Opinion

All Nations Start As Geographical Expressions, By ‘Tope Fasua

In spite of naysayers, Nigeria has evolved into less of a geographical expression since Awolowo’s statement. North, south, east and west, our lifestyles are more similar than it was in 1960. We now interact more, and the fact that you can read this anywhere you are shows that indeed we…
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Why Nigeria Is Among the Greatest Countries In the World, By Yemi Osinbajo

When you look at the sheer size and the diversity of Nigeria, we have the potentials of becoming one of the truly great countries of the world and I think that with the hard-work that we are seeing and with the right leadership - leadership committed to the people, committed…
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Opinion

Is Nigeria On the Brink of Another Civil War?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria, meanwhile, must go back 50 years to draw its own lessons: wars build from agitations like this. If the South-Easterners don’t want to stay, let them go. Fragmentation is a million times better than the devastation of war. On August 1, 1966, after the collapse of last-ditch attempts by…
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Opinion

G20 Vs. Africa: Still Same Old Tokenism, By Rafiq Raji

These are mostly related to aids for the development of youth and women. One initiative aims to create million new jobs by 2022, with a skills programme for more than five million With one-third of Africa’s 420 million youth unemployed and another third in vulnerable employment, these initiatives would barely…
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Opinion

How To Solve a Problem Like Magu, By Azu Ishiekwene

Federal lawmakers are in a hurry to make record bills that might save us. That’s grand. They should start with the small things: homework, punctuality and a little honesty with their constituencies and about their remunerations. This National Assembly appears quite anxious to make laws that might improve our lives.…
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Opinion

Saraki’s Farcical Coup of July 4th, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

By their coup of July 4th, Saraki and his gang of pseudo-democrats are inviting a coup. Except that this time, the coup will be by the mass of our people, a popular revolutionary uprising, and the consequences are better imagined! In reviewing the farcical coup—orchestrated by the president of the…
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