Columns

Humanity Against The Narcissist’s Of Death, By Wole Soyinka

Our predicament is universal, and this is what we have stressed from the very beginning. The nature of religious zeal that would routinely maim, kill, or enslave the object of its proselytizing – that sometime euphemism for brainwashing – rather than let it thrive and contribute to humanity from within…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Columns

How to Lose the Presidential Election Four Times (4), By Femi Aribisala

Muhammadu Buhari can conduct a coup and declare himself Nigeria’s head of state. But under no circumstance should Nigerians elect him as president. Nigeria is fighting a Boko Haram insurgency whose mantra is that western education is a sin. These people have kidnapped innocent young girls who dared to go…
See More »
Columns

Disenfranchising Through The Permanent Voters Card, By Olu Akanmu

Only INEC believes itself that 38 million Nigerians have collected their Permanent Voters card. The reality is different on the ground. A visit to many local government offices of INEC where there are piles of uncollected voters card in their little white boxes, yet with hoards of Nigerians trooping to…
See More »
Columns

The 2015 Elections and Education Reform in Nigeria, By Otive Igbuzor

The importance of education to human beings and the development of society has been recognized all over the world. The relationship between education and development is well established such that education is a key index of development. It is well known that schooling improves productivity, health and reduces negative features…
See More »
Columns

#IssuesForBuhari: The Road to 40,000MW and the Change Mantra (4), By Victoria Ohaeri

Alas, someone is listening. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now made its manifesto available, unfolding the party’s lineup of programmes and strategies for realizing specific social and economic policy objectives if voted into power on February 14, 2015. In Section 4 of its manifesto, APC specifically promised to take…
See More »
Columns

The case for and against President Jonathan, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Last week I promised to write about President Jonathan’s achievements. It would be silly and disingenuous to try to argue that his government has achieved nothing, or has been a total disaster, as some people have tried to insist. You will of course be familiar with most of what I’m about…
See More »
Columns

The Burkinabe Revolt against Tenure Elongation, By Jibrin Ibrahim  

This week, I write from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, where I am attending a series of meetings around the report by the Centre for Democracy and Development on political governance and conflicts, It’s a perspective study looking into the crystal ball to understand peace and conflict issues from 2014 through…
See More »
Columns

Banking In Austere Times, By Ifeanyi Uddin    

The banking industry again came under pressure last week. Over the last five years, monetary policy has withstood the worst of adjustments to the myriad macroeconomic constraints endured by the country. With the Treasury continuing in business as usual, the nation's banks have seen profits decline (or fail to rise…
See More »
Columns

The Meaning of Change in Ambode’s Manifesto, By Adewale Ajadi

Many questions come to mind as I set about reviewing the Manifesto of the APC Candidate for the Governorship of Lagos State; for example how does he do better and build on the generally acclaimed performance of the current incumbent and fellow party member? Further how does he at the…
See More »