

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

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

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

The assault on women in Abuja - Thisday Editorial

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

[OPINION]: Of detentions without trial -Simon Kolawole

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

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

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

[OPINION]: The tyranny of destiny - Akin Osuntokun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strikes: Buhari tackles ASUU

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

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

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

Healthcare Delivery And ‘Surplus Doctors’ - Thisday Editorial

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

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

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

When your name inspires pop songs - Mike Awoyinfa

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

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

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

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

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

‘Why the elite hates Buhari’

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

Easter: beyond the merriment - Thisday Editorial

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

The Search for the Nigerian Dream - Simon Kolawole

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

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

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

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

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

[Opinion] Unpacking the 2019 Elections -Akin Osuntokun

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

[Opinion] Our democracy is faulty - Gbenga Daniel

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

[Opinion] The Assassins in Police Uniform -Olusegun Adeniyi

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

The power of choice! - Yahaya Balogun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chibok Girls: Five Years After…Thisday Editorial

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

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

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

Nigeria and the Hegemony of Ideology - Simon Kolawole

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

[Opinion] What manner of men? - Sonala Olumhense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[OPINION]: Nigerians and the xenophobes - Paul Onomuakpokpo

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

Bitter lesson of Rivers elections - Daily Trust Editorial

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

As Buhari opens new vista for unity - John Uche Madu

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

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

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

What woman presidential candidates are facing -Kara Alaimo

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

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

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

[Opinion]: 'Up NEPA' -Tope Oriola

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

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

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

Leadership of The Ninth National Assembly - Thisday Editorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Opinion] The legislature as toll gate - Wole Olaoye

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

Violence against men in uniform -Thisday Editorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Opinion] The West is betraying Nigeria - Dan Hannan

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

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

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

[Opinion] Soldiers Turned Election Riggers - shaka.momodu

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

[Opinion] A Worthy Example in Leadership -Olusegun Adeniyi

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

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

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

[Opinion]: Election inconclusiveness conundrum - Yakubu Mohammed

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

Success and the dividends of stubbornness - Eugene Enahoro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maitama Sule: Curtain calls for a colossus –Vanguard Editorial

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

Abiola Irele: A tribute to the Master - Odia Ofeimun

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

Use of soldiers for police work -Vanguard Editorial

06 July 2017
It is very worrisome that nineteen years into our renascent democracy, the presence of the Army in the lives of the civilian populace has become even more rampant than ever.…
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Abiola Irele: Adieu to a magnificent, lovely man - Femi Osofisan

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

05 July 2017
It just doesn’t seem the right moment for him to go. But then when exactly is the right moment for death? When is the loss of a cherished one ever…
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Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

Pat Utomi and the leadership project in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

05 July 2017
Many would have thought and indeed have asked me repeatedly why I had not celebrated Pat Utomi since I started this series in 2012 given my great admiration for him…
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Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East(2) - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

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

05 July 2017
Former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), on Tuesday described recent calls for restructuring as a bait being used by political elites in the country to…
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Buhari’s absence and governance issues -Tribune Editorial

Buhari’s absence and governance issues -Tribune Editorial

05 July 2017
THE continuing absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country on medical vacation in London should ordinarily not be a cause for concern. This is because the 1999 Constitution of…
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Nnamdi Kanu: Lion of the East - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

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

04 July 2017
Resilient eminence are the two words that come to mind for me I as rush this short tribute for Professor Abiola Irele, doyen of African literary and cultural theory and…
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Beyond euphoria of Evans’ capture – Daily Trust Editorial

Beyond euphoria of Evans’ capture – Daily Trust Editorial

29 June 2017
The capture of kidnap kingpin Chukwuduben George Onwuamadike [aka Evans)] on June 10, 2017 has altered the perception of the Nigeria Police as incapable of matching kidnap gangs with intelligence…
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Restructuring - Pius Adesanmi

Restructuring - Pius Adesanmi

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

Confederation is the solution - Tola Adeniyi

29 June 2017
Former Governor of Ogun State the late veteran Journalist Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo was a most vocal canvasser for a Confederation structure for Nigeria in those days. And in solid…
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My mother was a good woman - Tunji Olaopa

