Guest Columns

The Hysteria of a Malfunctioning Robot, By Gimba Kakanda

Dear Mahmud, Before we get into this response to yours, I strongly advise that you start with the preliminaries. Go and read my earlier essay, "Scholars of Misinterpretation, Misquotation and Blackmail" (Blueprint, August 9, 2013). It will prove to be foundational since it was aimed at reactionaries like you, even…
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Refuting the Theory of ‘Stomach Infrastructure’, By Olusina Akeredolu

I have had the privilege to read the article titled: “Ekiti’s Lessons for Democracy” written by Dr Jibrin Ibrahim, the Premium Time’s Editorial Board Chairman on the just concluded gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State and I disagree with his theory of ‘stomach infrastructure’ therein. I want to first of all…
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Bridges and the Cost of Democracy, By Eric Teniola

On January 4, 1966, the then Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966) commissioned the Onitsha/Asaba Bridge popularly called the Niger Bridge. It was his last engagement outside Lagos. The Bridge which was built by the British, cost £5millions at that time. The then Prime Minister was accompanied to the…
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Who is afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari? By Theophilus Ilevbare

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria’s most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as…
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G.G. Darah, the North and Resource Control, By Damola Awoyokun

It is the patriotic duty of every Nigerian to dance on the grave of General Sani Abacha. Contrary to the Levickian PR his supporter Prof Darah did for him in his article Dancing on Abacha and Yar Aduas' Graves (The Guardian, 17-18th July 2014), Abacha remains the most despicable leader Nigeria ever had.  He killed…
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The Over-Crowded Love Boat in Osogbo, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

With the dust of the upcoming Osun gubernatorial election beginning to settle, it is now clear to everyone that this is clearly a one-horse race. The main opposition in Osun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will surely believe they are still in the race.  But, the more they boast of…
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A Reply to Gimba Kakanda’s Cacophony of Misconstruals, By Muhammad Mahmud

Dear Kakanda, Reading your letter to me, in which you criticised my worry and anger about what is going on in the third most important places of my religion, further strengthens my position that the resistance should be doubled, as it is indeed working, the manifestation of which, possibly, prompted…
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