Columns

The Media’s Dangerous Games, By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Depending on which Nigerian publication you come across, you could either learn that my chronological age is 27 or 29. For whatever reason, some journalists are determined to keep me below 30 years old. I remain grateful to them. However, this irreverence for fact-checking sometimes crosses over to the absurd.…
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We Have Delivered, By Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Fellow Nigerians: 1.             Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year. 2.             The first one hundred years were marked by triumphs and tribulations,…
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One Scandal Begets Another in Ekiti State, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Ekiti State, the self-styled “Land of Honour,” can’t seem to do anything honourable in recent times. “Ile iyi, ile eye” or “Land of honour, land of integrity,” its moto boasts. Having coined the imperishable new phrase “stomach infrastructure” to define its loftiest vision of governance, and gone ahead to elect…
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Bámidélé Upfront

In The Life Of A Thug, beating A Judge Is Fair Game, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

There are tells in the Ekiti Story for the Ekiti’s, the Yorubas especially, and Nigerians. The poor masses are the schnooks, taken hostage, pillaged and duped by their favorite thug and crook. Slaps and unsolicited beating is what you get when you elect a blow-dried thug because he played Ayo…
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Nigeria Must Lead To Include Justice in Post-2015 MDGs, By John Oziegbe

In the last fourteen years, Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in the pursuit of development targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Undeniably, over the years the MDGs implementation has brought about palpable progress in reducing poverty, addressing issues of women empowerment and participation in…
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Nigeria’s Sobering Competitiveness Rankings, By Olu Akanmu

The debate about whether the recent World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) rankings is fair to Nigeria, whether our 120th position out of the 148 countries rated reflect our true reality is too critical to ignore. There are real dangers that rather than reflect deeply and inwardly on the…
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Islamic State: Syrians Must Queue Behind Obama or Assad, By Rotimi Akinola

One thing I have learnt from reading news in which states declare the crust of their foreign policy is that such news themselves should be taken with a pinch of salt as they are seldom what they seem. I have also come to learn that world leaders, while working underground…
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