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Our Youth and the Unfolding National Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yesterday, a group of responsible and patriotic Nigerians who have watched with serious concern the unfolding crisis threatening to engulf our nation released a statement calling for urgent intervention. The group included Dr. Olisa Agbakoba OON, SAN, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, Professors Attahiru Jega, Joy Ezeilo, Auwalu Yadudu, Adele Jinadu,…
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President Buhari: Nigeria Is At the End Stage of State Failure, By Majeed Dahiru

Dear President Buhari, Once again and for the second time in the five years of your presidency, I have found it expedient to write you an open letter on the state of Nigeria. In my first open letter to you on the 24th of August 2017, shortly after your return…
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#ENDSARS: Sanwo-Olu’s Cross And The Meaning Of Lekki Toll Gate, By Azu Ishiekwene

Lekki Toll Gate symbolises the spirit of #ENDSARS protests. It has exposed the incompetence of the political elite’s response and deep-seated social problems swept under the rug. Where government tried to muzzle protesters by blocking access to funds from commercial banks, the protesters resorted to cryptocurrency. It was hard to…
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Ṣọ̀’rọ̀ S’ókè, Cultural Hegemony and the Clash of Civil and Political Society, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Those on the streets and a clear majority of the population side with Gramsci that the state must rule not just with force but with consent. The political society is the realm of force and civil society is the realm of It will be irrational to believe that consent can…
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Revolt of the Twitter Generation, the ‘Monsters’ We Created, By Festus Adedayo

In the last one week or so of the rise of the #EndSARS protest across the country, a damp gleam of hope for Nigeria lit me up. I dare say same for many of our compatriots. It is just like the gleaming multicolor of an emerging rainbow. All our previous…
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