Columns

Ethiopian Airline Flight ET 302: When Stars Went Down At Sunrise, By Owei Lakemfa

This tragedy is global and the issue now is not who to blame, but to understand why and how the crash occurred and how to get past what at first glance, seems a failed wrestle between man and computer. Nigerian intellectual star, Pius Adesanmi, shone brightly across the globe. The…
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Opinion

From Watchdog To Lapdog?: The Nuisance of Media Awards, By Ugoji Egbujo

The awards by media houses should serve nation building. The awards must not become sources of moral confusion. The awards must be preserved. But they are dying. Those who compulsively issue awards to politicians annually are killing the awards. And they are dismantling the nation. The awards should be given…
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Opinion

Kwara After O To Ge: APC, Abdul-Razaq and Burdens of Transformation, By Omotayo Suleiman

As the 'O To Ge' caravan gets ready for city-wide victory dances, in the euphoria of a long anticipated triumph, the enormity of the tasks ahead and the deep leadership imperatives that come to the fore, must necessarily occupy the thoughts of key leaders. Ululations are in order. Never has…
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Columns

Considering Our Shared Humanity First; Always, By Adetola Salau

I am worried that by focusing on our differences and vocalising them to our children, we will make them become numb to their humanity and that of others. Children are quite impressionable, and they learn from we adults all around them. Let’s help them keep their humanity intact and not…
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Opinion

Nigeria 2019: Of Voided Votes and Inconclusive State Polls, By Rafiq Raji

"...In Rivers, until further notice the elections due to violence in polling units and collation centres, staff being taken hostage and election materials, including results sheets, seized or destroyed by unauthorised persons. There is no doubt that the electoral process there was severely compromised.” If this conclusion is also made…
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Columns

Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka…
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Columns

Pius Adesanmi Lives That Many Others May Live, By Majeed Dahiru

Beyond the oratorical tributes of the obsequies, the greatest tribute to the memory of our beloved Pius will be for Nigeria’s clan of pen warriors to continue his struggle for a better Nigeria through the upholding of the tenets of citizens' obligation to the state, duties of the state to…
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