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Columns

The Nigerian Presidency as a Foster Parent of Crimes, By Pius Adesanmi

The only reason that the identities of the owners of the Ikoyi billions cannot be revealed and an institution of the Nigerian state – NIA – must be given marching orders to own the crime is that there is unity of purpose in the confederacy of illicit interests. They are…
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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

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: How Did Obasanjo Allow His Legacy Get Off the Rails?, By Chude JIdeonwo

Properly situating the context of Obasanjo’s leadership decisions and the outcome of his long-term strategic thinking aids us in locating the governing philosophies that drove his victories, the fault lines that generated his failures, and in navigating the pathways to a sustainable future. In the world these days, it is…
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Opinion

Boko Haram and the Legend of Sambisa Forest, By Majeed Dahiru

By far, the biggest excuse advanced by security agencies for the intractability of the Boko Haram insurgency is the Sambisa forest; an ecological myth created and believed by these security agencies, the government and people of Nigeria and the international community because the mainstream media propagated and still propagates this…
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Opinion

The Grandfather Of Corruption And His Grandchildren, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

The war of words between Obasanjo, and his grandchildren has once again, revealed that some persons are above the law in Nigeria. Otherwise, both Obasanjo and some of his grandchildren, especially those alleged to have padded the 2016 budget, should be behind bars for their atrocities against Nigeria and Nigerians.…
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Guest Columns

Ondo, Atiku and Buba Galadima, By Azu Ishiekwene

The convulsions of this week, topped off with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s direct attack on the government’s pace (what happened to his hotline?) should be a wake up call. Forget the staging of placards in Sokoto asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to come back to power tomorrow. The jesters have…
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