Opinion

The endorsement of “clueless” Jonathan By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Just how clueless can President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan be if he has outwitted every other potential aspirant in the presidential candidacy politics of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)?  Or, how inexperienced, as claimed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, can he be if he has effortlessly eclipsed the opposition within…
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Guest Columns

21 Ways To Rescue The North, By Shehu Sani

These, in my opinion, are viable ways forward for Northern Nigeria. (1) End insurgency and restore peace (2) Restore unity, confidence, trust and solidarity between diverse ethnic and religious communities. (3) Firm up internally generated revenue (4) Reform, revive and recapitalise Northern Nigeria Development Company and upgrade it to a…
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Columns

Our Near-Open Society and Its Enemies, By Ifeanyi Uddin

After the many traumas that was the Great Recession, considerable uncertainty remains over how to interpret current (political, social, and economic) events. There is clear evidence of an uptick in the US’ economy (and to some degree, in the UK, too). The euro zone was still undecided where it was…
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Columns

Nigeria at 54: Seeking an Illusive Future, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, we celebrated our 54th independence anniversary. Did I say celebrate. Well, at least the President did cut an anniversary cake in his sitting room and his ministers went there to great him. This is the fourth year that the Federal Government has not had the audacity to properly…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram: What I would do in fighting the good fight if I were President, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Blessed be the name of the Most High God, the God whose I am and the God whom I serve. Blessed be His holy name forever. I thank the presiding Bishop of this great Church for honouring me in this way and giving me the opportunity to share a few…
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Guest Columns

Reflections on Independence and Presidential Silences, By Yinka Tella

On Saturday, May 17 on this same hallowed grounds, the Coalition of Concerned Nigerians in South Florida (CONSFLO) organized a rally christened #MiamiDemandsOurGirlsBackNow as part of the worldwide #BringBackOurGirls movement in support of the 276 plus girls who were kidnapped by terrorists in Borno State, Nigeria on April 15, 2014.…
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Guest Columns

Belgian embassy, please release my passport, By Adebayo Waidi

Till present, I have really had no cause to travel beyond the African continent but the prospect of a seven months leadership training course in Systemic Change that involved online lectures and three physical meets including one in Brussels, Belgium was a game changer. After the application and selection period…
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