Guest Columns

Buhari, ‘legislooters’ and the Change Agenda, By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem

In this period of national emergency, of debilitating and fast dwindling national revenue, when an overwhelming population of government workers and their families are crying due to starvation occasioned by non-payment of salaries for several months, you would expect the legislators to say NO, not again; you would expect them…
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Guest Columns

Abdulmumin Jibrin: the Man the Speaker’s Cap Fits, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Come June 2015, a new Speaker of the 8th House of Representatives in the 4th Republic will be elected to replace the incumbent, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who many Nigerians believe has had a glorious stint in that exalted office. No doubt, the 360-member House of Representatives that will…
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The Tragedy of Nigeria’s Journalism, By Godwin Onyeacholem

For anyone who truly lays claim to the practise of journalism in Nigeria, this is the time to shield the face from a big shame. It is a season of great disappointment and embarrassment. Not to talk of immeasurable sorrow and unrelieved nausea. This period really induces vomiting. And, boy,…
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Columns

The Elections and the Genuine Fear Of Violence, By Godwin Onyeacholem        

There can be no better expression of apprehension over the 2015 elections than the spontaneous groundswell of agitation for violence-free balloting by many prominent as well as obscure Nigerians and some of the country’s deeply concerned foreign friends. Perhaps, given the palpable fear of explosive conflict that the unquestionably zero-sum…
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#Nigeria2015: A Word for Gen. Buhari, By Godwin Onyeacholem

In a few months’ time, Nigeria will once again arrive at what historians would refer to as a critical juncture – that point in the life of nations when either as a result of programmed actions or unanticipated circumstances, events unfold and choices are made that will alter the trajectories…
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Opinion

#WeAreNigerians: A Statement on Current Developments In Our Land, By Balla, Odinkalu, Kwaja, et al.

We owe it to ourselves to create the enabling environment and structures for peace, prosperity and development, and we cannot do this if we continue to disdain each other. We call for calm and mutual respect across peoples wherever we are so that, living and working together, what we dream…
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Opinion

Moyosore – A Journey of Discovery, Reappraisal, and Re-dedication, By Chido Onumah

I pledge to Nigeria; however, not Nigeria in its extremely dysfunctional state. I commit to a new, progressive, and egalitarian Nigeria where citizens will be defined not by their name, language, faith, or ethnicity; where citizens will find fulfillment no matter which part of the country they come from; above…
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