Femi Fani-Kayode

Fani-Kayode: The Hate Preacher and His Imaginary Audience, By Gimba Kakanda

In all my playful attempts to pan the gimmicks of former presidential aide and minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, in social media, I was advised to redirect my interest to more profitable contributions to public discourse. A politically isolated man, clearly incapable of protecting the electoral deposit of any serious people or…
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Ebeneezer Obadare

Why Nigeria Must Jettison The Presidential System Of Government, By Eric Teniola

Either we like it or not, the presidential system of government is killing us. It is so wasteful and too expensive to operate. Abstract: On Saturday October 18, 1975, the then Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed told the opening session of the 50-man constitution drafting committee at the Nigerian…
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Ebeneezer Obadare

Bring Back our Girls, and Yet, Keep Our Gays in the Closet? By Ebenezer Obadare

The public reaction to the enactment of the Same Sex (Marriage) Prohibition Act in January this year and the ongoing campaign to liberate a group of abducted girls from the clutches of the Boko Haram insurgents are a study in contrasts, and fruitful for a tentative exploration of the contradictions…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram, Jonathan and the Northern Elders, By Femi Fani-Kayode

"Mr. President has failed woefully to protect the lives and property of the Nigerian people." On May 4, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, proclaimed: "I am going to marry out any woman who is twelve-years-old, and if she is younger, I will marry her out at the age…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The WE versus THEM mentality, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

“But official engagements were stopped because of one superman who happened to belong to the right family.” The other day, the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, was caught on camera walking his daughter to school. When President Barack Obama was a senator in Washington, living outside his home state…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

A troubled Nigeria and the Haramites Of Boko, By Femi Fani-Kayode

My worst fears have been confirmed and sadly the Haramites of Boko have struck again. Another terrible bomb blast has taken place in Abuja and many innocent people have been butchered, slaughtered and maimed. At the last count the number of those killed is no less than 39 despite attempts…
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