Opinion

Girls In Nigeria Are Not Protected By the Law – It’s Time For Change, By Adaeze C. Oreh

The contradictions and loopholes in our laws and customs around consent, marriage and child rights are making life miserable and dangerous for too many of our girls. In my view, nothing will change without purposeful and determined leadership – which would start from updating our legislation in line with current…
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Opinion

Preliminary Notes On #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu

...how do we assess #RevolutionNow? We may begin by asserting that proclamations of revolutions are not new. In fact, in certain circumstances, a proclamation is necessary, if not mandatory — if it is a “people’s revolution” or a “revolution of the people.” But this proclamation is made not to herald…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes Of the 2019 Elections, By Chidi Odinkalu

Democracy may be about choices and decisions by citizens in theory. As practised in Nigeria, however, what is clear from these three seasons is that there is very little room in it for the average citizen. If they is anything, citizens are mostly spectators. Every election cycle in Nigeria has…
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Opinion

Nigeria: More of the Centrifugal Than The Centripetal, By Banji Ojewale

What obtains now is a killer atmosphere. Atop it is an indolent centre breeding equally indolent outposts in its own image across the land. This machinery has turned us all into beggars in a land literally flowing with ‘milk and honey’. It is a monster of government bureaucracy now challenged…
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Opinion

Rochas Okorocha: Playing the Ostrich On the Road To Perdition, By Uche Igwe

Beyond seizing a few properties from Mr. Rochas Okorocha and his family, the Ihedioha administration should establish a panel to comprehensively investigate and audit the former administration in the State. I can bet that the extent of decay that will be revealed will send shock waves across the He can…
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Opinion

The Army-Police War: Where Is the NSA?, By Yushau A. Shuaib

As the coordinating organ of government on security matters, ONSA should step in and manage this crisis, more professionally and with experience, especially in the absence of a federal cabinet, as the ministers of Defence and that of Interior are yet to be sworn in. “Our country is bedevilled… (by)…
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