Opinion

Lining Up The Ducks On The Education Row, By Seember Nyager

The print media in Nigeria recently reported a call by the Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo at the 20th Nigerian Economic Summit, for all hands to be on deck to revitalize the Education sector. This call is not new. Previous administrations have always noted the importance of Education and the…
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Opinion

On Soyinka Vs The Abachas: A Letter to Gymber Cacandah, By Gimba Kakanda

I have to write this, and it has to be delivered, as I'll tell the postman, very fast, to wherever you are in Miami before this collective children of anger to whom Professor Wole Soyinka is a deity lynch me on charges of, or complicity in your, blasphemy. You see,…
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Opinion

Why Arogbofa Became Jonathan’s Chief Of Staff, By Eric Teniola

It is a tradition for officers of the Signal Corps of the Nigerian Army to be given political appointments. Therefore the recent appointment of retired Brigadier General Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa as Chief of Staff to the President is a continuation of that tradition. There was General Murtala Ramat Muhammad (1938-1976).…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: Is the Military in false propaganda war? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. They spoke with one voice in their condemnation of government's inaction and seeming lack of interest to contain…
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Opinion

The National Conference as a Dictatorial Safari, By Garba Shehu

President Jonathan is going about the National Conference in a way suggesting that he is not a firm believer in representative democracy. Some call it a Machiavellian simplification. Throughout the 100 years of existence of Nigeria as a country, there has never been a moment without trenchant agitations for the…
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