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Nigeria Through The Lens Of An Indian Diplomat, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Mahesh Sachdev, India's High Commissioner to Nigeria for five years, until October 2013, has written a book about Nigeria. It is an interesting idea in its execution; meant, not as an account of diplomat's time in Nigeria (so anyone looking for juicy, Wiki-leak-like tidbits on the 2009 deportation of the Vaswani…
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The Brave Hunter’s Tale, the Military and the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria continues to lose territory to the Boko Haram insurgency and we are moving fast along the path of a complete takeover of a significant part of the country by terrorists. As our country gradually loses its sovereignty, the actions that define political behaviour consists of the insurgents perpetrating violence,…
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The Legal Challenge of Insurgency in Nigeria, By Femi Falana

A former American Ambassador, Mr. John Campbell, has predicted that the Nigeria would not survive the 2015 General Election on account of unprecedented political violence . Not a few other analysts have also foretold that the insurgency raging in the north east region would lead to the balkanization of the…
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Kongi: Portrait of Africa’s Premier Public Intellectual, By Chidi Odinkalu

I’m entirely unsure why I was chosen to lead a conversation on Wole Soyinka (Kongi) as a public intellectual, convinced as I am that I am probably unqualified for that role. It is, nevertheless, proper to acknowledge the utility of convening this conversation in honour of a man for whom…
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Winning In spite of Gender in The News Operation, By Toyosi Ogunseye

About two years ago, I was appointed the Editor of Sunday Punch. The Sunday title of Nigeria’s most widely circulated newspaper, Punch. My team and I were given the responsibility of making it the best Sunday paper in Nigeria. I am thankful to God that we are closer to that…
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Leadership Ambition, By Taiwo Odukoya

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach… (1 Timothy 3:1-2a) Timothy Judge and John Mueller in their 2012 research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, defined ambition as the generalized striving for success, attainment and accomplishment. The…
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Ebola Discourse, Global Racism And WEB Du Bois, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“The Problem of the 20th Century is the Problem of the Color line.”   WEB Du Bois. The incidence of Ebola in different parts of the world has produced a new social health discourse. Let us call this the “Ebola-Discourse”. This “Ebola-Discourse” is characterized mainly by knee jack responses, unconscious and…
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