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Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and Ndigbo, By Femi Aribisala

The hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let there be love shared among us! The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Why Lai Mohammed Must Be Fired Immediately, By Femi Aribisala

A Minister of Information should not be allowed to become a Minister of Misinformation. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf was the Minister of Information in the dying days of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. Nicknamed “Comical Ali” by British tabloids, al-Sahaf made a fool of himself during the Iraqi war by constantly…
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Goodluck Jonathan Was An Exceptional President, By Femi Aribisala

To date, there is little evidence that the government’s anti-corruption intentions go beyond the witch-hunting of the Jonathan administration. I walked into the east wing of The Palms shopping mall in Lekki, Lagos (popularly referred to as Shoprite) only to be buttoned-holed by a man trying to sell me a…
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Root Causes of the Biafran Struggle, By Femi Aribisala

When a major tribe is treated procedurally as second-class in their own country, there will be a demand for self-determination sooner rather than later. In the eight years of Obasanjo’s presidency, there was no headline-grabbing demand for Biafra. Ditto for the eight years of the Yar’adua/Jonathan presidency. However, within months…
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Does the President Have the Power to Order the Arrest of Dasuki?, By Femi Aribisala

The courts are not answerable to the president. However, the president is answerable to the courts. There can be no questions about President Buhari’s military credentials. The president is a retired major-general of the Nigerian army, celebrated for his many successes in the field of battle. One of the first…
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Fighting Corruption With Double-Standards and Human Rights Abuses, By Femi Aribisala

The government has declared Diezani guilty without trial, while declaring Amaechi and Fashola innocent without trial. In just six months, the government’s anti-corruption policy has gone off the rail. During the election, candidate Buhari made this pledge: “Whoever that is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of swearing-in,…
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