Adeolu Ademoyo

Ebola Virus And The Challenge of African Modernity, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The rapid spread of Ebola virus across West Africa has again raised the question of our disposition to the modern and modernity in the evolution of African societies. Also, Ebola has become a metaphor for the possibility of the extinction of a race. A brief clarification is needed. “Modern” is…
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The South-South Dream and A Nation’s Dilemma, By Garba Shehu

The story of the National Conference is like the parable of the sick fish when it tried to swallow a by far healthier one. The outcome is foreknown. But lessons, by both sides, must be learnt. There are a dozen-plus reasons why the national will triumphed over sectional, narrow selfish…
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Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response of the Nigerian state has been…
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Between Nuhu Ribadu, Sam Aluko and Nasir El-Rufai, By Biodun Jeyifo

Sometime in 1999 (or it may have been early 2000) I got an extraordinary personal note from Chief Ebenezer Babatope (“Ebino Topsy!) who had been Sani Abacha’s Aviation Minister and is now a PDP chieftain, being a member of the ruling party’s Board of Trustees. Before I come to the…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Nuhu Ribadu and The Moral Musical Chair, By Adeolu Ademoyo

We might have missed some important observation made at the wake of the recent Èkìtì elections. The elections brought in Mr. Fáyọ̀ṣe of PDP as the new Governor. But the incumbent governor Mr. Káyọ̀dé Fáyẹmí of APC made a poignant but subtle statement about the outcome of the elections. He…
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