Aribisala on Tuesday

What exactly is “clueless” about Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

I am the Chairman of Financial Nigeria International Limited. As chairmanships go, it is an honorary position. All the work is actually done by the Managing Editor, Jide Akintunde, who is really my employer; and his able assistant, Martins Hile. The company publishes Financial Nigeria magazine; a development and finance…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Drug Barons, Cheats, terrorists and Thieves as Chargé d’affaires, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When a fugitive drug baron is in charge of his geo-political zone on behalf of his political party, all hope is about lost. When an alleged murderer, thug, and con artist wins a governorship election, all values are about toast and hell’s door is about open. When a terrorist, who…
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Columns

Ali Mazrui,1933-2014: A Tribute, By Toyin Falola

Laa ilaaha illal-lahuu Muhammadur Rasuulullah   Inna lillaahi maa akhaza, wa lillaahi maa a'ataa, wa kullun indahu, bi ajalim musamman, faltasbir waltahtasib.   The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar…
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Columns

Falling Oil Prices and our Dr. Pangloss, By Ifeanyi Uddin

As with politicians the world over, the Goodluck Jonathan administration is wont to stretch its luck. What to make of the claim, for instance, that the “new, and bigger” Nigerian economic output base is the result of the administration’s effort over the last four (five?) years? How do we rank,…
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Guest Columns

OBJ: Gritty Maverick Takes Centre Stage. Again! By Garba Deen Muhammad

As a habit, the only virtue former President Olusegun Obasajo's critics will grudgingly concede to him is his matchless love for his country, his obsessive patriotism that set him apart from all his peers, in war and in peace. Once while serving as Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters, the military…
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Guest Columns

Linda Ikeji Blog Shutdown: Scam to resurrect dying blog, By Kunle Olomofe

If you were online, especially on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, in the last few weeks, you would have likely witnessed the whole Linda Ikeji blog shutdown brouhaha. Being such a famous blog, when a site like Linda's goes down, people go into panic mode, gossip mode, accusation…
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