Guest Columns

Endgame & Abacha’s Last Disciple, By Louis Odion

Indeed, "Abachaology" and the darkness it embodied had since unraveled in the land of its birth. But the enduring tragedy is that the infatuated like Jammeh still seem detained by that sordid past, refusing to read the ominous handwriting now on the wall. Those skilled in psychoanalysis could not have…
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Guest Columns

A Memory Of America On Obama’s Last Day, By Azu Ishiekwene

Only exceptionalism could have provided that chance. Only exceptionalism could produce an Obama and eight years later produce a Trump – the one neo-liberal and the other neo-anything-is-possible. The unusual thing about the is that everything is unusual. If there was still a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump,…
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Opinion

Getting Education Reform Right In Nigeria and Africa, By Adetola Salau

...we need to put educational technology in education reform. Another thing we need to do is to bring together the greatest minds to quickly solve the urgent problems facing all learners and potential learners, from their earliest days through to their becoming young adults. If you are going to do…
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Opinion

Boko Haram and the Legend of Sambisa Forest, By Majeed Dahiru

By far, the biggest excuse advanced by security agencies for the intractability of the Boko Haram insurgency is the Sambisa forest; an ecological myth created and believed by these security agencies, the government and people of Nigeria and the international community because the mainstream media propagated and still propagates this…
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Opinion

The Problem With Buhari’s Whistle-Blowing Policy, By SKC Ogbonnia

Overall, the whistle-blowing initiative deserves every commendation. At the same time, even as the inherent plan to conceal the details of the corrupt elements may appear tenable short-time, it is counterproductive on the long-term. In short, the prevailing kid-glove approach is already beginning to create the false impression that corruption…
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Opinion

How Arbitration Can Draw Foreign Investments Into the Entertainment Industry, By Justin Ige

...experience has shown that apart from piracy concerns, as valid as those are, likely investors are indeed concerned about the general legal framework for the industry, as investments are captured in rights, embedded in the music and films produced. These rights constitute the real value of any potential investment. An…
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Columns

Much Ado About BBOG’s Invitation to Sambisa, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Whatever may be the intention behind it, and despite conceding to government, I do not see the BBOG changing its unique form of engagement. This ‘guided tour’ cannot sway or stop them from their mandate; neither can it help the fighting force in the war front. This is one civil…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

How Trump’s Traffic In Fake News Helped And Caught Up With Him, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...Congressman John Lewis’ claim that he did not believe that Donald Trump was legitimately elected, shows how Trump’s traffic in fake news as the modus operandi of his campaign of hate, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and bigotry caught up with him, for if his election was partly driven and founded…
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