My mother was a good woman - Tunji Olaopa

29 June 2017
To every child, at least at the very beginning of childhood, the parents are like gods and heroes. It is only very few children that do not imbue their parents…
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Still on Evans: Ghana must go cartoon, June 29 - Leadership

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

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

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

28 June 2017
We are quite familiar with the hypothetical question of ‘what is in a name?’ Some would argue that there is not much in a name and that a rose called…
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The confessional songs of Evans - Blessing Akinsehinwa

The confessional songs of Evans - Blessing Akinsehinwa

28 June 2017
On Saturday the 10th Day of June, 2017, the airways were serenaded with the news of the arrest and capture of one Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike (aka EVANS), who is reputed…
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No basis to hike electricity tariff –Vanguard Editorial

No basis to hike electricity tariff –Vanguard Editorial

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

NERC and DisCos’ reluctance to meter customers -Punch Editorial

27 June 2017
In an uncharacteristically tough measure, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission issued a directive recently exempting maximum demand customers that were yet to be metered from further payment of electricity bills.…
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Political correctness by Nigeria’s elites fuels secessionist agitations -Ojo Maduekwe

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

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

The end of Ramadan-This Day Editorial

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

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

26 June 2017
Madam Carol Eno Effiong, is a widow and a retired nurse. She packaged her little pension and gratuity and partook in the bid for Festac 77 houses, through the Federal…
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Whether we like it or not, restructuring is inevitable – Rear Admiral Mike Onah (retd)

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

25 June 2017
It has been 18 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria. How do you assess the growth of democracy against the back drop that this has never happened before? It is…
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Restructuring Nigeria without tears –Simon Kolawole

Restructuring Nigeria without tears –Simon Kolawole

25 June 2017
Something is wrong with anybody who says there is nothing wrong with Nigeria. We all seem to agree that something is not working. We all seem to concur that this…
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‘Daddy, I’ll be a pilot!’ and he was only 4 years old -Femi Adesina

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

24 June 2017
Be careful what you dream about, it may well come to pass. Oluwatobi is my firstborn, “my might, and the beginning of my strength.” One day, when he was just…
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Of Evans, policing and social rot -Tribune Editorial

Of Evans, policing and social rot -Tribune Editorial

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

The evil of media trial - NIG 

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

Kechi Okwuchi: Transcending trauma - The Nation Editorial

23 June 2017
In a world dominated by multiple manifestations of human weakness, it is truly inspiring to see an individual rise above tragic circumstances that would have crushed many others. That individual…
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Paris Club loan refund-The Nation Editorial

Paris Club loan refund-The Nation Editorial

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

Morocco’s Ecowas gambit –Sun Editorial

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

Coup d'etat is possible anywhere - Tola Adeniyi

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

The welfare of Police Families -ThisDay Editorial

20 June 2017
The police must be well provided for With the manner in which contributions have flowed into the GoFundMe account opened for the family of the late Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, following…
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The power sector challenge –ThisDay Editorial

The power sector challenge –ThisDay Editorial

19 June 2017
Electricity shortages should be addressed in a holistic manner After four years of privatisation, majority of Nigerians have come to the inescapable conclusion that the exercise was not the silver…
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A strange word from Pastor Moshood Ifayemiwo and my response to him  - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

18 June 2017
"I have never met Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode in my life, but have read some of his write-ups in the papers. There are some of his views I do not share,…
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New Nigeria needs new Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

New Nigeria needs new Nigerians - Simon Kolawole

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

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

17 June 2017
So, a young man was given access to a microphone, on a radio station and then he started spreading a hate message which has resonated with a number of his…
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Nigeria at the Buhari crossroads - Opeyemi Agbaje

Nigeria at the Buhari crossroads - Opeyemi Agbaje

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

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

16 June 2017
AFTER a long-drawn-out escapade, the long arm of the law has finally caught up with a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike. A special police Intelligence Response Team working with officers from…
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Biafra, quit notice and all that nonsense - Azu Ishiekwene

Biafra, quit notice and all that nonsense - Azu Ishiekwene

16 June 2017
For nearly two weeks now the entire news space has been filled with what a LEADERSHIP editorial correctly described as “the valorisation of secessionist hubris.” The purveyors, sponsors and foot…
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JUNE 12: Jettisoning the tribal sentiments - Samuel Alfred

