Opinion

The 2020 Elections of the Nigerian Bar Association Will Be Rigged: Here Is How, By Chidi Odinkalu

the architecture of rigging that almost assuredly guarantees that Chief Awomolo and his gang of insecure, entitled antediluvians will get his wish. As I have said elsewhere, any system in which a minority feels entitled to rule over the majority has only one name: Apartheid. It should be resisted. In…
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Opinion

The Politics of Ghana’s Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians, By Adeoye O. Akinola

Nigeria might have become a “sleeping giant”, but remains a formidable regional power. Abuja must respond strongly to Accra’s diplomatic breach, and use this opportunity to tackle Ghana’s xenophobic disposition at the bilateral level and within ECOWAS’s mediation structures. On June 19, several armed Ghanaian citizens demolished the residential building…
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Opinion

Celebrating the Nigerian Army at 157: the Need for More Public Support, By Sani Kukasheka Usman

It is important to note that the Nigerian Army remains the most dependable organisation in the whole public service structure in Nigeria and has recorded more numerous achievements than any other organisation. It has remained a symbol of national unity and cohesion and kept Nigeria a unified entity. On June…
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Opinion

WTO: Africa’s Chance and the Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Candidacy, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...I strongly believe that if what the WTO is looking for is ‘a candidate with vast experience in international relations, encompassing trade and/or political experience, a firm commitment to the work and objectives of the organisation, proven leadership and managerial ability; and demonstrated communications skills,’ then Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala is not…
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Opinion

Of Governance Cost and VP Osinbajo’s Jeremiad, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

...what the nation needs now is a leadership that understands the urgency that this critical time requires; one that is ready to go beyond rhetoric and take ACTIONABLE measures to arrest the situation. That the VP, unarguably one of the brightest minds in this administration, would show up in performative…
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Columns

The Hushpuppi, Woodberry Jibiti Generation, By Festus Adedayo

Until their arrest and extradition last week from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States of America, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Ray Hushpuppi, and his accomplice in cyber heist, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, known as ‘Woodberry,’ played second fiddle only to Emmanuel Nwude, a former director of…
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Opinion

Oba Adesoji Aderemi: 40 Years of the Exit of a Quintessential Monarch, By Femi Kehinde

In 1953, Adesoji Aderemi was appointed a minister without portfolio in the Nigerian House of Representatives, and he attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2 of that year, shortly after which he was conferred with the title of a Knight of the British Empire (KBE). “Some people…
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