Guest Columns

South Africa’s Wrestle With Its Past and Future, By Owei Lakemfa

The ANC might not have failed, but it has failed to meet the expectations and needs of the people; it might also be losing steam. It has two options, either to continue in its old way of non-fundamental reforms and eventually losing the people, or making a radical turn by…
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Guest Columns

Looking Back; Why Nigeria Tripped at the AU, By Owei Lakemfa

It is incomprehensible that Nigeria, the largest black nation in the world and a dominant economic and military power in Africa, would roll out its heavyweight leaders, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to campaign for a paper weight candidate. Nigeria at the African Union…
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Guest Columns

Lo, this ‘Jungle Don Mature’, By Louis Odion

Rather than ignite something he could not finish thereby bringing himself embarrassment, perhaps 2Face should have limited himself to his accustomed musical arena. He could, for instance, have composed a single speaking to the moment. Like his older colleague, Daniel Wilson, whose recent "Never Again!" is a blistering put-down of…
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Guest Columns

Again At Risk – The Rights of Lawful Assemblage, By Wole Soyinka

An unnecessary but important reminder: the battle for the right of lawful assembly of citizens in any cause, conducted peacefully, has been fought and won several times over. It is time that this contest is gracefully conceded. It must be consolidated by its routineness as a choice of action at…
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