Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: For Peace In Syria, Assad Must Go, By Majeed Dahiru

For peace and the restoration of Syria, the ruling Assad dynasty must give way. The violent crackdown on the majority of citizens seeking freedom from decades of suppression and totalitarian rule clearly challenges the legitimacy of Assad to continue to rule Syria. Out of desperation, he has used chemical weapons…
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Time for Nigeria To Stand Up for Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria must stand up for Africa by telling Morocco in no uncertain terms that it must abide by the AU constitution which recognises membership by the SADR and Morocco, accepts the peoples’ right to independence, equality of countries and state boundaries. We must defend the collective interests of Africans against…
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Guest Columns

The Shame of a Diminished Senate, By Louis Odion

By describing the senators as "childish and irresponsible", Sagay could, in fact, be accused of being too charitable. By harbouring a nest of former governors standing trial for massive theft while in office, failed contractors, certificate who choose to view the red chamber, as presently constituted, as a den of…
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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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