Ogaga Ifowodo

Jonathan’s Hostage Negotiator Puts Him in a Tight Corner, By Ogaga Ifowodo

President Jonathan’s hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, has done Nigerians a great favour and put his employer in a tight corner. Davis has broken the official taboo against naming names of persons behind Boko Haram, those who fund the ceaseless bloodbaths, abduction of adolescent girls as sexual slaves, arson and more.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Utilitarianism – What Nigeria Lost, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The horror of living in a country so blessed yet so devastated can be explained by the lack of belief in utilitarianism. Nigeria is not breeding apostles of kindness and compassion in significant numbers. There are few torch bearers for the common good and there is little concern for human…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

INEC’s new membership in #Bring back our Northern domination, By Femi Aribisala

In my article on the recent election in Osun State, provocatively titled “How APC Lost the Osun Election;” I was lavish in praising the INEC. I said: “Attahiru Jega is by far Nigeria’s best public-servant. He is yet again, the real winner of the Osun election; and he is doing…
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Guest Columns

Between an ATM and a Marker of Identity, By Nengak Daniel Gondyi

A national identity card actually serves only a single function across the globe; it identifies the bearer as a citizen of the country that issues the card. Having been so identified, the bearer goes on to receive the three core bundles which come with citizenship namely: sets of rights to…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Grave Allegations Of Stephen Davis, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I read, in the August 29 edition of Thisday Newspaper, the grave allegations made by an Australian by the name of Mr. Stephen Davis about those that he believes are behind Boko Haram. He made some very serious allegations; he mentioned names and I would be interested in seeing the…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Ebola Virus And The Challenge of African Modernity, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The rapid spread of Ebola virus across West Africa has again raised the question of our disposition to the modern and modernity in the evolution of African societies. Also, Ebola has become a metaphor for the possibility of the extinction of a race. A brief clarification is needed. “Modern” is…
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Article of Faith

ARTICLE OF FAITH: The keys of the kingdom of heaven, by Femi Aribisala

God, our Father, is merciful. Once we repent, he immediately forgives us; provided we also forgive others. Jesus says: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15).…
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