Opinion

Boko Haram Bombings: How We Can Police And Protect Ourselves, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Ademola-Olateju believes that following the deadly bombing in Abuja Monday, Nigerians must begin to police and protect themselves against Boko Haram. My Twitter feed went bat shit crazy through the American night. When the notifications became unbearable, I was forced to check. The screaming headlines on Premium Times was unmistakable…
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Opinion

An All But Service Thriller Called NYSC, By Ifeoluwa Adewole

For any outsider, NYSC Orientation Camp is the ultimate introduction to Nigeria.  The Camp is a three-week precursor to the service year.  It is also a microcosm of the ills that plague the country: hustling, corruption, bureaucracy, posturing, poor organization, duplicity, and, if you so choose, bribing your way through…
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Opinion

Following the National Conference: Regionalism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the National Conference goes into committee work this week, one of the key issues that will be before it is that of return to regionalism similar to what we had in the First Republic. The issue has been popularized through consistent advocacy by the Yoruba political class. It was…
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Opinion

Sanusi and the Unfinished Nigerian Story, By Marcel Ojinnaka

The year 2014 is turning out to be a disastrous one in Nigeria’s history. You can take it from Boko Haram’s insatiable murderous quest that has extinguished hundreds of lives, among them those of 59 school children in Buni Yadi in February, and their curious attack of Giwa barracks in…
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