Article of Faith

Christians are not the light of the world, by Femi Aribisala

A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he decided to launch what would be the definitive counter-attack. “Femi Aribisala,” he declared triumphantly, “is not a Christian!” When I thought about this, I concluded that, using the same logic, the prophets of Israel were not Israelites.…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Nuhu Ribadu and The Moral Musical Chair, By Adeolu Ademoyo

We might have missed some important observation made at the wake of the recent Èkìtì elections. The elections brought in Mr. Fáyọ̀ṣe of PDP as the new Governor. But the incumbent governor Mr. Káyọ̀dé Fáyẹmí of APC made a poignant but subtle statement about the outcome of the elections. He…
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Guest Columns

Nigerian Audit Speaks, Will Government Listen? By Dauda Garuba

In 2007, Nigeria passed a law requiring an audit of extractive revenue payments made to and received by the federal government. In advancing the implementation of its mandate, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) recently presented itsfirst report on the Fiscal Allocation and Statutory Disbursement (FASD) Audit 2007-2011, marking a major milestone…
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Columns

A Race Through Race in Missouri, By Pius Adesanmi

Contrary to popular opinion, race is not always the elephant in the room in America. Sometimes, it is just a three hundred-pound gorilla in a car. Dateline: Spring 2008. Professor Abdulrasheed Na'Allah, now Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, was convener and host of that year’s annual meeting of the…
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Guest Columns

The Hippocratic Oath in Ameyo Adadevoh’s Office, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

I spoke to Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician, who has just died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), to schedule a previously agreed medical review. It was a Saturday. We agreed that I would come in the following Monday, July 21. On 20 July, Patrick Sawyer,…
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Guest Columns

My plea to the people of Israel, By Desmond Tutu

The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine. If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine…
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Guest Columns

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh: She Died The Death Of Many, By Emmanuel Obasi

Adieu our great Doctor, a great woman, a true human, a true Nigerian. When the headline filtered in yesterday, my heart sank; grief enveloped me. I do not know her, never met her even remotely. But I did not need to; her deed and heroics speaks loud and this was…
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Guest Columns

Elections as Military Operations, By Ogaga Ifowodo

By all sober reckoning, Professor Attahiru Jega has done quite well in his last two outings as Nigeria’s chief electoral officer and, so, democracy’s chief midwife in our turbulent turbulent country. If Ekiti broke the hearts of progressives, of those who believe that “man does not live alone by bread”…
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