JUNE 12: Jettisoning the tribal sentiments - Samuel Alfred

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

What about Father's day - Ajoke Abiodun

15 June 2017
According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in the society. It is celebrated in over 50 countries…
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Senate and the anti-graft law -This Day Editorial

Senate and the anti-graft law -This Day Editorial

15 June 2017
The executive bill passed by the Senate will help in tracking down corrupt elements The Senate recently passed a bill to enhance the nation’s anti-corruption war by ensuring that suspects…
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A footnote to Saraki's victory - Pius Adesanmi

A footnote to Saraki's victory - Pius Adesanmi

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

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

13 June 2017
As a feminist, it was quite a surprise to see Amber Rose showing the world her lady garden as I scrolled through Twitter on Sunday morning. A few hours later,…
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​The EFCC raiding of The Sun newspaper is irresponsible - Femi Fani-Kayode​

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

12 June 2017
The raiding of the Sun Newspaper by agents of the EFCC was barbaric and irresponsible. It was nothing but a crude and shameless power-show by a weak, dying, paranoid and…
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Labor markets in the age of automation - Laura Tyson

Labor markets in the age of automation - Laura Tyson

12 June 2017
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are powering a new wave of automation, with machines matching or outperforming humans in a fast-growing range of tasks, including some that require complex…
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The quit notice to Igbo in the North-Tribune Editorial

The quit notice to Igbo in the North-Tribune Editorial

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

Restructuring: Malami is wide off the mark –Punch Editorial

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

The challenge before Nigeria –This Day Editorial

12 June 2017
The government should take the lead in instituting social policies that would discourage recourse to violence. The mid-term of the Muhammadu Buhari administration was marked two weeks ago without pomp…
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Time to check secessionists and extremists - Daily Trust Editorial

Time to check secessionists and extremists - Daily Trust Editorial

11 June 2017
The so-called ultimatum issued by some Northern youth groups to Igbos residing in Northern Nigeria to quit and return home by October 1 has generated more reactions and counter-reactions than…
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NIGERIA: What's God got to do with it? - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

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

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

The NDDC’s N423bn scam -Tribune Editorial

10 June 2017
THE country was scandalised to learn recently from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, that the bulk of the N423 billion released to the Niger Delta Development Commission…
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OF CYNTHIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PERILS –This Day Editorial

OF CYNTHIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PERILS –This Day Editorial

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

Refineries concession: Let global operators step in - Punch Editorial

08 June 2017
REASON has finally prevailed with the Federal Government’s decision to concession the country’s four ailing refineries. August is the deadline; and from that date, repair works on them will start…
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This time around the Igbo are not alone - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

08 June 2017
The Northern youths must be warned and told in very clear terms. This is not 1966. Any pogrom or slaughter of Igbos in the north will lead to a swift,…
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Stop this nonsense, now! - Vanguard Editorial

Stop this nonsense, now! - Vanguard Editorial

08 June 2017
Periods of social anomie open opportunities for delinquents to thrive in society. And so Nigerians discovered on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 when separate groups of self-styled Northern youths at a…
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President Trump should stop tweeting. Now.-Paul Musgrave

President Trump should stop tweeting. Now.-Paul Musgrave

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

The bloody primary in Lagos

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

To avert youth anger – The Nation Editorial Board

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

Osinbajo: Preacher, professor and politician - Akin Osuntokun

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

Who killed Isiaka Adeleke? - Abiodun Komolafe

02 June 2017
“This thing of being a hero, about the main thing, is to know when to die. Prolonged death has ruined more men than it ever made.” - William Penn Rogers,…
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Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra and the false premise - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

01 June 2017
In a short contribution titled "Biafra Without Our Consent?" which appears to have gone viral on social media, a social commentator wrote as follows: "I think the current generation of…
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Biafra at 50….We are the problem - Kalu Onuma

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

31 May 2017
“No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.” Albert Camus “Bloodshed may sometimes lead to progress,…
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An Ode to Biafra at 50 and Nigeria's inconvenient truth - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

30 May 2017
"O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise! O Igbo arise! Let the chains of subjugation be broken, let the yoke of slavery be shattered and let the shackles of servitude fall.…
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Nigeria's missing President- Eric Joyce

