Guest Columns

How President-Elect Buhari Can Achieve A Fair Deal For Victims of Corruption, By Kolawole Olaniyan

Today the level of confidence in Nigeria is remarkably high, and President-Elect General Muhammadu Buhari has been described by many as embodying ‘the promise of change’. Hardly surprising given that one of the reasons he became President-Elect is because of his apparent zero-tolerance for corruption. Nigerians have indeed continued to…
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Guest Columns

True Transformation of the Nigerian Nation and Economy: Five Quick Steps, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

I recently watched a video of an African American preacher sermonising on the place of the black man in governance. The man has a radical concept. He believes that the black man is not suited to govern. He sees South Africa as a prime example of a country showing irreparable…
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The Extremists (Khawaarij) Methodology of Forbidding Evil, By Imam Murtada Gusau

First Sermon: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Alhamdu Lillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no…
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How my family hates me, plots my downfall despite my generosity, By Emmanuel Adebayor

Famous footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor, has taken to Facebook to pour out his heart over the long-drawn family crisis he has been having. It is a touching story. Read full text below. I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of…
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Let Them Eat Cake: The Five Stages of the Jonathan Administration’s Grief, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

I have a mental picture of the last few weeks in the Presidential Villa in Abuja. People walking around in a daze, unable to believe they would soon have to leave their cozy offices and financial sinecures. Officials forgetting to eat their meals. The president’s wife, refusing to leave the…
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New Wave Change Should Lead To Cloud Nine, By Steve Ayorinde

The Ethiopian aviation handlers are in love with Cloud Nine expression. It’s the right phrase to describe Ethiopian Airlines’ Business Class lounge. But it did not take long, during my trip to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, last week to see why that expression also aptly captures the remarkable feats…
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On Committees: This Goat Must Earn That Yam, By Pius Adesanmi

It was not really President Jonathan’s fault in the beginning. He inherited a structure, a mental attitude of congenital national laziness which reduced the essence of the Nigerian state to food that he must distribute to sustain a mad system of patronage and prebends. In fact, credit must be given…
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