Opinion

Arisekola: “Half of Ibadan Mistaken for a Single Person”, By Adeolu Akande

Like every mortal, Arisekola had his weaknesses but he was a man that Ibadan will not forget in a very long time to come. He touched so many lives. In the words of Odulaye Aremu, Arisekola was “the big umbrella that provided shade for the people of Ibadan” (and beyond).…
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Columns

Before the Buhari Revolution Was the Atiku Revolt, By Majeed Dahiru

This began in 2007, when he openly revolted against his own ruling party that by this time had become a garrison command, rather than a political party, where its affairs were centrally commanded and controlled from the presidential villa. In a historic display of courage in the face persecution and…
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Columns

Valentine In the Age of ‘Digisexuals’, By Louis Odion

A machine is certainly incapable of compassion without which life is misery. Robots imply the freezing of human labour in the production process. "Digisexuals" will also mean filling homes with zombies and draining the community of humanity. The more romance gets automated, the lonelier life then becomes. The joke, as…
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Columns

Needless Furore Over Election Sequence, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...those who think the current arrangement is targeted at President Buhari are actually stoking the fire of discord among politicians and heating up the polity. Nigerians should bear in mind that when the changes were made to the election sequence in 2010, it was to the advantage of then President…
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Opinion

Sorry Valentine’s Day, Real Muslims Don’t Celebrate You, By Murtadha Gusau

Our religion is very clear and very straight forward, and no one has the right to question the teachings of Islam. Valentine's Day is haram, no matter how much a person would like to sugar-coat or paint it, wallahi it will stay as haram. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 In The…
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Opinion

To NatGeo: A Story Idea On Nigerian Animals, By Reuben Abati

Dear Editor, NatGeo, I am a great fan of your magazine, National Geographic, and your sister platform, National Geo Wild, and your coverage of natural history, particularly the behaviour of animals in the wild. I must commend you and your team for the high level of commitment, attentiveness to details…
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Columns

John Shagaya: the Necessity of Reflection, By Pius Adesanmi

You will have to first understand that a state cannot use division into mournable and unmournable bodies as part of her practice of statehood. National energies will be channeled in the right direction the day the Nigerian state understands that 26 bodies in Italy and 72 bodies in Benue are…
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Opinion

2019 and Our Letter-Writing Generals, By Shola Oshunkeye

President Buhari needs to process the messages by the two Generals very well and hold fast to those components that could help his rebound. It doesn’t matter if he desperately despises the messengers. He needs to regain the confidence of Nigerians. His party, the APC, needs to be sensitive to…
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