Opinion

Falana, the Baby and the Bathwater, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s interesting that while Falana and El-Rufai can hardly be described as ideological soul mates, on the contemporary issue of restructuring, they appear bound by a common contrarian thread. The statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the…
See More »
Opinion

Restructuring Nigeria, How Ready Are We? By Onofiok Luke

...one only hopes that this is not another fleeting national discourse, propelled by the sweetness of its rhetoric narrative than by shared determination. It is hoped that the inundation and preponderance of the argument for restructuring is driven by our solid conviction and collective readiness and willingness to achieve political…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Editorial

EDITORIAL: Time to Address the Biafran and Other Agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…
See More »
Opinion

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, Saraki Is Coming, Act Fast!, By Akin Fadeyi

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo must carefully manage how he serves into the hands of the NASS, whose members are now demanding for the consideration of the 2014 confab report, without falling naively for a populist goal about to be scored against the presidency. "Nelson Mandela was an extra ordinary human…
See More »
Guest Columns

The Niger Delta Crisis: A Different View, By Azu Ishiekwene

Were we to have a restructured federation today, the communities, states and oil companies would have led the way in evolving a broader peace-building strategy, with the federal government providing residual support. What Niger Deltans don't want to hear is that their own leaders are largely responsible for the problems…
See More »
Opinion

2014 National Conference Report and Nigeria’s Flawed Political and Economic Architecture, By Joseph Amasike

Whilst appreciative of the fact that not all the recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference Report are perfect, its progressive and nationalistic thrust leaves no one in doubt, and in its pages, we find an excellent template for the reconstruction of our national political-economic architecture for the attainment of…
See More »