Nigeria's missing President- Eric Joyce

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

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

24 May 2017
When a form of internal house cleaning mechanism took place (and is still going on) at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), there was not much media scrutiny, but…
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High time for new political parties -Oseghale Erahodu

High time for new political parties -Oseghale Erahodu

24 May 2017
To say the average Nigerian has lost all hope and confidence in the democratic dispensation is stating the obvious. Bad as this is for people who, two years ago, were…
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What is your class of degree? - Niyi Akinnaso

What is your class of degree? - Niyi Akinnaso

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

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

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

The language of slaves - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

19 May 2017
Somewhere in Nigeria. A trailer fell on a woman. It crushed her legs. She was still alive. But in severe pains and begging. Begging for help. For someone to save…
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Revenge of the older woman - Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Revenge of the older woman - Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

16 May 2017
When Emmanuel Macron, the President-elect of France, won his election in a landslide on May 7th 2017, much of the focus was not on the politics which threw up such…
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Junaid Mohammed's bunkum and the final battle for Nigeria's independence- Femi Fani-Kayode

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

16 May 2017
"If anything happens to Buhari the north will insist on being in power till 2027...those who see Buhari as their representative and are not being treated justly are going to…
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Non-custodial sentencing and criminal justice administration - Blessing Akinsehinwa

Non-custodial sentencing and criminal justice administration - Blessing Akinsehinwa

11 May 2017
JThe Webster’s New World Law Dictionary defines a non custodial sentence as ‘a criminal sentence served elsewhere than in a prison (for example, on probation)’. In the simplest term, a…
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Osinbajo is the Acting President of Nigeria, simpliciter- Inibehe Effiong

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

10 May 2017
The written declaration or letter transmitted to the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari conveying his decision to proceed on…
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Five reasons why Macron won the French election

Five reasons why Macron won the French election

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

The options before President Buhari -Simon Kolawole

07 May 2017
If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in a sarcastic and malicious way just for the sake of politics. It doesn’t…
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Deepening uncertainty over Buhari’s health - Punch Editorial Board

Deepening uncertainty over Buhari’s health - Punch Editorial Board

04 May 2017
The raging controversy over the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari is a repeat nightmare Nigerians do not deserve. For the second time in eight years, inertia, uncertainty, cabalistic intrigues…
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Is CBN defending the naira or dollar?-  Henry Boyo

Is CBN defending the naira or dollar?- Henry Boyo

01 May 2017
“As I speak to you, our external reserves stand above $31bn, and that provides us with enough fire power to be able to defend the naira” –Godwin Emefiele (Governor, Central…
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Reporter’s Diary: My encounter with Buhari’s Chief Security Officer - Lekan Adetayo

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

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

Emir Sanusi and other truth speakers - Abimbola Adelakun

20 April 2017
In the past few months, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is a man reborn; from what he says these days, he seems to have had something akin to…
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Riding on the runway - Olusegun Adeniyi

Riding on the runway - Olusegun Adeniyi

20 April 2017
For a government that thrives on propaganda, it is just as well that the operatives of the Muhammadu Buhari administration did not understand the significance of what happened on Tuesday…
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The sound and fury of Ango Abdullahi and the mendacities of Tanko Yakasai - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

19 April 2017
Professor Ango Abdullahi is the spokesman and de facto leader of the Northern Elders Forum. His notorious mendacities and constant submissions and assertions remind me of Shakespeare’s’ profound words in…
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Yemi Ogunbiyi: Mr. Activity at 70 - Chidi Amuta

Yemi Ogunbiyi: Mr. Activity at 70 - Chidi Amuta

19 April 2017
Dele Giwa and the Lagos media crowd made a rowdy and disruptive late entrance. It was a dinner party at Yemi Ogunbiyi’s staff quarters home at Ife. Stanley Macebuh had…
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The technocrats and the demagogues- Sina Odugbemi

The technocrats and the demagogues- Sina Odugbemi

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

Is Nigeria being punished by God? -Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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

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

08 April 2017
In 1941 during the course of the Second World War, the most famous alumna of my old school Harrow and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill, said…
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Dangote is 60 - Leadership editors

