Guest Columns

We’re No Spoilers; We Rejoice With Europe, By Owei Lakemfa

Congratulations to our European brothers and sisters whom we in Africa first met as friends, trading partners and missionaries, then as slave traders and colonial masters and now as ‘partners’ in the global arena of inequality. Europeans rolled out the drums last Saturday, March 25 to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary…
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We Need To Use What We Make, and Make What We Use, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

We stand at a moment where history will be made for better or worse. Consequently, we must use our creative insight to peer into tomorrow to see what the rest of the world may want to buy, then devote ourselves to making these products. We build the nation we seek…
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Understanding Buhari, By Azu Ishiekwene

One of the saddest things said by a foreign newspaper during Buhari’s medical leave was that, dead or alive, he no longer makes any difference to the lives of Nigerians. Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves…
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OUT OF THE BOX: Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari, and not the Senate, is the one who does not want Magu as EFCC chairman, as the DSS cannot issue a security report to the Senate without the knowledge of the president. The reasons behind Magu’s fall from favour are not contained in the DSS report. Such…
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Death As Our Way of Life: Deconstructing Violence in Nigeria, By Chris Ngwodo

...the political economy fosters a climate of competition and mutual antagonism between groups that perceive themselves to be locked in a no-holds-barred struggle for the national cake. It is not the case that Nigerians are fundamentally or irredeemably tribal; they are trapped in a system that forces them against their…
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