Guest Columns

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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World Malaria Day: Saluting the Efforts of Nigeria’s Health Champions, By W. Stuart Symington

This World Malaria Day, we are proud to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to continuing this global progress and ending malaria in Nigeria. And I extend our hand in partnership to all of those who will join us. Zero malaria starts with me, you, and everyone working together…
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March 9 Elections: A Public Appeal, By Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians, On Saturday March 9, 2019, we will once again exercise our civic rights and responsibilities as citizens to elect our governors and members of the State Houses of Assembly. Despite some of the hitches experienced during the presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on…
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New Directions In A Time of Decision, By Wole Soyinka

...there is over-abundant, but stifled leadership material, and there can be no excuse, now that that potential of high quality is being Such potential compelled us to exercise utmost rigour in what proved to be a most daunting exercise. The final determination however is - the flag-bearer of the Young…
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