Opinion

The Emir Sanusi Affair As a Repeat of 19th Century History, By Majeed Dahiru

If Emir Sanusi is removed from his position on the basis of his reform activism, the signals would be very clear to the rest of Nigeria that the Muslim North is not ready to move along with other federating units on the path of progress and prosperity. I had my…
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Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Opinion

Emir Sanusi and the ‘Fight for the Soul of Nigeria’, By ‘Tope Oriola

I wonder how many Salisus and Alis are roaming the streets of northern Nigeria as almajiris. How many Bunmis and Fatimas have been forcibly married off and turned to mothers before they understood the micro-mechanics of their bodies? The wastage of human talents and resources anywhere is a crime against…
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Columns

The Chibok Girls: Three Years in Bondage, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...citizens have the absolute right to demand of their president that he does his job and secures the liberation of these Nigerians placed in bondage by terrorists. I can confidently assure President Buhari that we will continue to harass him until he does the needful and gets his government to…
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Opinion

Big Men, Strongmen and Prostrate Institutions, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

We are making mountains out of molehills and neglecting the serious business of governance for inanities. Crass opportunists have deliberately elevated trivialities to the level of national discourse. The narrative is no longer about proffering solution to the myriads of problem assailing the country. Nigerians love big men. They defer…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: Resolving the Conflict of Faith and Citizenship, By Majeed Dahiru

In resolving the conflict of faith and citizenship, brought about by the non-separation of state and religion, it is pertinent for mainstream Islamic authorities to commence a genuine re-appraisal of certain doctrines that are embedded in mainstream Islamic theology that are driving radical Islam. Several reasons have been advanced by…
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Opinion

On the Edge and Dangling: Shouldn’t We Be Very Angry?, By Saatah Nubari

...there are many parents in Makoko who cannot afford three pure water sachets (N10 each) as school fees for their child(ren). But you are not afraid of what someone who cannot afford N30 can do for N10,000, and neither are you angry. We are on the edge, dangling our feet,…
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Opinion

Moving Nigeria Forward: An Open Letter to President Buhari, By Omar, Ibrahim, et al.

...there is consensus in the country that your economic management team simply does not have the capacity to meet the nation’s expectations. The recent publication of the economic recovery and growth plan after 20 months in office is an indication of the team’s lethargy, even if it is a significant…
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