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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Guest Columns

Insanity Is Closing The Airport For Six Weeks, By Azu Ishiekwene

The question is how can repairs be done with the least disruption to the lives of passengers and businesses that don’t have the options and luxury available to the ministers? How can the minister escape accusations that his overriding motive is to help himself to a good slice of the…
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