Opinion

Muhammadu Buhari and Femi Adesina: What Are You Doing To Nigeria’s Future?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs justice and equity. Nigeria needs morality at this time. These men have raised the hopes of Nigerians and dashed it, creating forlornness in the heart and soul of Nigerian youths and even younger Nigerians who now pick up information about their country and her leadership and ingrain such…
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Opinion

Obono-Obla: The Hunter Now the Hunted, By Mawibe Sogan

If, as Obono-Obla claims, he is being persecuted for performing his responsibility dutifully, why then would he, who as hunter, only a few months ago, was tracking people who had helped themselves to the commonwealth, suddenly become the hunted? The problem of corruption and how it has almost ruined our…
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Opinion

Revisiting the Corruption Theory of A Departed Journalist, By Banji Ojewale

- Pini Jason An understanding of Jason’s Law of that to tackle official and unofficial corruption and earn us an honourable place in the league of nations, we must halt the graft competition sparked by a government that runs an insular philosophy. We must have policies that accommodate every citizen…
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Opinion

Ihedioha Vs. Uzodinma: The Untold Story, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Will the voices for Ihedioha and Uzodinma, respectively, in the true sense of political patriotism and selflessness, trigger this social movement and fill the governance gap in Imo State and beyond? I guess that’s a one-million-dollar question. And only time shall tell! The outcomes of the 2019 elections in Imo…
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Opinion

For Amina Salihu and Kole Shettima, To Whom Much Honour Is Due, By Jide Ojo

In the course of time, our paths have crossed at many conferences, workshops, seminars and social gatherings. Both of them never cease to amaze me by their intellectual depth and humility. These are individuals who have impacted hundreds of lives, including mine, and yet still stay humble and unassuming. Give…
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Opinion

Protecting the Civic Space and Promoting Democracy, By Udo Jude Ilo

...the current effort to limit the ability of citizens to express themselves or stifle the space for civil society to thrive will bring untold damage to the vibrancy of our already beleaguered democracy. These sets of bills (Social Media and Hate Speech bills) confer indefinite discretion on the government and…
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Columns

Degi Whatchamacallit, David Lyon and the Fall of APC In Bayelsa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The cruel manner of Lyon’s loss will force political parties, or at the very least the leading candidates, to pay more attention first to their internal verification mechanisms and next to their internal politics. The lead-up to the 2019 general election was littered with allegations and counter-allegations of certificate forgery.…
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Guest Columns

China’s Response To COVID-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective, By Zhou Pingjian

Guided by the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China is fulfilling its responsibility for the life and health of its own people and for global public health. Containing the epidemic at the source is of essence. China’s effective response and sacrifice have averted the further…
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Opinion

Bayelsa Governorship Conundrum: Reflections on the Supreme Court Judgment, By Inibehe Effiong

Introduction: I have perused the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered on Thursday, the 13th day of February, 2020 in the case between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) & 2 Ors. V. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo & 3 Ors. The Supreme Court in its 24 pages lead judgment delivered by His…
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