Columns

Karma and the Parable of ‘Filadefia’, By Louis Odion

...nonetheless, it is impossible to deny the shadow of Karma now engulfing Okorocha. Some eight years ago, he too barely waited for then Governor Ikedi Ohakim to write his hand-over notes before bombarding banks with letters from the “Office of the Governor-Elect” to dishonour cheques presented by the Government House…
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Columns

Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu As Polling Agent, By Reuben Abati

Olawale Folorunso and Bode Sowunmi who were with me and who had been listening to the argument over the proposed recruitment of Eshu as a polling agent eventually intervened. Bode Sowunmi wanted to know if the Eshu could survive in a compound with interlocking tiles and air conditioners and whether…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Pius Adebola Adesanmi: Like A Dew On Grass, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a week since the crash that took you from me, from Your death shook Nigeria, Africa, Canada and the world. You were a change maker in life and in death. Because you died, many will now be spared the horror of death in Boeing 737 Max 8. They…
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Opinion

The Violent Politics of Rivers State: Our Lingering Shame, By Ugoji Egbujo

The military has no business supervising elections and arresting electoral offenders. But how can elections be conducted in a gang land where the police generally fear to thread? If the military is removed from the Rivers equation today, only the owners of militants and cultists will win elections there. The…
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Opinion

Is the People’s Bank Coming Back (2)?, By Eric Teniola

My appeal to the federal government is that the issues raised by Ahmed Joda’s committee and the government’s white paper on the People’s Bank should be properly implemented. The recommendations of the Ahmed Joda committee was that the People’s Bank should be restructured and rationalised in accordance to a revised…
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Opinion

The Atrocities Against Innocent Muslims In New Zealand!, By Murtadha Gusau

May Allah grant the deceased the Highest Rank in Jannatul Firdaws and expose all those behind the attack. Ya Allah! We ask You to protect the Muslims all over the world and punish the perpetrators of this evil act. Ameen. Monday, March 18, 2019 In the Name of Allah, the…
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Opinion

The Urgency of Saving Our Environment, By Ehireme Alexis Uddin

...we continue to see evidence, not only of the effects of changing climate patterns on the livelihood of millions of Nigerians, but its indication as being the primary cause of rising sea levels that increase the likelihood of floods. It’s clear, therefore, that we have a problem we are not…
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Opinion

Adesanmi: The Final Flight Home, By Mahfouz Adedimeji

To remind the present and future generations that there was a scholar who broadened our horizons and illuminated our paths with the profundity of his thoughts, monuments in Adesanmi’s honour are well-deserved. But the greatest honour is to play our parts in actualising the Nigeria of his dream, where mediocrity…
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Columns

Could We Reform The Retail End Of The Power Sector?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

It would matter a lot what financial engineering schemes would be included in the reforms to address this problem — short of declaring the distribution companies bankrupt and inviting new bids for their asset. But by far the most important aspect of any reform to the sector, given its impact…
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Opinion

Pius Adesanmi: An Uncommon Star In the Firmament of God’s Creation, By Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi

Pius Adebola Adesanmi, the whole family misses you. I miss you. I miss your laughter, ebullience, reassuring presence as well as the effervescence and incandescence of your person. ‘Bola, you were an uncommon star in the firmament of God’s creation. Oko mi, sun re o (sleep well, my husband). I…
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