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Rediscovering Ubuntu In the Rainbow Nation, By Abdul Tejan-Cole

Unscrupulous politicians must stop blaming foreign nationals for crime, unemployment and a range of other social ills. A migrant population that is estimated at million, less than 4 per cent of the entire population of million, is not the reason why the unemployment rate has risen to 29 per cent.…
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Nigeria: A Post-Oil ‘Future’ Thats Already Here!, By Olly Owen

Planning for the future highlights that policies and institutions, plans and whole mindsets, will need to reorient in acceptance that Nigeria has already entered a post-oil present. This means that policymakers either taking positive decisions to reorient towards capturing new bases of growth, and facing the new realities of an…
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Reincarnating Abacha?: Surely, Not Again!!!, By Wole Soyinka

This is all so sadly déjà vu. How often must we go through this wearisome cycle? We underwent identical cynical contrivances under the late, unlamented Sani Abacha, when he sent storm-troopers to disrupt a planning session for a similar across-nation march at Tai Solarin School, Ikenne. Deployment of alarmist expressions…
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Can An Illiberal Political Class Usher In A Social Democracy?, By Dapo Olorunyomi

The puzzle that elects itself for insight now is what resources are available to the Nigerian political class in its current preparedness to execute a democratic project? Talking then of insights, the bottom-line Nigerian condition, ultimately boils down to the question of whether an illiberal political class can even usher…
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Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Sustainability, By Nuhu Ribadu

Why Corruption? I will not indulge in much academic exercise of textbook definition of corruption. I am a practical person, not an academic, I would therefore speak largely on practical terms. In simple terms, we can say corruption is an evil that is very much recognisable. When you see corruption,…
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Bard of the River Nun, By Niyi Osundare

(Remembering Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, 1929–2019) . . . .my river’s calling too ……………………..…… And each dying year brings near the sea-bird call the final call that stills the crested waves ……. As is almost invariably the case with every visionary poet/artist, Gabriel Okara has his epitaph secreted somewhere in the…
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Facts About The Kaduna State Religious Preaching (Regulation) Law 2019, By Muyiwa Adekeye

Kaduna State’s new law to regulate religious preaching outlaws the use of religion for incitement and encourages respect for the rights of others and compliance with the law in the practise of faith. The new law is yet to be signed by the governor, but it is expected to help…
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Femi Ojo-Ade (1941-2019): Lessons From a People’s Professor, By Ropo Sekoni

Largely, it is in the writings of Ojo-Ade that his ethic of justice to and empowerment of those he called ‘kith and kin’ finds the most powerful expression of what can be described as the aesthetic of humanisation of the postcolonial person — be he or she a descendant of…
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