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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Columns

Between Nuhu Ribadu, Sam Aluko and Nasir El-Rufai, By Biodun Jeyifo

Sometime in 1999 (or it may have been early 2000) I got an extraordinary personal note from Chief Ebenezer Babatope (“Ebino Topsy!) who had been Sani Abacha’s Aviation Minister and is now a PDP chieftain, being a member of the ruling party’s Board of Trustees. Before I come to the…
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Guest Columns

Ribadu and the Burden of the Moral Missioner, By Gimba Kakanda

The days of wild rumours running up to, and castigations following, Nuhu Ribadu's defection to the ruling party are further confirmations of the man's high place in the political conscience of the nation. That his supporters would be disappointed at such an unpopular political scheme is a backlash he must…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Sacrifices of Care Givers, Ameyo Adadevoh, and the Genealogy of Service, By Femi Fani-Kayode

In an essay titled ''A Virus Called Ebola and the Secret Club From Hell'' (Premium Times, 17th August 2014) I wrote that Patrick Sawyer, the American/Liberian that brought the ebola virus to Nigeria ''was an evil man with an evil intention and purpose''. I went further by writing that: ''worst…
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Article of Faith

Christians are not the light of the world, by Femi Aribisala

A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he decided to launch what would be the definitive counter-attack. “Femi Aribisala,” he declared triumphantly, “is not a Christian!” When I thought about this, I concluded that, using the same logic, the prophets of Israel were not Israelites.…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Nuhu Ribadu and The Moral Musical Chair, By Adeolu Ademoyo

We might have missed some important observation made at the wake of the recent Èkìtì elections. The elections brought in Mr. Fáyọ̀ṣe of PDP as the new Governor. But the incumbent governor Mr. Káyọ̀dé Fáyẹmí of APC made a poignant but subtle statement about the outcome of the elections. He…
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Guest Columns

Nigerian Audit Speaks, Will Government Listen? By Dauda Garuba

In 2007, Nigeria passed a law requiring an audit of extractive revenue payments made to and received by the federal government. In advancing the implementation of its mandate, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) recently presented itsfirst report on the Fiscal Allocation and Statutory Disbursement (FASD) Audit 2007-2011, marking a major milestone…
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Columns

A Race Through Race in Missouri, By Pius Adesanmi

Contrary to popular opinion, race is not always the elephant in the room in America. Sometimes, it is just a three hundred-pound gorilla in a car. Dateline: Spring 2008. Professor Abdulrasheed Na'Allah, now Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, was convener and host of that year’s annual meeting of the…
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