Opinion

Nigeria’s Skewed Federalism, By Tony Osborg

The trouble with Nigeria is not squarely a problem of leadership but a problem of the structure of our federalism. The structure of Nigeria’s federalism is not only faulty but equally breeds corruption, abnormality, underdevelopment and unproductivity. The skewed system of Nigeria’s federalism corrupts good leaders, both young and old.…
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Columns

A Silver Jubilee Dream of Delta State, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Thus, for all its oil and gas, its highly trained and sophisticated indigenes, Delta State has one of the most uninspiring histories of governance. So much so that it can hardly justify the grossly inadequate but still considerable 13 percent derivation funds it receives as an oil producing state. Nothing,…
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Opinion

Tambuwal, Gbajabiamila and the Treacherous Ball, By Adamu Abubakar

"He is a stabiliser and a mobiliser and a very humble and true democrat who tackles issues dispassionately. Not only did Femi conceive the Speakership project, he nurtured it and worked tirelessly and assiduously towards its reality." - Aminu Tambuwal, in Fearless, College Press, page 129. "When he contested the…
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Opinion

Floods, Eroded Hope, Self-Raising Ballot Papers and Change In Delta State, By ‘Rinsola Abiola

The situation in Delta State is all the more heart-breaking due to the fact that the state is grossly underdeveloped despite being one of those states which receives the highest federal allocation. The neighbouring Edo State receives nothing close to what Delta State does, yet, while the situation in Edo…
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Columns

Canada’s Squirrels and the Rights of an African Immigrant, By Pius Adesanmi

The day I decide that I am from the Moslem parts of Africa and the freedom to alcohol in this country is part of the “decadent Western culture” that I condemn all the time while living in it, I will return to my alcohol-free blissful life in Moslem Africa and…
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Opinion

Why Buhari and Tinubu Must Beware of Hatchet Men, By Sunday Dare

The piece “Buhari Beware of Tinubu” in the September 2 edition of The Sun newspaper comes from the depleting arsenal of the forlorn amalgamation known as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At least we can say that The Sun has remained faithful. It was a propaganda vehicle of the PDP,…
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Guest Columns

Facing the Facts About African Illegal Immigration to Europe, By Olusegun Obasanjo

The sure way of prevention is the elimination of conflict and abject poverty and creation of employment in the countries where migrants originate. In the meantime, let the African Union (AU) form a bulwark to stem the spate of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. It can be…
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Opinion

As Buhari Blazes The Trail for Merit, By Reno Omokri

Recently there was a big uproar about the appointments made by President Buhari. I disagreed with those who complained that the President's appointment were lopsided. Appointments should not be made on the basis of ethnicity, region or religion. Appointments should be made strictly on merit! As far as I am…
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Columns

Lord Lugard’s Magic and Flora Shaw’s Spell, By Femi Fani-Kayode

In 1916, Lord Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, the 1st Baron Lugard, the fourteenth Governor of Hong Kong and the first Governor-General of Nigeria, said the following: “Lagos has for 20 years opposed every Governor and has fomented strife and bloodshed in the hinterland. I have spent the best part of…
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