Article of Faith

How To Make Godly New Year Resolutions, By Femi Aribisala

I refuse to listen to the entreaties of luxurious cars; flat-screen televisions; iPhones; barley shoes; Rolex wrist-watches and Edikankong soup. This is the season of making new resolutions. I have a few inconsequential ones myself, including drinking several glasses of water daily, losing 10 kilos at the very least, and…
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Columns

How U.S., Europe, Israel and the Gulf States Nurtured ISIS, By Owei Lakemfa

The training of the Syrian rebels, which was primarily the training of ISIS and al-Nusra fighters, took place in Jordan. It was carried out by the CIA, the United States Defence Department, the Jordanian Armed Forces and its General Intelligence Directorate, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, the Qatar State Security and…
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Opinion

Why Nigeria Needs A New Inspector-General of Police, By Eze Onyekpere & Gregory Okere

Should the president seek to reward poor service to the nation, thereby reinforcing failure and setting a dangerous precedent in matters involving lives and property? Is there no other police officer with enough experience, credibility and track record to succeed the outgoing IGP? The extant Nigerian security, law and order…
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Columns

The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The biggest controversy over the past couple of weeks has been the appointment of Commissioner Amina Zakari to chair the internal INEC committee in charge of the collation centre. The appointment immediately led to wild allegations that she was put there to rig the presidential election in favour of President…
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Columns

The Need for A Bold Vision In Nigerian STEM Education, By Adetola Salau

" is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that " — President Barack Obama, March 23,…
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Opinion

2019: Leaning Into Divine Refuge and Strength, By Folu Olamiti

The Primate Of All Nigeria and Archbishop Metropolitan, The Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh, set the tone for the conference by speaking to the theme with comforting assurance of God’s love and protection to the bereaved, homeless, widows, widowers and orphans, reinforced with the biblical saying: “And lo I am with…
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Opinion

The Urgency of Tackling Vandalism and Criminality In the Niger-Delta, By Orobosa Omo-Ojo

Such activities are of concern to many who are increasingly disturbed by how the actions of this sort of actors threaten the fragile nature of livelihoods, survival, peace and the general ecosystem of the area. Unarguably, one major achievement recorded by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the steady…
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Columns

Why Yari Should Take His Empty Seat Home, By Azu Ishiekwene

Apparently, the only punishment worse than meningitis was Yari’s election as governor. The offer of a virtually empty seat in Government House is not worth his redemption. Zamfara is not the only State under siege. Katsina State governor, Bello Masari, has also cried out; while in the North-East, Borno and…
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