Columns

It Smells Like Christmas But Not in Chibok, By Obo Effanga  

“Wow! It smells like Christmas.” “Meaning?” “Meaning that this season reminds me of Christmas.” “But it is Christmas.” “Really?” “Yea man, there’s Christmas in the air, that’s what you are smelling.” “I see.” “You are smelling the dry weather and dusty roads. You know what I always say about this…
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Christmas in Electioneering Season, By Dele Agekameh

The 2015 elections are here. About a fortnight ago, the political parties concluded their primaries for the election or 'selection' of candidates to run for different political offices. While some of the primaries were held on a level-playing field, others came under an atmosphere full of rancour and acrimony. The…
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Why Soldiers Condemned to Death for Mutiny Must Not Die, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mutiny is a very dangerous threat to the conduct and prosecution of war. It does not happen in a vacuum, and it is grounded in a groundswell of severe discontent and resentment. Through the ages, material deprivation, poor governance, inadequate welfare are the principal causes of mutiny. The soldiers' collective…
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How to Lose the Presidential Elections Four Times (1), By Femi Aribisala

If one were to decode the guiding principle of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambitions, it would be this: “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t give up until you have failed three more times on the trot.” Nigerians don’t want Muhammadu Buhari to be our president. We have said this repeatedly…
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Taking Proactive Disclosure Seriously, By Seember Nyager  

In November, 2014, news around the procurement of cooking stoves by the Federal Ministry of Environment sparked a public debate. According to the media, the Federal Ministry of Environment had signed a contract to purchase 750,000 clean cooking stoves at the cost of Billion Naira. The project which would roll…
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