Adeolu Ademoyo

Ebola Virus And The Challenge of African Modernity, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The rapid spread of Ebola virus across West Africa has again raised the question of our disposition to the modern and modernity in the evolution of African societies. Also, Ebola has become a metaphor for the possibility of the extinction of a race. A brief clarification is needed. “Modern” is…
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Guest Columns

Heeding The Ebola Wake Up Call, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and mostly the few cases established in Nigeria has thrown up a few conspiracy theories. Proponents of these conspiracies believe that America introduced Ebola in Africa in order to penetrate the African market through its vaccines to gain control of the economy.…
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Columns

The South-South Dream and A Nation’s Dilemma, By Garba Shehu

The story of the National Conference is like the parable of the sick fish when it tried to swallow a by far healthier one. The outcome is foreknown. But lessons, by both sides, must be learnt. There are a dozen-plus reasons why the national will triumphed over sectional, narrow selfish…
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Okey Ndibe

Nigeria’s True Heroes And Villains, By Okey Ndibe

The dreaded Ebola virus and Boko Haram represent different faces of two most dire crises currently plaguing Nigeria. The former is a natural contagion, the latter a human-made disaster. Patrick Sawyer, a now deceased Liberian American diplomat, has become a well-known—and widely despised name—in Nigeria. It was he who first…
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Columns

Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response of the Nigerian state has been…
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