Dangote is 60 - Leadership editors

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

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

07 April 2017
This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school. I offered my oldest the very prestigious “Altucher Fellowship.” Never awarded before. Only awarded to her. Basically it…
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Be Very Careful Before Beating the War Drums in Syria - David French

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

07 April 2017
War has consequences. Callous incompetence has consequences. The world is watching those consequences unfold in Syria today. No one can look at images of children dead from gas attacks and…
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The shame of a diminished senate - Louis Odion

The shame of a diminished senate - Louis Odion

06 April 2017
Increasingly obsessed with sleaze and scandals, it is unknown how many of our conniving senators still have the presence of mind today to ponder history. Those who do would perhaps…
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Muhammadu Buhari: A legacy of sorrow, carnage, tragedy and affliction - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

The story of Dino of ABU -Azu Ishiekwene

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

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

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

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

02 April 2017
"You campaign in poetry and govern in prose," Mario Cuomo once said. In Nigeria, we campaign in Fuji and govern in Reggae. There is neither poetry nor rhythm in our…
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Open letter to the Indian Prime Minister -Ahmed Sule

Open letter to the Indian Prime Minister -Ahmed Sule

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

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

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

Fiddling while Rome burns- Simon Kolawole

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

The false binary between Saraki and Buhari - Farooq Kperogi

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

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

31 March 2017
Apart from Afenifere, the OPC and a number of noble and courageous elders and leaders hardly anyone else from the South West has spoken up publicly for the Ifes and…
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The mighty powers of Saraki the Great- Jibrin Ibrahim

The mighty powers of Saraki the Great- Jibrin Ibrahim

31 March 2017
As a student of politics, I find the huge powers accumulated and constantly expressed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki intriguing. There is almost no day that passes by without…
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The enemy within and the cold-blooded threat from Arewa (1) - Femi Fani-Kayode

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

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

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

29 March 2017
Text of an address by former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the the 9th Colloquium to mark his 65th birthday…
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Buhari’s absence and dilemma of the media office - Festus Adedayo

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

27 March 2017
Nigerians were afforded another rare opportunity to peer into the operational limitations of the presidential media office recently. Within the 50-day absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from office on what…
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Futile scapegoating of Amnesty International - Idowu Akinlotan

Futile scapegoating of Amnesty International - Idowu Akinlotan

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

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

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

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

22 March 2017
Last week, the British intelligence agency GCHQ took the rare step of debunking as “utterly ridiculous” the Trump administration’s insinuation that Britain spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.…
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Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70 - Edwin Madunagu

Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70 - Edwin Madunagu

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

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

18 March 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plucked her from the secretarial pool decades ago to become his wife. Now Grace Mugabe is stirring speculation that she wants to succeed her 93-year-old husband…
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Variety is the spice of a woman's life - Joke Omotayo

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

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

Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo: A personal reminiscence - Tunde Olusunle

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

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

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

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

17 March 2017
NTA’s Tales by Moonlight should be a national treasure but unfortunately it has been trashed in the national trash can. I read an unconfirmed report online that even NTA cannot…
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Living with populism - Shlomo Ben-Ami

Living with populism - Shlomo Ben-Ami

13 March 2017
"We must educate our masters,” Robert Lowe, a British statesman, told colleagues after the passage of the Second Reform Act of 1867, a law that added over a million voters…
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Call me a Buharist no more - Ope Banwo

Call me a Buharist no more - Ope Banwo

12 March 2017
Now that President Buhari has arrived safely from his indefinite leave of absence, I hereby resign as a Buharist (instead, I choose to be non-aligned going forward). Hello dear friends,…
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‘O leader, while you were away...! -Bala Muhammad

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

12 March 2017
Again, we have cause to welcome back Our Leader, as we welcomed another leader more than seven years ago on this same page. But alhamdu lilLah this time there is…
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Long road to recovery - Simon Kolawole

Long road to recovery - Simon Kolawole

12 March 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is back. Thank God. But seeing his pictures after his arrival on Friday morning shook me a bit. Surely, he looked better than this before he travelled.…
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The Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo Memorial Trust Fund - Sonala Olumhense

The Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo Memorial Trust Fund - Sonala Olumhense

12 March 2017
If you never met Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, who died last Sunday, you missed an exceptional human being. Anyone who knew him would attest to this. Yes, I know that when some…
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The dollar is your human right - Feyi Fawehinmi

