Opinion

APC Promised Nigeria Restructuring, By Femi Falana

- The late Professor Abubakar Momoh ...I believe that the greatest tribute that Professor Abubakar Momoh deserves from us is a renewed commitment on the part of ASUU and other progressive forces to mobilise the Nigerian people to campaign for the actualisation of the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of…
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Guest Columns

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Like the herdsman anxious to save the flock from danger, Sanusi’s comment was a wake-up call. If, however, like Frederik Willem de Klerk, he becomes the battering ram that deals the fatal blow on his privileged class, he will always find a place in our weary hearts, a much better…
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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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Opinion

OOTC: How Jonathan Has Come To Be An Option For 2019, By Chude Jideonwo

...if Buhari decides to run for president again in 2019, the old fault lines will re-emerge, and we will probably end up with Buhari versus Jonathan again for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I got a lot of panicked responses after my last piece, with the panic…
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Opinion

OOTC: To Change Our Country, We Have 15 Lessons to Learn from BBOG (II), By Chude Jideonwo

For those who insisted that BBOG was a tool of the All Progressives Congress to delegitimise and remove President Jonathan, immense confusion emerged when the movement continued the exact same agitation, with the exact same aggression, upon the change of guard at the Presidential Villa. The Discipline of Leadership On…
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Opinion

OOTC: To Change Our Country, We Have 15 Lessons To Learn from BBOG (I), By Chude Jideonwo

BBOG is the ultimate demonstration of the capacity of a people bound together by a common vision, a definite mission, and a determined capacity. You know the tragedy already. The world does. And it’s one we are yet to recover from: 276 Chibok girls kidnapped from their schools under the…
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Columns

Chibok, Sambisa and the Struggle for Liberation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The various crises affecting different parts of the country have created a vast humanitarian The challenge before the nation is the reconstruction of the Nigerian State and the placement of the safety and welfare of Nigerians at the centre of the governance agenda. Let 2017 be the year in which…
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Columns

Aisha Buhari Schools the President, By Okey Ndibe

President Buhari’s response to his wife’s censure was painfully In that graceless response—which the president’s handlers at first tried to pass off as witticism—President Buhari confirmed his wife’s depiction of a man who is so bewildered by the demands of his office that he has ceded control to others. In…
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