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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Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram, Jonathan And A Nation Without Empathy, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Two days ago (on 12th February 2014) in Borno state, the extremist Boko Haram sect killed 60 innocent Nigerians and carted off 24 young girls without any trace. On January 27, the sect murdered no less than 70 innocent Nigerians in cold blood in a series of attacks in Borno…
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Hannatu Musawa

Alas, the Pot Tags the Kettle Black! By Hannatu Musawa

Some days back I had the bizarre experience of reading a statement made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh, on the just concluded nationwide membership registration exercise by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bizarre, because, not only did Mr Metuh accuse the APC of a plot to…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Fickleness Of Men And The Power Of God, By Femi Fani-Kayode

There are a few questions that are often asked.  Amongst them are the following. Why is it that human beings are so fickle and sensitive to what others think about them?  Why do reputation and the perception of others mean everything to most whilst substance and character means nothing? Why…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

When Will Our Shackles Be Broken? By Femi Fani-Kayode

On April 20, 1653 Oliver Cromwell, who was the Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland and the greatest statesman and revolutionary that England ever knew, stormed the English ''Rump Parliament'' at Westminster and courageously pronounced the following words after which he sacked Parliament and boldly took power. He said:…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Jonathan, Tukur and A Government Of Jezebels, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I must commend President Goodluck Jonathan for removing Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as National Chairman of the PDP and finally dumping him. It really is good riddance to bad rubbish because that man was a disaster to his party. PDP itself is bad enough but to have a self-conceited and vainglorious…
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Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law is a Crime Against Reason

Months after it was passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, a bill that criminalizes homosexual relationships in Nigeria has been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The President gave his assent to the bill, which stipulates lengthy jail terms, both for same-sex marriage and public…
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Ebeneezer Obadare

A Country Not Worth Dying In? By Ebenezer Obadare

Take a look at the table below. It’s a simple five-cell affair with the names of twenty-five recently deceased Nigerians drawn randomly from various walks of life, including ages at time of passing, countries where each death took place, the causes of death (where available), and the year of transition.…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Gutless Eunuch And The Spirit Of The Jagaban, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution by quoting from a portion of an essay that I wrote on 26 September 2011, which was titled ''On Goodluck Jonathan, David and Goliath''. The portion reads as follows: ''A few days ago from the sacred pulpit of the hallowed chambers of the National Christian Centre in Abuja and in the presence of…
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