Guest Columns

Move Over, the Rice Bazaar; Fufu Is the New Game in Town, By Adekoya Boladale

Around the streets of Osogbo, Modakeke, Ife, Ede and even far away in Bourdillonian Circus, the beats of victory and sounds of jubilation has continued to roar in a tempo similar to the echoes felt that day in Pompeii when Tetraites defeated Prudes.  But unlike Tetraites, the victory of Aregbesola has…
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Columns

Ebola’s Revelations About Our Paganism and Credulity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Ebola, this frightening viral disease has become the crisis of today, not only in West Africa, but globally. The capacity of the disease to spread fast and to kill fast is terrifying. The way the disease kills, bleeding its victim to death is petrifying. It’s the type of disease that…
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Guest Columns

In Memoriam, Bamidele Aturu: Advocate of the Masses, By Yushau A. Shuaib

“No religion condones injustice as the Holy Scriptures abhor oppressors and condemn injustice. Check your Holy Book for guidance.” – Bamidele Aturu That was a direct quotation from the late anti-corruption, anti-impunity and an honest human rights advocate, Barrister Bamidele Aturu while responding to my initial disposition to leaving oppressors to…
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Guest Columns

Challenges of Governance in the Era of Insurgency, By Mohammed Sambo Dasuki

The essence of good governance is to effectively lead and guide the instruments of the State to meet the needs of citizens, effectively balancing present needs while anticipating future trends. The ability to optimally achieve these balances is what defines good governance. If good governance is difficult to achieve under…
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Guest Columns

The Human Distance to Polling Units, By Muiz Banire

At the stakeholders forum held today, the 6th day of August, 2014, at the Leisure Spring Hotel, Osogbo, the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, originally stated that no polling Agent would be allowed within 300 metres from the polling booth before later recapitulating. It is important to note to…
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Democracy and Governance

Keeping the Chibok Yellow Ribbon Aglow, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today is the 115-day since over 200 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while they were sitting for their final exams. Today is 100 days since we in the Abuja Family have been meeting every single day to demand of our government and security agencies to…
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Guest Columns

Wearing of Masks During Election is Illegal, By Femi Falana

At an interactive meeting held by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abah with the governorship candidates and political party representatives in Osun State at Osogbo yesterday. At the meeting it was announced that armed police personnel…
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