Issues of the Day

Make Love, Not War, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

“Hatred we can manage. The tension of human nerves during noise, danger, and fatigue,makes them prone to any violent emotion and it is only a question of guiding thissusceptibility into the right channels. If conscience resists, muddle him…But hatred is best combined with Fear…Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore…
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Nigeria’s Endless Engagement With Terror, By Dele Agekameh

On January 27, 2000, that is, in the early days of the current democratic dispensation, a sitting state governor, now a Senator of the Federal Republic, who had allegedly received indoctrination in one of the training camps of Osama bin Laden, the late al-Qaeda leader, in Sudan, introduced the Islamic…
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Bamidele Francis Aturu 1964-2014, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Bamidele Francis Aturu, who died on 9 July 2014, abandoned a career in the military to train as scientist. Precluded from public service by an audacious act of objection to military dictatorship, he discovered a vocation as arguably the foremost public interest advocate of his generation in Nigeria. A lawyer…
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Using Carrots and Sticks in the Fight Against Corruption, By Soji Apampa  

In 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Siemens AG for engaging in Worldwide Bribery. Siemens paid just under $2bn to the US Department of Justice to settle the matter as against the $ it allegedly made in profits through corrupt deals. The company subsequently sacked and cleared out…
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Steps for Democracy…Forward or Backward? By Akin Adesokan

It was both sobering and pleasing to read a long interview with the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, published last week in the online periodical Sahara Reporters. In that interview titled “My Ekiti Election Story,” Fayemi left no one in doubt that he understood the implications of his electoral…
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