Opinion

History Through the Headlines (3), By Muni King-Keazor & Ed Emeka Keazor

...in 1964, he composed the track, 'Ewu n'ebe akwa'. This song was performed at a club in Kano in 1966, shortly after the January 15 coup attempt, and it led to a near riot, as it was rather unwisely misapplied by a small number of individuals in tactless jest, referencing…
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Article of Faith

Is there Injustice In God’s Redemptive Justice?, By Femi Aribisala

In death, the disadvantaged lose all their disadvantages; while the advantaged lose all their advantages. Jesus says: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and…
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Opinion

Nigerian Politics: What Goes Around, Comes Around, By Eric Teniola

Dr. Ekwueme, Chief Ezeoke, Professor Osinbajo and Femi Gbajabiamila are lawyers. Incidentally, Professor Osinbajo and Gbajabiamila are old boys of Igbobi College, Lagos. As they say, what goes around, comes around. Personal interest, not regional or religious interest, is the first priority of every politician. Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (1932-2017),…
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Guest Columns

Bard of the River Nun, By Niyi Osundare

(Remembering Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, 1929–2019) . . . .my river’s calling too ……………………..…… And each dying year brings near the sea-bird call the final call that stills the crested waves ……. As is almost invariably the case with every visionary poet/artist, Gabriel Okara has his epitaph secreted somewhere in the…
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Opinion

Nigerian Diversity, Criminality and the False Drums of War, By Adewale Ajadi

I wonder then why those who should know better are beating drums of conflict against the Fulani. Our history with the Fulani cannot justify the response. Furthermore, why are all the Fulani lumped together in this pursuit of conflict? Surely, every ethnic group has their criminals and one of the…
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Opinion

The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down, By Festus Adedayo

I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment offered me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan. I had hitherto enjoyed every of the diatribes provoked by the appointment. I was told it was the…
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