Opinion

The Evil Called Radio Biafra, By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu

The alarming thing about Radio Biafra is that it is fast gathering the support of less educated Igbos, such as commercial motorcyclists, bus drivers and conductors, as well as local market men and women, who can be easily deceived by the station’s falsehoods. If the station is not urgently checked…
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Guest Columns

Dealing With Disclosure In Nigeria’s Security Sector, By Seember Nyager

...the blanket application of secrecy rules to public resource utilisation in the defence and security sector may be at the cost of the security we yearn for. In 2014, an officer from the Nigerian defence sector honoured an invitation to a public gathering on the Freedom of Information. By honouring…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: The Naira, the CBN, and the Price Mechanism

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) decision, last week, to bar 41 local business lines from domestic foreign exchange markets violates two basic administrative principles. First, it appears to punish economic activity, which only recently were the preserve of perfectly responsible citizens. Second, in consequence, it would divert scarce central…
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Guest Columns

Onitsha Traders, Criminality and the North-South Divide, By Victoria Ohaeri

Whatever the case, I join many other Nigerians to condemn the relocation of Boko Haram terrorists to Anambra State in very strong terms. Last week, Onitsha traders staged a peaceful protest against purported plans by the Nigerian government to relocate convicted members of the Boko Haram sect to prisons in…
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Opinion

The Point in Terrorism We Are Missing, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Terrorists think in ways we don’t think in conventionally; they do things we don’t ordinarily do; their understanding of human nature and experiences differs remarkably from ours. They are not the ghosts or spirits they want us to believe they are, neither are they the overrated beasts we take them…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Saraki, Change And the Question of Party Supremacy, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“He traded away a victory won with our sweat and blood/...Say, PDP in the morning, Labour at noon, APC at night/Wind-vane politicians with multiple tongues/...Say, Nigeria’s rulers stink like festering corpses/Their nuisance chokes the startled world/Honourless, truthless, with hearts of stone/In league, all times, with treacherous forces.” - Niyi Osundare,…
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