Columns

Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC Mob, By Reuben Abati

I urge Senator Ahmed Lawan to avoid this kind of situation in the future. Critics are not destroyers. They are also part of the national common project. Nobody should be subjected to an apartheid treatment or the politics of segregation just because they express a different opinion. Central to all…
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Bámidélé Upfront

While Yoruba Land Sleeps!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba homeland is encircled, with its forests and major roads occupied by kidnappers and territorial expansionists because we have been sleeping! We found ourselves in this predicament because ìpọ́njú makes Us Yorùbá. The Yoruba do not unite around anything, unless they are faced with catalytic adversity. It is time…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Time For INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, To Resign, By Femi Aribisala

Having been caught in lies upon lies, Mahmood Yakubu should do the honourable thing for a change. It is not realistic to insist that President Buhari should fire him. That is unlikely to happen since he is working to protect the president’s interests. But there is one road still open…
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Columns

Genocidal Herders and the Siege To Oodualand, By Louis Odion

...now that there is a consensus that evil herders constitute a common existential threat to the nation, ultimately, there is no justification henceforth whatsoever for the national security establishment not to respond to these vermins with, in fact, a hand heavier and more decisive than what is often applied against…
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Guest Columns

Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Sustainability, By Nuhu Ribadu

Why Corruption? I will not indulge in much academic exercise of textbook definition of corruption. I am a practical person, not an academic, I would therefore speak largely on practical terms. In simple terms, we can say corruption is an evil that is very much recognisable. When you see corruption,…
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Opinion

In Ondo State, A June 12 Celebration With A Refreshing Difference, By Lanre Arogundade

...the stage play was evidence that drama, among others, is also about history and what we witnessed was a good historical recall of the epic June 12 event and struggle, suggesting that the play should go national and indeed be taken to Abuja for next year's June 12 celebrations. I…
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Opinion

Almajiranci: A Literary Perspective, By Isa Sanusi

Cheikh Hamidou Kane, the Senegalese writer whose work, "Ambiguous Adventure" (1961) dealt with the dilemma of bringing up a child in the context of African culture, Islam and the Western influence, best describes where northern Nigeria is today. Statistics can be scary. But because they are largely abstract, we move…
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Columns

Preventing Governments and Industry Captains From Sharing Beds, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effete governments demand blind obedience from civil society – including the markets. Accordingly, emasculated captains of industry prostrate themselves in the corridors of government – reinforcing the latter’s strong and strangulating hold on the economy. The challenge before the rest of us remains how to finally break this cycle at…
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Columns

Buratai’s Bruises On Nigerian Troops, By Festus Adedayo

Whether the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, failed to think through his statement last Tuesday condemning Nigerian military troops who are on the frontline of fighting the Boko Haram insurgency or he was just being magisterial like all bosses do, the import and symbolism of that waffling condemnation,…
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