Opinion

Olusegun Adeniyi: When A Verdict Is Delivered Ad Hominem, By Umar Yakubu

For a columnist of several decades' standing and a former presidential spokesman, all that Segun was trying to do in the piece was to give indication that he still has access to information from the Presidential Villa, but unfortunately this has been information with zero value. These days, it is…
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Columns

Do Not Despair, Indeed The Mercy Of Allah Is Close To the Good Doers, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Merciful All Praise is due to Allah, and may the Salah and Salam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, and the noble Companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection. Dear brothers and sisters, Allah the Almighty says:…
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Opinion

Honestly, Social Distancing Has Been Terrible For Nigeria and the World, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The right-wing turn came with the conditionality that the State had no business in the provision of social services to the people – health, education, potable water and jobs for the youth. This led to extreme social distancing becoming the purpose of statecraft, in addition to not providing for the…
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Columns

President Buhari Is the Problem of APC, By Majeed Dahiru

Judging by the garrulous grandstanding of Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, the recently sacked national chairman of the APC many are easily convinced that he was the problem at root of the crisis rocking the ruling party. Completely devoid of diplomatic finesse and the temperate temperament required of the chairman of a…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and the “New Normal” of Political Campaigns, By Shamsudeen Adio Yusuf

With the exponential increase in the cases of COVID-19, politicians cannot conduct campaigns through conventional means. They must adapt to the realities of the “new normal” by deploying alternative mechanisms of campaigning, while strengthening the existing ones. Communication is vital in any election. Since COVID-19 emerged, countries have been contending…
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Opinion

US’s No Student Visa Policy Amid Nigeria’s Careless Approach To Education, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...as for people in government, I hope they have realised that in life, you reap what you With this decision not to issue visas to students whose universities have moved online, who knows whether a time will come when these countries that we run to for better, quality education will…
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Opinion

Ibrahim Magu: the Ephemerality of Unbridled Power, By Mike Ozekhome

...please let us not accord Magu the same shameless media trial, public conviction, lynching and execution of people, who were nothing but mere suspects (and thus presumed innocent), as he did with éclat and a swashbuckling manner. Let us presume him innocent until he has been subjected to the due…
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Guest Columns

The NBC’s New Strangulatory Code!, By Wole Soyinka

It is economic sabotage writ large, directed against thousands of practitioners. Regulatory? This is strangulatory in effect! I think it is about time the government comes out openly and admits that it has declared war against the Arts and its producers, instead of its present tactics of piecemeal attrition. Just…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Price Tag Of Fraud: Hushpuppi and Associates, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What is the price tag of these FBI takedown of Nigerian cross-border criminal gangs on Nigeria's reputation? What impact will it have on forging business links and the ease of travel for Nigerians? Well, fraud is expensive in so many ways and the cost to Nigeria is and will be…
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