Columns

Deji Adeyanju and the Police’s Entanglement In Partisan Politics, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the Police will have to live with the truth they don’t want to hear: they’re no different from politicians; they’re Siamese twins with the APC government that fights corruption in the opposition but pampers corrupt elements in its own house. For a moment, it appeared the Police had a case…
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Columns

Why Boko Haram Will Continue Killing Our Soldiers, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Much as it hurts to say, Boko Haram will continue killing if we’re stuck with fighting Boko Haram with weapons that are older than Nigeria itself (the AK-47 was made 11 years before Nigeria’s Independence), then our soldiers have no chance. No serious military should still be parading the T-12…
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Opinion

UI’s International School and the Raging Hijab Controversy, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...Nigeria is a heterogeneous country. With 250 ethnic groups who speak more than 250 languages, plus a multi-religious makeup that includes the highest population of Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, we must stop expecting to look into any secular gathering and see a homogeneously-dressed For two days last week, students of…
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Columns

Should Lai Mohammed’s N3.5mn Claim Have Been Left Off The Record?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

In more intellectually-conscious climes, last week’s off-the-record drama would have sparked scholarly incursions into the changing values of 21st-century journalism. It would have triggered intense concerns about the gaping hole of self-regulation that must be filled if the media must bountifully harness the pluses of Internet-driven media explosion. “Journalism entails…
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Columns

The Army’s Assault On Shi’ites: A Potent Recipe For Deeper Unrest, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Just one reminder: this unprofessional use of military might is exactly how Boko Haram became violent and virulent. The Army hasn’t finished dealing with that insurgency; there’s no point kick-starting another. Once upon a time, Boko Haram was a very peaceful group. Boko Haram — the same “dreaded”, “insurgent”, terrorist…
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Columns

Drug Abusers Deserve A Second Chance From UNILAG, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Withdrawing the admission of drug-positive fresh students won’t help UNILAG realise its ambition of ensuring that its students are “good products of the larger society”. To think it would, in the first place, gives UNILAG out as guilty of a defect common to the academia: The thinking that ‘citadels of…
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Columns

Kemi Adeosun’s Dishonourable Resignation, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

From sainthood, Adeosun’s latest status has been elevated to victimhood — or, put another way, she has managed to hoodwink the unsuspecting public into elevating her to victimhood. Having read her resignation letter multiple times, I still cannot find anything honourable in it. Normally, in a country where politicians and…
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Columns

Why Atiku’s Presidential Ambition Doesn’t Tickle, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

..despite all he has going for him, Atiku comes with more baggage than his self-professed willpower to fix this country can withstand. No matter how hard he and his media team try, it appears his best shot at the presidency was in 2003. For now, the search for a young…
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