Guest Columns

Between an ATM and a Marker of Identity, By Nengak Daniel Gondyi

A national identity card actually serves only a single function across the globe; it identifies the bearer as a citizen of the country that issues the card. Having been so identified, the bearer goes on to receive the three core bundles which come with citizenship namely: sets of rights to…
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Issues of the Day

Issues Around Tom Ikimi’s Famous Letter of Resignation, By Edwin Ikhinmwin

On August 27, the news media widely published the press statement issued by Chief Tom Ikimi announcing his resignation from the All Progressive Congress – APC. In the statement, Chief Ikimi chronicled his stewardship in the APC and his hard work towards the formation of the party. He further discussed…
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Guest Columns

Heeding The Ebola Wake Up Call, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and mostly the few cases established in Nigeria has thrown up a few conspiracy theories. Proponents of these conspiracies believe that America introduced Ebola in Africa in order to penetrate the African market through its vaccines to gain control of the economy.…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Prof. Ade Ajayi [1926 – 2014]: Passage of an eminent scholar

The third Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and University of Ibadan’s Emeritus Professor of History, Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi, has passed. He died at the University College Hospital of the University he loved till his end, Nigeria’s premier University in Ibadan on August 9. Popularly known as Ade…
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Columns

Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response of the Nigerian state has been…
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Columns

Between Nuhu Ribadu, Sam Aluko and Nasir El-Rufai, By Biodun Jeyifo

Sometime in 1999 (or it may have been early 2000) I got an extraordinary personal note from Chief Ebenezer Babatope (“Ebino Topsy!) who had been Sani Abacha’s Aviation Minister and is now a PDP chieftain, being a member of the ruling party’s Board of Trustees. Before I come to the…
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