Columns

Can’t Buhari Stop Waffling On Boko Haram?, By Festus Adedayo

Even when its blood-sucking soldiers slash the throats of captured Nigerians in audacious video recordings that periodically go viral on the social media, the truth is that Boko Haram, that deadly terrorist group, has left the consciousness of many Nigerians, especially the political elite. For example, as that eight year-old boy insurgent…
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Opinion

For Our Departed Revolutionary Idealists, By Edwin Madunagu

Let me begin by saying that the term “idealist” is not used in this article in the philosophical sense. Were this the case, departed comrades to whom the piece is dedicated would not be considered as Marxists at all. But they were all revolutionary Marxists. I employ the term “idealist”…
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Opinion

The Real Amotekun Is Yet Ahead, By Bunmi Makinwa

If there were any doubts in anyone’s mind, Amotekun has confirmed that Nigeria’s security situation is broken and needs In a country where the president is all-powerful and his voice can direct and influence thoughts and conclusions, the perpetual withdrawal and silence of Buhari leaves serious issues Silence has become…
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Columns

Greenberg’s “Sandworm” and Africa Tech, By Rafiq Raji

There are many lessons for African firms and governments from these incidents. Do African governments have measures in place in the event of an internet shutdown, for instance? As the foregoing shows, an internet mishap could be because a submarine cable was cut, a malware was put into the system…
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Columns

Northern Nigeria In Need of Amotekun, By Majeed Dahiru

The acute inadequacies of Nigeria’s conventional security forces has left large swaths of territories ungoverned and millions of lives and properties unsecured. With its estimated population of 200 million people occupying a total land area of 923,768 km sq., Nigeria’s poorly funded, badly equipped and ill catered for security forces,…
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Opinion

The Significance of Nigerian Words, Coinages In 2020 Oxford Dictionary, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

At long last, my daughter can now use the word ‘severally’ without my adrenaline surging unnecessarily, courtesy of the 29 Nigerian words and expressions included in the January updates to the Oxford English Dictionary. This is a big relief. Apart from having to correct her for repeatedly using the expression…
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Columns

Was It All About Meghan, The Witch Of Windsor?, By Azu Ishiekwene

The boy whose mother was hounded to her death by the paparazzi has come of age. And he is reminding the British establishment of everything it has tried desperately to forget about that tragedy, and more. Harry, still addressed as His Royal Highness and Duke of Sussex at the time,…
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Opinion

Buhari and Electoral Reform: The Unspoken Truth, By SKC Ogbonnia

The need to curb illegal money in Nigeria’s election campaign cannot be overstated, especially considering that the problem is central to elitist corruption. Therefore, as a president whose sole claim to power was to fight corruption, Buhari can still seize the moment and go forth to lay a strong foundation…
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Opinion

Sanwo-Olu’s Illustrious Strides and Educational Transformation In Lagos, By Olusegun Fafore

Lagos is ready to take-on the world with the digitisation of basic schools’ curriculum and deployment of modern techniques in teaching to maximise learning in all state-owned primary schools. Before this much attention on education, Lagos has enjoyed an impressive reputation as the land of digital nomads, who make defining…
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