Opinion

Honestly, Social Distancing Has Been Terrible For Nigeria and the World, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The right-wing turn came with the conditionality that the State had no business in the provision of social services to the people – health, education, potable water and jobs for the youth. This led to extreme social distancing becoming the purpose of statecraft, in addition to not providing for the…
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Columns

President Buhari Is the Problem of APC, By Majeed Dahiru

Judging by the garrulous grandstanding of Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, the recently sacked national chairman of the APC many are easily convinced that he was the problem at root of the crisis rocking the ruling party. Completely devoid of diplomatic finesse and the temperate temperament required of the chairman of a…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and the “New Normal” of Political Campaigns, By Shamsudeen Adio Yusuf

With the exponential increase in the cases of COVID-19, politicians cannot conduct campaigns through conventional means. They must adapt to the realities of the “new normal” by deploying alternative mechanisms of campaigning, while strengthening the existing ones. Communication is vital in any election. Since COVID-19 emerged, countries have been contending…
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Opinion

US’s No Student Visa Policy Amid Nigeria’s Careless Approach To Education, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...as for people in government, I hope they have realised that in life, you reap what you With this decision not to issue visas to students whose universities have moved online, who knows whether a time will come when these countries that we run to for better, quality education will…
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Opinion

Ibrahim Magu: the Ephemerality of Unbridled Power, By Mike Ozekhome

...please let us not accord Magu the same shameless media trial, public conviction, lynching and execution of people, who were nothing but mere suspects (and thus presumed innocent), as he did with éclat and a swashbuckling manner. Let us presume him innocent until he has been subjected to the due…
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Guest Columns

The NBC’s New Strangulatory Code!, By Wole Soyinka

It is economic sabotage writ large, directed against thousands of practitioners. Regulatory? This is strangulatory in effect! I think it is about time the government comes out openly and admits that it has declared war against the Arts and its producers, instead of its present tactics of piecemeal attrition. Just…
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Opinion

Black Lives Matter: Time for Black People To Wake and Unite, By Last Moyo

As a political and epistemic project, decolonisation is a worldview about the continued necessity of our collective struggles for the freedom of black people in a white neoliberal world. It is about the Pan-African vision and struggle to rehumanise the so-called people of colour, particularly blacks, who have suffered dehumanisation…
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Opinion

COVID-19, An Eightieth Birthday and Politics in Nigeria, By Babafemi A. Badejo

Professor Ade Kukoyi was the first Nigerian to graduate with a Bachelors degree in French from the University of Ibadan (), the premier University in Nigeria. In fact, he was in the first set of students admitted into in the 1962-63 session when the University that was an affiliate of…
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