Columns

Sowore and Parable of A Rat That Saw Tomorrow, By Festus Adedayo

Many commentators on the attempted abduction of rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, right inside a courtroom of the Federal High Court, Abuja by men of the State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services, (DSS) have termed the occurrence tragic. I disagree. I tend to think that the tragedy is…
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Opinion

Writing Invisible Lives: Memory As History In Cherno Njie’s “Sweat Is Invisible In The Rain”, By Toyin Falola

The book, Sweat is Invisible in the Rain, written by Cherno M. Njie, is better classified as a documentation of three interconnected stages of the author's life, career, vision, and ambition. The book successfully privileges the historical and the factual over the literary. It deals with causation using a wide…
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Columns

Packing NATO At 70 Into Old Peoples Home, By Owei Lakemfa

Ageing is a natural process, but some age faster due to a variety of reasons including ill health, lack of good nutrition and troublesome children who raise their blood pressure. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) established primarily to counter the defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) has aged…
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Columns

Advocating African Development Through Culture Change, By Rafiq Raji

Rote-learning remains the dominant teaching method in many African countries. To become innovation-focused, young Africans need to acquire critical thinking skills early on. It is not as difficult as it may Pre-recorded classes by teachers already skilled in critical thinking pedagogical methods abroad could be played to local students. Clearly,…
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Opinion

Recalling Tai Solarin’s Prediction, By Edwin Madunagu

Looking now at this nearly 40-year old “exchange” between Tai Solarin and myself, it strikes me that I could myself not have realised its full import. Tai Solarin said only a Revolutionary Party could dislodge the NPN from power. I agreed with him but amended the proposition by replacing “NPN”…
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Guest Columns

Lessons From the African Wild Dog (Lycean Pictus), By Wole Soyinka

It has become imperative and urgent to send this message to President-General Buhari: Rein in your wild dogs of disobedience. And for a start, get a trainer to teach them some basic court manners! A few years ago, I watched the video of a pack of the famed African wild…
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Columns

Kano Emirate: the Dangers of Playing Politics with Institutions, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the governor’s defiance of court orders in proceeding to implement and appoint new emirs despite the knowledge of the proceedings before the court and the service of the court orders, is simply wrong and unbecoming of a governor. Persisting in error after a clear court judgement just over a week…
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