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Ali Mazrui,1933-2014: A Tribute, By Toyin Falola

Laa ilaaha illal-lahuu Muhammadur Rasuulullah   Inna lillaahi maa akhaza, wa lillaahi maa a'ataa, wa kullun indahu, bi ajalim musamman, faltasbir waltahtasib.   The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar…
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Guest Columns

OBJ: Gritty Maverick Takes Centre Stage. Again! By Garba Deen Muhammad

As a habit, the only virtue former President Olusegun Obasajo's critics will grudgingly concede to him is his matchless love for his country, his obsessive patriotism that set him apart from all his peers, in war and in peace. Once while serving as Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters, the military…
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Linda Ikeji Blog Shutdown: Scam to resurrect dying blog, By Kunle Olomofe

If you were online, especially on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, in the last few weeks, you would have likely witnessed the whole Linda Ikeji blog shutdown brouhaha. Being such a famous blog, when a site like Linda's goes down, people go into panic mode, gossip mode, accusation…
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Thou Shall Say The Truth: Letter To Pastor Oritsejafor, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Dear Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, On September 5, 2014, your company Eagle Air-used your private jet to illegally transport $ to South Africa. This has raised serious faith and ethical questions because you claimed in the past that this private jet –which you have admitted-after the fact- that you commercialized for…
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Need For Accountability On Nigeria’s Money Laundering Scandal, By Femi Falana

Within the past three weeks the Asset Forfeiture Unit in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in South Africa seized two tranches of fund totaling $15million being payment for the alleged purchase of arms by the Federal Government. Initially, the sum of $ million smuggled into South Africa…
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The Hidden Hunger, By Margee M. Ensign

The women and children filled the Cathedral, an ocean of beautiful colors.  They were all packed together, and although there were 1100 people there, it was disturbingly quiet.  They were all very hungry. One of the most serious consequences of the violence in Northeastern Nigeria is the increasing number of internally displaced…
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