Bámidélé Upfront

The Cultural Context of Nigeria’s Problems, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's, and indeed Africa's, problems lies in our culture, the lack of strong institutions, poor governance, religion and the unlucky latitudes we have found ourselves in. While wondering where to start, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) scandal hit, closely followed by the appointment of a new inspector general of…
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Opinion

Ogun Politics: My Encounter With Violence, By Reuben Abati

This thing called politics should not be turned into warfare. There should be life after elections. I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youth wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t…
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Columns

When Pagans Play the Ostrich, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Objectively, there isn’t much difference, here, between this conceit of wishing positive outcomes into play and the more familiar cop-out known as “playing the ostrich”. Either way, the problem doesn’t go away. I’d wager that in nearly all cases, the vulnerabilities are exacerbated by being ignored in this way. Infrequently,…
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Opinion

General Buratai: Urging A More Constructive Engagement With the Media, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear General Buratai, I thank you for inviting media executives and public relations practitioners, through the Deputy President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mallam Suleiman Gaya for the interactive dialogue held in Maiduguri last December, 2018. The event was friendly, frank and sincere, towards evolving stakeholders' engagement and enhancing military-media relations.…
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Columns

Buhari’s Campaign, Debate By Proxy, By Festus Adedayo

President Muhammadu Buhari shocked the world last week and ipso facto pushed his contentious name and credentials into the Guinness Book of Records. Even his admirers who bear cultic allegiance to his leadership credentials were serially shocked. At a time when those who claim to see doom in his second…
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