Issues of the Day

Looking Back at the NBA Elections 2014, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

In the run in to the elections into national offices in the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in July 2012, a serving State Governor approached a group of trusted senior lawyers with a question: who in the among the contenders did they think he and his party could support? Asked why…
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Dele Agekameh

Reminiscing On The Odukomaiya Legacy at 80, By Dele Agekameh

It was Arthur Gordon, famously known as "Art" Linkletter, a Canadian-born American radio and television personality (July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010), who said: “There are four stages of man: infancy, childhood, adolescence…and obsolescence”. In all through these stages, the first two - infancy and childhood- though form the…
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Dele Agekameh

The ‘forgotten’ girls of Chibok, By Dele Agekameh

‘It's appropriate for government to explore dialogue, whether put together by Obasanjo or any other person, to get the Chibok schoolgirls out’. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Wole Soyinka, professor and Nobel Laureate, appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s programme, Hardtalk and added his voice to the growing international discourse on…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Boko Haram and The Limit of Two Narratives, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Two narratives have dominated the “understanding” and “solutions” to the evil called Boko Haram. The government of President Goodluck Jonathan, his party, PDP, and the defenders of the government hold the first narrative. Two categories of Nigerians subscribe to a second narrative. First category of people are associated with the…
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