Guest Columns

The Hippocratic Oath in Ameyo Adadevoh’s Office, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

I spoke to Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician, who has just died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), to schedule a previously agreed medical review. It was a Saturday. We agreed that I would come in the following Monday, July 21. On 20 July, Patrick Sawyer,…
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My plea to the people of Israel, By Desmond Tutu

The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine. If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine…
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Guest Columns

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh: She Died The Death Of Many, By Emmanuel Obasi

Adieu our great Doctor, a great woman, a true human, a true Nigerian. When the headline filtered in yesterday, my heart sank; grief enveloped me. I do not know her, never met her even remotely. But I did not need to; her deed and heroics speaks loud and this was…
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Elections as Military Operations, By Ogaga Ifowodo

By all sober reckoning, Professor Attahiru Jega has done quite well in his last two outings as Nigeria’s chief electoral officer and, so, democracy’s chief midwife in our turbulent turbulent country. If Ekiti broke the hearts of progressives, of those who believe that “man does not live alone by bread”…
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Brechtian Thoughts on Political Cluelessness, By Obo Effanga

“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participate in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political…
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Teacher’s Plight Under Akpabio’s “Uncommon Transformation,” By Inibehe Effiong

If there is a class of civil servants in Akwa Ibom State that have been perennially marginalized, deeply stigmatized and greatly insulted, it is teachers in the about 1110 public primary schools in the state. Their story is a tragic reminder of the agonizing era of slavery when slave-workers who…
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