Columns

Zululand and Story of How We Begin To Remember, By Steve Ayorinde

It is exactly one month since the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithimi, made the utterances that reportedly sparked the latest xenophobic violence in South Africa. But it does not look like the black brethren down south have mastered the art of public communication. Yesterday, when the whole of Africa was trying…
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Guest Columns

Constitutional Amendment: Why the National Assembly Cannot Ignore the President’s Letter, By Femi Falana

Last week, President Jonathan decided to veto the 4th Amendment Bill to the Constitution. In a detailed letter addressed to both chambers of the National Assembly, the President challenged the legality of the procedure adopted by the legislators in passing the Bill and the constitutional validity of some of the…
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Opinion

Dear President Jonathan Before You Go #WhereIsOurMoney Please?, By Peregrino Brimah

Over a year ago, Nigeria’s former central bank governor, now Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi raised an alert on the alleged missing of billions of dollars in oil revenue. By February, the figure was reconciled at $20 billion. We then began to ask, #WhereIsOurMoney? The CBN governor explained that within the…
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Opinion

How Nigeria Can Achieve Economic Diversification, Non-oil Export Growth, By Roberts Orya

A peaceful outcome of the 2015 presidential election was the desire of the generality of Nigerians and the international community. Thankfully, we got it; and more. President Goodluck Jonathan converted his loss of the election to something remarkably positive for the country and for his legacy. His concession of defeat…
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Guest Columns

Needs in the Northeast: An Appeal to the President-Elect, By Margee Ensign

“We are jubilating”, said one of our AUN employees. Indeed much of Nigeria, the continent, and the world were celebrating along with Nigeria. The peaceful transition to a new administration not only ensured the stability and growth of Nigeria’s democratic system, but sets a shining example for the rest of…
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Guest Columns

Shall We Tell The President?, By Soji Apampa

Nigerians suspect that a colossal amount was spent during the just concluded general elections but figuring out even a ballpark figure would have been anyone's guess, that is until according to media reports, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, revealed to the nation…
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Columns

Ekiti: The fire this time, By Dele Agekameh

It is particularly distressing that while strides are seemingly being made towards a saner society fit for modern participation in civilised practices around the world, some elements within our system are unwilling to cultivate the art of statesmanship or learn the rudiments of modern politicking. On Tuesday, April 14, 2015,…
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Guest Columns

Hunger for Votes Compromises the ANC, By Kole Omotoso

President Jacob Zuma once boasted that the African National Congress will rule until Jesus comes back and time finishes. The Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria boasted modestly that they will rule Nigeria for 60 years continuously. They ruled for sixteen years. Using this figure against the end of time that…
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