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Opinion

Falana, the Baby and the Bathwater, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s interesting that while Falana and El-Rufai can hardly be described as ideological soul mates, on the contemporary issue of restructuring, they appear bound by a common contrarian thread. The statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the…
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How To Solve a Problem Like Magu, By Azu Ishiekwene

Federal lawmakers are in a hurry to make record bills that might save us. That’s grand. They should start with the small things: homework, punctuality and a little honesty with their constituencies and about their remunerations. This National Assembly appears quite anxious to make laws that might improve our lives.…
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Opinion

The Unspoken Message In Buhari’s Voice Note, By Azu Ishiekwene

As long as silence and hypocritical requests for prayers remain the official policy to managing information about Buhari’s health status, we will have to contend with worse treachery than the voice note. When the presidency decided that it would not make any statement about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status on…
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Opinion

Kill The Hypocrisy About Religious Studies In Schools, By Azu Ishiekwene

- CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle If, according to the CAN president, the goal of keeping religious studies is to save us from a society where all forms of ungodliness is the order of the day, well, we’re already in a post-godly world. And Ayokunle does not need to look…
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Opinion

Biafra, Quit Notice and All that Nonsense, By Azu Ishiekwene

Should there be more devolution of powers and responsibilities to the states? Yes. But you only need to inspect the havoc in many of the states to understand that until citizens themselves begin to hold governments at all levels to account, 180 million countries out of Nigeria will produce the…
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