Columns

Ebola’s Revelations About Our Paganism and Credulity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Ebola, this frightening viral disease has become the crisis of today, not only in West Africa, but globally. The capacity of the disease to spread fast and to kill fast is terrifying. The way the disease kills, bleeding its victim to death is petrifying. It’s the type of disease that…
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Democracy and Governance

Keeping the Chibok Yellow Ribbon Aglow, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today is the 115-day since over 200 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while they were sitting for their final exams. Today is 100 days since we in the Abuja Family have been meeting every single day to demand of our government and security agencies to…
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Democracy and Governance

PDP Power and the Electricity We Don’t Have, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria as a country has never had as many promises in its lifetime as the PDP governments had promised, in vain, about improved electricity supply since 1999. I doubt that any country in the world has invested as much as we have on electricity as we have and yet we…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Agriculture Alone Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Mono-Product Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's impulse-driven consumerism and complacent solipsism gnaws at me; it is infectious and in the open for every one to see. It is unsustainable, yet the higher-ups seem unconcerned by it, preferring to import rice from Thailand for distribution in exchange for votes. They tout the rote catechism of lending…
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Democracy and Governance

Dying NLC and the Slumber of the Progressive Movement, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I was in Ghana last Friday when a massive campaign against the worsening economic conditions in the country occurred. The day was known as Red Friday and several thousand activists marched through Accra that 24th July, the second anniversary of the death in office of President John Evans Atta Mills.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Jonathan, His $1billion Boko Haram Loan, And 2015 Election, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

There comes another request for loan designed to immiserate the country more than ever before and for nothing but the injurious pleasure of winning an election at all cost. Boko Haram can make a bomb out of anything, but the bomb Mr. Jonathan makes on paper since he became President…
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Democracy and Governance

Bishop Kukah’s Grave Misreading, By Okey Ndibe

Last week, as part of festivities celebrating the 80th birthday of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto delivered a lecture titled “Wole Soyinka: 80 Years of Genius and Prophetic Outrage”. It was a remarkable lecture in several ways, including its sweep, its blend…
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