The dollar is your human right - Feyi Fawehinmi

08 March 2017
A couple of weeks ago, the Central Bank of Nigeria provided an answer – a special rate of around N380 to $1 was created for those travelling abroad, paying foreign…
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Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo - Taiwo Obe

Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo - Taiwo Obe

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

Propagandocracy and the Buhari Media Center - Farooq A. Kperogi

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

Beyond the Circus - Chidi Amuta

03 March 2017
We must quickly draw the line. Between a groundswell of sincere well wishes for a president on medical leave and exporting our penchant for silly opportunistic sycophancy to London, there…
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Tribute to Obasanjo at 80 - Afe Babalola

Tribute to Obasanjo at 80 - Afe Babalola

03 March 2017
Nature and history have their peculiar ways of shaping the destiny of a man or a nation. For Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the courageous,…
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Olusegun Obasanjo at 80 - Olusegun Adeniyi

Olusegun Obasanjo at 80 - Olusegun Adeniyi

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

Mimiko and the market of old wisdom - Dare Babarinsa

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

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

01 March 2017
US President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. Here is his speech in full, as released by the White House. Mr…
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Imprisonment in Nigeria: A Fate Worse than Death - Onikepo Braithwaite

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to combat Spiritual attacks -Tony Ogunlowo

27 February 2017
I’ve spent a lifetime fending off spiritual attacks from family, friends and people I don’t even know. Thank God I’m still alive till this day to tell the tale; many…
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The civil servant in recession and inflation-  Muhammad Ajah

The civil servant in recession and inflation- Muhammad Ajah

27 February 2017
HOW are civil servants coping with life under recession and high inflation? Today, there are public servants whose monthly salary is less than N25,000. That is US$50 if a dollar…
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Tinubu and the paths once travelled - Debo Adesina

Tinubu and the paths once travelled - Debo Adesina

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

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

27 February 2017
"The people who cover the president know him the least. People ask me all the time, ‘What’s he like?’ As if I knew.” A Nigerian reading this would think President…
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Can’t Fight Xenophobia with Xenophobia - Simon Kolawole

Can’t Fight Xenophobia with Xenophobia - Simon Kolawole

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

Why I fell out with Tinubu - Kofo Bucknor-Akerele

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

Why Osinbajo is succeeding where Buhari failed - Farooq Kperogi

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

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

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

The evolution of Yemi Osinbajo - Jideofor Adibe

24 February 2017
Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been receiving deserved kudos for the way he has been holding forte since Buhari went on medical vacation in England on January 19 2017.…
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Buhari: R for Respect, R for Resignation - Pius Adesanmi

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

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

Why is President Buhari still in London? - Martin Patience

23 February 2017
As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother Nigeria was getting under way. A former…
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The future of public stealing - Dare Babarinsa

The future of public stealing - Dare Babarinsa

23 February 2017
One of the conventions since 1998 is that those who will vie for or be appointed into high public offices should at least be cleared by the security agencies, especially…
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The future of Africa- Femi Komolafe

The future of Africa- Femi Komolafe

23 February 2017
The current population of Africa, according to the United Nations, is 1.1 billion, which is about 16 per cent of the world’s population. This 16 per cent takes 40 per…
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Emir Sanusi's poor man one wife policy - Ayoola Imran

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

22 February 2017
Marriage is a legal institution established to promote love, care and tranquility. It's also the best and legal channel for reproduction. It's worrisome the way people handle marital affairs today…
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The French

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

22 February 2017
Nigeria has indeed seen tough times, tough times that have lasted over six years, with accompanying wanton destruction of lives and properties running into billions of naira. While it is…
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Is Dolapo Osinbajo also acting First Lady? - Bola Bolawole

Is Dolapo Osinbajo also acting First Lady? - Bola Bolawole

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

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

22 February 2017
It's common knowledge that 90 percent of startups die. So what do the 10 percent have that the 90 percent don’t? We are taught that succeeding as an entrepreneur is…
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If we’re going to play God with gene editing, we’ve got to ask some moral questions - Christine Emba

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

22 February 2017
"We are as gods and we might as well get good at it.” So wrote futurist Stewart Brand in the introduction to the first Whole Earth Catalog in 1968. At…
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