Adeolu Ademoyo

Between The Book and The Knife, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s ex-president-military and civilian-has a presence in the history of the country. Like most Nigerians of his age who are still active in the political scene he has Nigerian stories to tell. And like many Nigerians of the progressive, moral and social democratic orientation, I have ideological,…
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Righting the Wrongs in Human Rights, By Femi Falana

Since 1960, the ruling class has always entrenched fundamental rights in the Consitution. But as the fundamental rights are limited to civil and political rights the majority of the Nigerian people have been excluded from enjoying them due to poverty. The fundamental objectives and directive principles of State policy have…
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Lagos, Slave Trade and the Founding Fathers, By Damola Awoyokun

“Merchant sailor, businessman, farmer, pioneer industrialist, patriot, statesman, churchman, missionary and philanthropist,” so begins Adeyemo Elebute in this fabulous new book,     The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos. What is missing in these opening monikers is “founding father.” When Nigerians talk about founding fathers, they refer…
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The Black Flag Of Terror and the Barbarians Of Our Time [1], By Femi Fani-Kayode

36 innocent ''non-muslim'' souls were slaughtered in cold blood in Kenya on 2nd December by Al Shabab. Amongst them were defenceless women and children. The same thing happened in Kano, Nigeria four days earlier when over 200 innocent ''muslim'' souls were blown up in a Kano mosque by Boko Haram…
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Party Primaries and the Season of Anomie, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yes we are in the season of anomie as party primaries are conducted in blatant violation of the Electoral Act, INEC Guidelines and Regulations for Political Parties and the Political Parties Code of Conduct. The process of lawlessness started with the election of delegates in which strong godfathers simply imposed…
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Subsidy? Cross-…? Counter-subsidy? By Ifeanyi Uddin

In its time-lapse response to the bottom falling out of the global oil market, the Nigerian government announced a series of measures, under the rubric of a new “austerity programme” (our last experience of this phrase was far from salutary), designed to tide the economy over the downside consequences of…
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