Columns

What Somaliland Taught Me, By Okey Ndibe

Still, Hargeysa was an infectiously upbeat place. Somalilanders impressed me with their ready smiles, their generous laughter, and their habitual extension of handshakes. They came out in such number at the festival because, deep down—even instinctively—they recognised the tremendous reach and power of culture. They knew that culture not only…
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El-Rufai’s Kaduna Demolitions: An Illegality Cannot Cure another Illegality, By Victoria Ohaeri

The main thrust of the arguments advanced in support of the Kaduna demolitions are as follows: (a) to recover school and hospital plots of land that were illegally acquired by some people and (b) not to allow the encroachment on schools and hospitals lands to continue. To begin with, the above…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Why Jonathan deserves soft landing while other looters rot in jail, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What happened on March 28, 2015 was a democratic revolution. With our Permanent Voters Card, a resolute Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman and his answer to curb rigging - the card reader, we renunciated fear and reclaimed the dignity of the Nigerian voter across the land. The national and…
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Dismantling Barriers To Enterprise, By Uddin Ifeanyi

An antediluvian criminal justice system means we cannot enforce contracts efficiently, nor resolve insolvencies fast enough. Regulatory capture has hurt corporate governance practice: insider abuses and poor conflict of interest regulation guarantee that minority interests will continue to be fleeced by the beneficial owners in any enterprise. All of which…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Buhari’s Moral Benchmark and Moghalu’s Strategic Thinking, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...the implication in Molaghu’s suggestion that an economic road map, which is desirable, is compatible with a modicum of corruption in our situation is suspect. Given our peculiar experience, Nigerians must strongly reject this implied proposition. Our foundation and beginning as we move on must be a strongly nationalistic zero…
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Guest Columns

FelArt: Death and the King Horn’s Man, By Sola Olorunyomi

Abàmì Edá, the unfathomable, is a sobriquet fans invested in him, and he was to embody the features of a number of deities he worshipped. For his vanguardist role and, almost, Dionysian excess, he was invariably playing medium for Ògún; while his preoccupation with mask dramaturgy and the celebration of…
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