Ogaga Ifowodo

Jonathan’s Hostage Negotiator Puts Him in a Tight Corner, By Ogaga Ifowodo

President Jonathan’s hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, has done Nigerians a great favour and put his employer in a tight corner. Davis has broken the official taboo against naming names of persons behind Boko Haram, those who fund the ceaseless bloodbaths, abduction of adolescent girls as sexual slaves, arson and more.…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

INEC’s new membership in #Bring back our Northern domination, By Femi Aribisala

In my article on the recent election in Osun State, provocatively titled “How APC Lost the Osun Election;” I was lavish in praising the INEC. I said: “Attahiru Jega is by far Nigeria’s best public-servant. He is yet again, the real winner of the Osun election; and he is doing…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Ebola Virus And The Challenge of African Modernity, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The rapid spread of Ebola virus across West Africa has again raised the question of our disposition to the modern and modernity in the evolution of African societies. Also, Ebola has become a metaphor for the possibility of the extinction of a race. A brief clarification is needed. “Modern” is…
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Issues of the Day

Issues Around Tom Ikimi’s Famous Letter of Resignation, By Edwin Ikhinmwin

On August 27, the news media widely published the press statement issued by Chief Tom Ikimi announcing his resignation from the All Progressive Congress – APC. In the statement, Chief Ikimi chronicled his stewardship in the APC and his hard work towards the formation of the party. He further discussed…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh: A Woman of Substance, By Femi Aribisala

I don’t like early-morning phone-calls, but this one was a distress-call from Femi-Kevin.  “Do you know that the doctor at First Consultants that contracted Ebola is Dr. Adadevoh?” he asked.  He had to tell me this twice because his call woke me up.  I tried not to believe it.  In…
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Columns

Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response of the Nigerian state has been…
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Columns

Between Nuhu Ribadu, Sam Aluko and Nasir El-Rufai, By Biodun Jeyifo

Sometime in 1999 (or it may have been early 2000) I got an extraordinary personal note from Chief Ebenezer Babatope (“Ebino Topsy!) who had been Sani Abacha’s Aviation Minister and is now a PDP chieftain, being a member of the ruling party’s Board of Trustees. Before I come to the…
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