Adeolu Ademoyo

Alamieyeseigha: Dickson And Fayose’s Morbid Senses of Morality And Mortality, By Adeolu Ademoyo

It borders on Dickson and Fayose’s senses of honour, truth and dignity that they did not see that the resources Alamieyeseigha looted from the good people of Bayelsa state could have built great health centres in Bayelsa State or anywhere in Nigeria, such that Alamieyeseigha would not have been “hounded”…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ìpónjú Makes Me Yorùbá: What Else?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yorùbá as an ethnocultural identity has always been invented and reinvented as an adversarial reaction to the pressure of new collective identities. For a forceful, united, unified and purposeful identity, there must be ideals to live by that must never be broken, infringed upon or dishonoured. As of today,…
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Article of Faith

Jesus and the Redemption of Women, By Femi Aribisala

Jesus and the Smaritan Woman by Guernico According to Jesus, Peter is Jesus’ “mother” and John is his “sister.” Even more remarkably, Peter and John are Jesus’ “brother and sister and mother” simultaneously. In the beginning, man and woman were created equal. Moses says: “In the day that God created…
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Opinion

The Enemies of Nigeria are the Oppressed Nigerians!, By Frisky Larr

But excuse me. Who on earth has ever performed the trick of working out a successful economic blueprint with a treasury that has been badly looted amid dwindling revenues? With the volatility of the price of crude oil today, which is the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy, can a budget be…
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Opinion

Femi Fani-Kayode at 55: Celebrating a Gentle Volcano, By Jude Ndukwe

When on Ocober 16, 1960, Chief Victor Remilekun Fani-Kayode and his delectable wife, Chief Mrs. Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode gave birth to a son within their royal lineage and named him David Oluwafemi Fani-Kayode, little did they understand the enormous divine implications and assignment they placed on the shoulders of their…
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Guest Columns

Rivers State: Who Is Afraid of Rotimi Amaechi?, By Charles Anyiam

I am of the school of thought that believes in the hypothesis that Amaechi’s current problems are more political than ethical. The developmental strides made under his belt as governor of Rivers State were on many occasions lauded by independent observers. For example, in the summer of 2009, an internationally…
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Columns

Clark, the father, Jonathan, the son, By Reuben Abati

I have tried delaying the writing of this piece in the honest expectation that someone probably misquoted Chief Clark, when he reportedly publicly disowned former President Goodluck Jonathan. I had hoped that our dear father, Clark, would issue a counter statement and say the usual things politicians say: “they quoted…
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Opinion

Ministerial Lists And The Other List, By Azu Ishiekwene

It would appear unfair to blame public opinion for the frenzy over the ministerial lists. This is how it has always been. Not this prolonged, maybe, but always contentious. A new government means that old positions have become vacant and new candidates must fill the vacancies. It’s a time when…
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