Femi Fani-Kayode

APC And The Strange Dream Of A Muslim/Muslim Ticket (1), By Femi Fani-Kayode

‘’The last notable Christian-Christian ticket was Awolowo-Umeadi in 1979 and the last notable Muslim-Muslim ticket was Abiola-Kingibe in 1993. You can figure out the rest. But let the optimists know that reality always trounces wishful hope in political contests. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode's advice that we get real must be directed…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Dreams and Spiritual Warfare, By Femi Aribisala

Having sex in the dream is an index of lack of spiritual fervency.  A colleague brought a fourteen year-old girl to see me.  Apparently, her mother’s prophet had a horrific dream about her portending great danger.  His antidote was just as horrific.  He told the mother that her daughter would…
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Opinion

Citizens’ Priorities Must Dictate Development Initiatives, By Temilade Sesan

The marble plaque commemorating the founding of the primary health centre in Oboto, a peri-urban agrarian community in Ondo state, Nigeria, declares the facility open ‘to the glory of God and the benefit of mankind’. In the decade or so that has elapsed since its opening, the health centre has…
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Opinion

The Tragic Consequences of Secret Contracts, By Seember Nyager

Every day, through secret contracts being carried out within public institutions, there is confirmation that the interest of the public is not served. A few days ago, young Nigerians in Abuja were arrested for protesting against the reckless conduct of the recruitment exercise at the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) that…
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Opinion

President Jonathan: It is time to halt the fiddling, By Olubunmi Adetunmbi

“The President has spent a great part of the current year junketing across the globe with public funds in needless ventures that could have been handled by subordinates in government.” In the classic, Quo Vadis, a 1951 American epic film adapted from Henryk Sienkiewicz's classic 1896 masterpiece, Emperor Nero is…
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Opinion

The State Has an Obligation to Protect Journalists, By Chidi Odinkalu & Ibrahima Kane

On March 28, 2014, in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa’s highest court, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, delivered a far-reaching decision in a case concerning the rights of journalists to practice their vocation free from intimidation or the fear of death. The court, in its first ruling on such matters, held…
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