Opinion

Of Kerosene Queues, Scarcity and Subsidy Reforms, By Victoria Ohaeri

The time is now ripe to get rid of the subsidies to petroleum and kerosene and put them on other cleaner energy products and services that benefit women more, such as solar, clean cook stoves and other Making these clean energy products and services available and accessible is an obligation…
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Opinion

Hell-Makura: Hell’s Landlord and Commander, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Regard for citizens should be sacrosanct in any democracy. This is the reason why Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has not ceased to advocate and emphasise the need for political officials to respect the highest office in Nigeria - "Office of the Citizens". Corroborating this view, President Muhammadu Buhari, shortly after he…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari: When Public Declaration of Assets Fall Short, By Chido Onumah

Nigerians waited for so long to get the public declaration of assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and when it came two weeks ago via a press statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, it left much to be desired. If President Buhari made a false…
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Opinion

Awolowo, Religion, and the Perils of Ignorance, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

On July 10, 1999, while students in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife were busy with different activities ranging from the academic, sports and cultural, some, neo-fascists elements, had alternative plans. Finding succour under the cover of darkness, these elements, who were members of the notorious Black Axe Confraternity (also known as…
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Opinion

Onemanocracy: Government of One Man, By One Man, and For One Man, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Let’s take a trip to a very strange country, a way-out country faraway from Nigeria. You see, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired about writing only about Nigeria. So I am here undertaking a foreign trip to a land of magic not unlike Macondo, the setting…
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Guest Columns

I Remember the Day I Confronted Boko Haram, By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

A former captain in the Nigerian army remembers the day he faced Boko Haram - and found that his weapons were defective. Jefferson (not his real name) jumped off the truck and flung his bulky frame onto the sand and shrubs beneath him. He raised his head and scoured the…
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Opinion

Together, Let’s End Violence Against Children in Nigeria, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Children are our biggest assets and our biggest investments. Yet, everywhere, in the home and outside it; in schools and in places where they should be protected; as individuals, institutions, community and country, we violate, fail and endanger them. Yearly, millions of children in Nigeria suffer violence – physical, sexual,…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Need to Kill Federal Character To Save Nigeria, By Femi Akinfolarin

... concept of states is extremely artificial and not truly representative of the ethnic composition of Nigeria. Nigeria has 36 states and the FCT. However these 36 states are composed of over 500 ethnic groups dominated by 3 groups (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo). These 500 ethnic groups speak about 521…
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