Opinion

Boko Haram: Is the Military in false propaganda war? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. They spoke with one voice in their condemnation of government's inaction and seeming lack of interest to contain…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Looking For Jobs, Finding Death, By Femi Fani-Kayode

One day Nigerians will appreciate the importance of facts, figures and statistics and the consequences of tolerating atrocious, lousy, insensitive and unaccountable governments. Whether anyone likes to accept it or not, the bitter truth is that 80 per cent of our GRADUATES are unemployed in Nigeria today whilst 51 per…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Referendum In The Crimea and The Great Betrayal, By Femi Fani-Kayode

On Sunday 16th March 2014 a referendum will be held in the Crimea to determine whether the people of that country will stay in the Ukraine or opt to be part of the Russian Federation. This is a positive development and I have little doubt that they will vote to…
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Hannatu Musawa

The PDP and the “Janja Weed” Influence, By Hannatu Musawa

The irony of the All Progressives Congress, APC, adopting the broom as its national logo to sweep away the canker-corruption worms and indirection in Nigeria that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has steered us into for the last 15 years can hardly be lost on anyone. Especially when the PDP…
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Opinion

Politicising oil exploration in the North, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

My vague recollection of the search for oil in the North dates back to the beginning of this republic, when once again civilian governance emerged on the scene. It has been a long tortuous battle though. Unfortunately this battle has served no useful purpose, at least for the region concerned,…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Power Of Passion And The Spirit of the Warrior, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Until you hear the Scotsman play the bagpipes in the early morning mist of the Scottish highlands, you have heard nothing. Until you hear the Irish maiden sing ''O Danny Boy'' on the lush green fields of the Emerald Isle, you know nothing. Until you hear the Welshman sing ''Men…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Centenary Celebrations And The Souls Of The Slaughtered, By Femi Fani-Kayode

On February 26, 2014 one Mr. Adegoroye wrote: "Only an insane government will be celebrating centenary while the youths, women, children and citizens are being killed daily in cold blood. Rather than mourn the dead, we want to celebrate one hundred years of a failed state ruled by a failed…
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Opinion

Why Jonathan Must Protect Shettima, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

When information crept into town last weekend that President Goodluck Jonathan had hatched a grand plan to replace the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, many a Nigerian would rather believe it than the half-hearted denials that followed. The President’s open display of emotion and anger over the issue at…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Jonathan, Sanusi and the birth of a hero, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is not my favourite person and I have differences with him on many issues. I must however commend his immense courage for speaking out and exposing the monumental corruption in the government that he once served and…
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Opinion

The missing link in Jonathan’s church-to-royalty shuttle, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

John F. Kennedy, one of America’s most loved and flamboyant presidents, in this poignant statement, said: “A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” With a little modification, you’d think Kennedy…
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