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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Columns

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president owes himself an even greater duty - protecting his personal reputation as a fearless anti-corruption crusader. He can only do so when he takes allegations against his friends and staffers seriously and acts. By appearing to refuse to act, the president would be indicting himself in the court…
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Columns

Ben Murray-Bruce and the Glamour of Favour, By Pius Adesanmi

That is why your politician tars a road, digs a borehole, builds a gada or a culvert or a gutter and his aides gut the airwaves with noise demanding acknowledgement and appreciation from the people for the uncommon favour. This national mental malaise is not limited to politicians. Interactions among…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Party Discipline and The Senate of Toads and Squirrels, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Up till now, the dominant parties, the (PDP) and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) offer Nigerians no discernible ideological content and no institutional core from which an enduring philosophy can be derived. That is why it is easy for commitment problems to arise in the APC due to the divergence…
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