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Guest Columns

The Six Million Dollar Man, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

“Steve Austin.  Astronaut.  A man barely alive.  Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.  We have the technology.  We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man.  Steve Austin will be that man; better than he was before.  Better, stronger, faster!” For those of you who do not have the…
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Opinion

Buccaneers as statesmen, By Chido Onumah

I have always advocated for a full-scale socio-political restructuring of Nigeria. The reason is simple. Unless we do, we will daily, to our collective peril, be confronted with all the tragic fallouts of a dysfunctional nation-state, be it the desire to “#bringbackourgirls” or what Akin Osuntokun, writing in (6/4/2014), described…
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Democracy and Governance

Biafra, the Ostrich Mentality and Nigeria’s Tragedy, By Okey Ndibe

There is a sense in which the name of the malaise afflicting Nigeria is Biafra. I have argued before—and I must do so again—that Nigeria’s refusal to confront and address the sore of the Biafran War is the chief reason no nation has been able to materialize out of the…
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Guest Columns

How Jonathan, PDP helped Sanusi to become Emir of Kano, By Paul Ibe

Last Friday, Emir Ado Bayero, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the ancient city of Kano passed on to the great beyond. The monarch’s death followed prolonged illness that may have been exacerbated by the traumatic experiences of the Boko Haram attacks in and around the palace and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Mr. Jonathan – Free The Press, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Jonathan and his government should realize that Nigerians will not be silenced, we will continue to share our stories through social media.   The government of has defaulted to pervasive use of the nation's security apparatuses to enforce Prior Restraint on the Press, members of the opposition and certain…
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