Opinion

IPOB, the Armed Forces and a Coup Against Civil Authorities, By Kennedy Emetulu

...this latest declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation may yet be the worst exhibition of illegality by the Armed Forces. They need to retrace their steps now for their own professional good. The Armed Forces remain one of the only remaining national institutions patriotic citizens look up to. Their…
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IPOB: A Terrorist Organisation?, By Eze Onyekpere

Dear Mr. President, do not allow this crisis to degenerate, call back the soldiers; withdraw the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation; give a sense of belonging to all Nigerians. Finally, call in good faith for a pan-Nigerian dialogue and settle the troubled waters of Nigeria by implementing the…
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Opinion

The Past and Present Wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (3), By Eric Teniola

“To my knowledge, adequate consultations were made”, Chief Onyiuke added. The former attorney general of the federation, Chief Gabriel Chike Michael Onyiuke (SAN), told me during the Constituent Assembly session in Lagos in 1978 that the former head of state, Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi as the supreme…
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Opinion

The South-East of Nigeria Knows Little Poverty Compared to the Rest, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the people from South-East Nigeria are certainly not the worst off people in Nigeria. They just happen to be the most difficult to please, and probably impossible to impress. They are doing better than most. And why? Not because the government has been nice to them, but actually the opposite.…
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Opinion

Reshaping Humanity: 150 Years of “Das Kapital”, By Owei Lakemfa

If international politics has been characterised in the last hundred years by the rivalry between the West and the East, and shaped by ‘Cold War’ politics, Das Kapital and the ideas it espoused are at the source. Humanity, on September 14, 2017, reached a milestone - the 150th year that…
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Opinion

Operation Python Dance II In South-Eastern Nigeria Is Legal and Constitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

...a combined reading and interpretation of the provisions of Section 217(2) (c); and Section 218 (1, 2 &3) of the Constitution, and Section 8 (1, 2 &3) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap. A20, LFN, 2004 show clearly that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is vested with…
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Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Opinion

Pigs Can’t Fly; We Need Young Eagles, By Muyiwa Gbadegesin

Nigerian political parties must begin to carefully select an elite leadership cadre to man the ship of state. While elections are often a popularity contest, the nature of our national emergency is not amenable to mob rule. Introduction This article is for every Nigerian who has ever dreamed of giving…
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Opinion

Open Government Policy and Liberia’s Political Future, By Uche Igwe

Whether the incoming government, like the outgoing one, will leverage on the Open Government Partnership to continue to implement policy changes in favour of good governance and accountability and how this could contribute to the country’s recovery from fragility, remains a matter of conjecture. One of the most fascinating quotes…
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