Opinion

The Sun Gradually Sets For the 1979 Assembly of Senators, By Eric Teniola

During his tenure in the ational Assembly, Senator Ayomide Fasanmi sponsored eight bills, all related to health management. He was a Pharmacist. He never missed any sitting of the Senate. Among the senators who served between 1979 and 1983 and who are still alive are the former Senate president, Dr.…
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Columns

Dear Governor Zulum, A Soldier Is Only As Bad As His Commander, By Majeed Dahiru

...President Buhari, like Emperor Nero of Rome, fiddles while Nigeria burns from the North-West to the North-East and from Central to Southern Nigeria. Therefore, it is to President Buhari, whose responsibility as commander-in-chief is to fix the problem in the country he leads and the military he commands, that Governor…
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Columns

Mamman Daura Is Not the Problem, By Azu Ishiekwene

What will make the difference is not Daura’s benevolence, but advocacy that targets changes in electoral behaviour and galvanises civil society and the general public against the misuse of security agencies to perpetrate violence at the polls. It’s also time now to start the electronic transmission of results from collation…
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Opinion

Looking Beyond the Brick-and-Mortar Classroom In Nigeria, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

In today’s world, the global relevance of any higher institution is likely to be measured by how fast it can adapt to meeting the needs of students, especially in times of emergencies. That is why urgent steps should be taken to re-engineer the teaching architecture in our institutions for effective…
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Opinion

Defund Police? Let’s First Demystify It, By ‘Tope Oriola

Why is there limited public support for defunding police despite widespread activism? The answer partly lies in the failure to demystify police. The image of police as the defender of social order, an institution that assumes tremendous existential risks on behalf of society has not been challenged. There are two…
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Opinion

North-South Imbalance: Nigeria In Free Fall To Self-destruct, By Michael Owhoko

As long as Nigeria continues with its current inapt political structure, its descent to self-destruction is definite. The ominous signs are there for any discerning mind to see, except those with impaired vision and beneficiaries of the prejudicial system. Praying for Nigeria’s redemption from its current woes is like asking…
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Opinion

#NBADecides 2020: The Election of Unintended Consequences, By Chidi Odinkalu

...#NBADecides2020 may ultimately have been determined by two curveballs outside the control of the Association, its organs or the candidates - the misguided sense of professional entitlement of one Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a criminal indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was arguably a…
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Opinion

Ismaila Isa Funtua: Adieu, Baba Sama, By Mohammed Isa

The present generation and generations yet unborn have lost the opportunity to benefit from the numerous experiences and stories of political intrigues and calculations, as Mallam Ismaila was a key participant in the nation’s power game for many decades. He was an encyclopedia on the nation’s political journey and history.…
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