Guest Columns

Who is afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari? By Theophilus Ilevbare

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria’s most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as…
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G.G. Darah, the North and Resource Control, By Damola Awoyokun

It is the patriotic duty of every Nigerian to dance on the grave of General Sani Abacha. Contrary to the Levickian PR his supporter Prof Darah did for him in his article Dancing on Abacha and Yar Aduas' Graves (The Guardian, 17-18th July 2014), Abacha remains the most despicable leader Nigeria ever had.  He killed…
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The Over-Crowded Love Boat in Osogbo, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

With the dust of the upcoming Osun gubernatorial election beginning to settle, it is now clear to everyone that this is clearly a one-horse race. The main opposition in Osun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will surely believe they are still in the race.  But, the more they boast of…
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A Reply to Gimba Kakanda’s Cacophony of Misconstruals, By Muhammad Mahmud

Dear Kakanda, Reading your letter to me, in which you criticised my worry and anger about what is going on in the third most important places of my religion, further strengthens my position that the resistance should be doubled, as it is indeed working, the manifestation of which, possibly, prompted…
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The Osun Governorship Election And The Strong Message Of Death, By Jide Jegede

In order to keep its people awake to lessons embedded in happenings around them, the Yoruba have a number of sayings that inspire wisdom in caution and action. One of such is: “Iku to n pa ojugba eni, owe nla lo n pa”. Literarily, it means: “when death strikes your…
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End the Pretence, Declare Nigeria a Unitary State! By Ogaga Ifowodo

The Vanguard of Monday, 14 July 2014 carried three full page advertorials on one issue: the impasse at the National Conference over a proper derivation formula. The Committee on Devolution of Powers, whose report was the last to be debated at plenary, had recommended retaining the 13% in General Abacha’s…
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TRIBUTE: Bamidele Aturu: Painful Exit Of The People’s Lawyer, By Akintunde Akanni

Bamidele Aturu’s path first crossed mine at the Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, in the mid 1990s where I shared the same office with his bosom friend, Omolade Adunbi, now a teacher of anthropology at the University of Michigan. Such was his consistent warm disposition and large-heartedness to people that BF…
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Mr. President, Time To Halt The War Against Anti-Graft Agencies, By Awassam Bassey

A little over two years ago, specifically in April 2012, the Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies headed by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan. After a long wait, a government White…
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