Columns

February 14, 2015 and the Space for Ideas, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Across our political space, one gravamen is repeated to the point of monotony: how money now dominates our politics. The conversation around this takes place with varying degrees of sophistication. It includes the excited disputation by the newspaper vendors’ stand (close to the bus stop) about how much each got…
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Opinion

Adamawa 2015: Between Ribadu and Bindowo, By Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

Two candidates have finally emerged to run for the governorship of Adamawa State in the forthcoming 2015 elections. Let’s face it, the difference between Nuhu Ribadu, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bindowo Jibrilla, is same as six and half-a-dozen,…
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Article of Faith

Pastors are Planning a Major Robbery in the Churches in January, By Femi Aribisala

Jesus berated the mercenary religious leaders of biblical days. He told them: “‘It is written, my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” (Matthew 21:13). This word remains pertinent to pastors in the churches of today. They come up with…
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Guest Columns

​​Climate Change: ​Coping with the COP, By Nnimmo Bassey

The mass walkout of the 19th Conference of Parties, COP, to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, at Warsaw by civil society groups and movements rekindled the hope that the Voice of the Streets would find a space in the battle to save the planet from the…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Between The Book and The Knife, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s ex-president-military and civilian-has a presence in the history of the country. Like most Nigerians of his age who are still active in the political scene he has Nigerian stories to tell. And like many Nigerians of the progressive, moral and social democratic orientation, I have ideological,…
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Guest Columns

How we will campaign to win, By Goodluck Jonathan

Acceptance Speech by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On His Victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2014 National Convention Eagle Square, Abuja Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11thDecember  2014 PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history of our great Party; The…
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Columns

Righting the Wrongs in Human Rights, By Femi Falana

Since 1960, the ruling class has always entrenched fundamental rights in the Consitution. But as the fundamental rights are limited to civil and political rights the majority of the Nigerian people have been excluded from enjoying them due to poverty. The fundamental objectives and directive principles of State policy have…
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