Ebeneezer Obadare

A Country Not Worth Dying In? By Ebenezer Obadare

Take a look at the table below. It’s a simple five-cell affair with the names of twenty-five recently deceased Nigerians drawn randomly from various walks of life, including ages at time of passing, countries where each death took place, the causes of death (where available), and the year of transition.…
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Opinion

Enlightened Self Interest and the Leadership Question, By Jibrin Ibrahim

What Nigeria has lacked in its recent history is a leadership with a vision and a sense of enlightened self-interest. The idea of enlightened self-interest is simple, by serving the common good of society, the leadership serves their own interest of getting legitimacy, respect and even the material gains they…
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Opinion

Facebook, Nigerian Presidency, and the Freedom Of Speech, By Adeolu Ademoyo

I ended 2013 with an   essay on how ethics and ethnicity will play a major role in Nigerian public space in 2014 and beyond. People are often surprised, or even derisive, when one raises the question of ethics in public governance in Nigeria. After decades of abuse, especially through the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Gutless Eunuch And The Spirit Of The Jagaban, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution by quoting from a portion of an essay that I wrote on 26 September 2011, which was titled ''On Goodluck Jonathan, David and Goliath''. The portion reads as follows: ''A few days ago from the sacred pulpit of the hallowed chambers of the National Christian Centre in Abuja and in the presence of…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Women in the Ministry of Jesus, By Femi Aribisala

In biblical days, Jewish women were imprisoned by different forms of male oppression. But Jesus came to set the captives free. Jesus chose twelve disciples and all of them were men. What does this tell us about his attitude towards women? Does it mean he discriminates against them? Let me…
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Opinion

Sultan Dasuki: Ode to an icon at 90, By Abdussamad Dasuki

“He had on many occasions demonstrated his love for country…” Abdulsamad DasukiIt is with a sense of profound gratitude to God that I celebrate the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, a religious leader, astute politician, accomplished administrator, and exemplary statesman and above all, my father. Since his birth on…
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