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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Opinion

One Week, Two Dramas: Who Will Save Okorocha From Himself?, By Azu Ishiekwene

As for the rest of Imo and other states afflicted with wolves in sheep’s clothing, the lesson is to be a little more careful the next time you vote. That’s your only insurance. Whenever I’m about to forget what it means to be a politician in these parts, I remind…
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Guest Columns

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Like the herdsman anxious to save the flock from danger, Sanusi’s comment was a wake-up call. If, however, like Frederik Willem de Klerk, he becomes the battering ram that deals the fatal blow on his privileged class, he will always find a place in our weary hearts, a much better…
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Guest Columns

Dogara, El-Rufai and Security Vote, By Azu Ishiekwene

The few grown-ups in the National Assembly must feel genuinely embarrassed about what is going on there. Some have expressed concern that the National Assembly might not only be weakened by the harsh portrayal in the press, it might also be exposed to public incitement. Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it…
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