Columns

Overstaying in the Boys’ Quarters of Power, By Gimba Kakanda

Very few history textbooks are as depressing as the records of Nigeria's transition from a young independent nation to this pseudo-democratic chaos that is the product of half a century of conflicts of interests among the ruling elite. In their construction of this entity with the bricks of the very…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s New Era in Political Corruption, By Erasmus Ikhide

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan - most recently - has been laureled by an emotive media enthusiast. Prof Femi Aribisala has garbed him with borrowed robes as the long awaited Messiah. Characters like Aribisala and other social predators-in-chief are unwilling to let Nigerians into the stinking vouch of president Jonathan arc. But…
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Columns

What is in the 35% for the Rural Women? Garba Shehu

The world remembers rural women today.  This column is devoted to their advocacy. The United Nations has set aside this day as the International Day of Rural Women. This is supposed to provide an opportunity for the nations of the world, including this country to reflect on the conditions of unemployment and poverty…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Drug Barons, Cheats, terrorists and Thieves as Chargé d’affaires, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When a fugitive drug baron is in charge of his geo-political zone on behalf of his political party, all hope is about lost. When an alleged murderer, thug, and con artist wins a governorship election, all values are about toast and hell’s door is about open. When a terrorist, who…
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