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Opinion

Facebook, Nigerian Presidency, and the Freedom Of Speech, By Adeolu Ademoyo

I ended 2013 with an   essay on how ethics and ethnicity will play a major role in Nigerian public space in 2014 and beyond. People are often surprised, or even derisive, when one raises the question of ethics in public governance in Nigeria. After decades of abuse, especially through the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Gutless Eunuch And The Spirit Of The Jagaban, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution by quoting from a portion of an essay that I wrote on 26 September 2011, which was titled ''On Goodluck Jonathan, David and Goliath''. The portion reads as follows: ''A few days ago from the sacred pulpit of the hallowed chambers of the National Christian Centre in Abuja and in the presence of…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Women in the Ministry of Jesus, By Femi Aribisala

In biblical days, Jewish women were imprisoned by different forms of male oppression. But Jesus came to set the captives free. Jesus chose twelve disciples and all of them were men. What does this tell us about his attitude towards women? Does it mean he discriminates against them? Let me…
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Opinion

Sultan Dasuki: Ode to an icon at 90, By Abdussamad Dasuki

“He had on many occasions demonstrated his love for country…” Abdulsamad DasukiIt is with a sense of profound gratitude to God that I celebrate the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, a religious leader, astute politician, accomplished administrator, and exemplary statesman and above all, my father. Since his birth on…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Obafemi Awolowo, Please Come Back Now, Nigeria Needs You, By Olusina Akeredolu

Chief Obafemi Awolowo never claimed to own Nigeria. He neither claimed to own Ikene, his place of birth nor the Yorubaland, his cherished native tribe. But going by his method of handling both private and public affairs when he was alive, it would have been better for Nigeria if he…
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Opinion

The 2012 January Uprising And Its Significance For Transformation, By Jaye Gaskia

Let me begin by apologising that I might be a little dense in this write up; but only because the issue at hand is equally dense and should not be trivialised! In this year of the centenary of the 1914 amalgamation; in this year of a politicised and potentially very…
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Opinion

Encountering Amiri Baraka On His Turf, By Akin Adesokan

The wiry, slightly stooped man leaps on the stage, clutching a sheaf of papers. Spectacles peering beneath an Elvis Presley cap, face framed by a sparse salt-and-pepper beard and sideburns, he cuts the image of a celebrity professor, at once distracted and self-absorbed. He has a restless, somewhat enigmatic presence,…
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