Opinion

Self-Defence Is A International Human Right, By Atiku Abubakar

What I counsel is that the executive, legislature and judiciary must wake up and smell the coffee. When they do, they will realise that people who have volunteered to provide the internal security that the government has not been able to provide, need encouragement, and more importantly, a legal framework…
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Opinion

Mr President: Where Is Your Real Sense of Duty?, By Ayodele Adio

The irony of all of this is that President Buhari is in London for the –African Investment Summit, where he intends to attract a bit of foreign direct investment. He forgets, however, that a key prerequisite for attracting foreign investment is security and social stability. It would be foolhardy to…
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Opinion

Amotekun and the Delusionary Cowardice of the Yoruba, By Oluwadele Bolutife

The message of Amotekun from the epistemological perspective is a resonance that because we as a people abhor conflicts because of our historical antecedents should no longer be judged to be an act of cowardice. If indeed you believe we are what you labeled us to be, why the unnecessary…
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Guest Columns

A New Case For A Commonwealth Based On Trade, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nor should we dismiss the potential for making the Commonwealth of Nations more than a voluntary organisation of equals based on a shared history that it is today. Instead it is in all our people’s interests to labour, dispassionately, to increase our focus on lowering barriers to achieving what truly…
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Opinion

Nigerian Roads: the Urgency of A Paradigm Shift, By Toby Okechukwu

It is heartwarming that President Muhammadu Buhari has never hidden his concerns over the state of Nigerian roads. Therefore, we earnestly look forward to his assent to the Bills when concurred by the it is indeed an auspicious for the legislature and executive to champion a paradigm shift through effective…
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Columns

Do Buhari, Malami Know A Man Called Tafawa Balewa?, By Festus Adedayo

Apparently a young officer of the Nigerian Army at the time Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Nigerian Prime Minister from 1957 – 1966, it goes without saying that President Muhammadu Buhari must know of Balewa, even if he didn’t know him. Conversely however, if his official birthday of April 17,…
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Opinion

Amotekun and the Emerging Dimensions of Bigotry, By Simbo Olorunfemi

It is sad that a group that not only prides itself as cosmopolitan, but acknowledged by others as one, is unwittingly being forced down the alley of provincialism and bigotry by fringe elements nursing pain that is largely personal to them, latching on to an initiative beyond their narrow agenda…
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Opinion

Amotekun and Quest For Centrifugal Federalism, By Banji Ojewale

...we have suffered too long at the hands of fake federalist leaders unwilling to submit to the restructuring of the country according to popular wishes. The ripple effects of their failure to listen to us have taken us back to Neanderthal times. Our people don’t deserve to be in this…
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