Columns

Northern Nigeria In Need of Amotekun, By Majeed Dahiru

The acute inadequacies of Nigeria’s conventional security forces has left large swaths of territories ungoverned and millions of lives and properties unsecured. With its estimated population of 200 million people occupying a total land area of 923,768 km sq., Nigeria’s poorly funded, badly equipped and ill catered for security forces,…
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Opinion

The Significance of Nigerian Words, Coinages In 2020 Oxford Dictionary, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

At long last, my daughter can now use the word ‘severally’ without my adrenaline surging unnecessarily, courtesy of the 29 Nigerian words and expressions included in the January updates to the Oxford English Dictionary. This is a big relief. Apart from having to correct her for repeatedly using the expression…
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Columns

Was It All About Meghan, The Witch Of Windsor?, By Azu Ishiekwene

The boy whose mother was hounded to her death by the paparazzi has come of age. And he is reminding the British establishment of everything it has tried desperately to forget about that tragedy, and more. Harry, still addressed as His Royal Highness and Duke of Sussex at the time,…
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Opinion

Buhari and Electoral Reform: The Unspoken Truth, By SKC Ogbonnia

The need to curb illegal money in Nigeria’s election campaign cannot be overstated, especially considering that the problem is central to elitist corruption. Therefore, as a president whose sole claim to power was to fight corruption, Buhari can still seize the moment and go forth to lay a strong foundation…
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Opinion

Sanwo-Olu’s Illustrious Strides and Educational Transformation In Lagos, By Olusegun Fafore

Lagos is ready to take-on the world with the digitisation of basic schools’ curriculum and deployment of modern techniques in teaching to maximise learning in all state-owned primary schools. Before this much attention on education, Lagos has enjoyed an impressive reputation as the land of digital nomads, who make defining…
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Opinion

Self-Defence Is A International Human Right, By Atiku Abubakar

What I counsel is that the executive, legislature and judiciary must wake up and smell the coffee. When they do, they will realise that people who have volunteered to provide the internal security that the government has not been able to provide, need encouragement, and more importantly, a legal framework…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Amotekun As Response To Adversarial Stimuli, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Let it be known that Amotekun is a value system whose primary organisational goal is working cooperatively with citizens as individuals or groups to prevent crime, identify criminals and report criminal activity affecting the livability of each state in the West of It is an ideological change in combating crime.…
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Opinion

Mr President: Where Is Your Real Sense of Duty?, By Ayodele Adio

The irony of all of this is that President Buhari is in London for the –African Investment Summit, where he intends to attract a bit of foreign direct investment. He forgets, however, that a key prerequisite for attracting foreign investment is security and social stability. It would be foolhardy to…
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Opinion

Amotekun and the Delusionary Cowardice of the Yoruba, By Oluwadele Bolutife

The message of Amotekun from the epistemological perspective is a resonance that because we as a people abhor conflicts because of our historical antecedents should no longer be judged to be an act of cowardice. If indeed you believe we are what you labeled us to be, why the unnecessary…
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