Guest Columns

Buhari, Jonathan: Mere Crumbs Presented as Meals, By Victoria Ohaeri

In 1789, the United States () Congress considered whether President Washington should issue a proclamation, possibly containing a declaration of neutrality. The aim of such proclamation was to prevent citizens from participating in the European war involving France, Great Britain, Spain and Holland. It was the same year that the…
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Opinion

How Jonathan destroys the military and Nigeria, By Adeolu Ademoyo

President Jonathan and the ruling party –PDP- have made the military a party to the February 14th elections-a dangerous and desperate move that has put the soul of the nation in balance. To make the military serve the political interest of a party, the ruling party, PDP and of the…
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Gimba Kakanda

An Appeal to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, By Gimba Kakanda

Dear Sir, I don’t know where, and how really, to begin this without coming out as yet another cultural dissident. For once, perhaps because of my recognition of your heightened illusion of patriotism, the temptation to ask an elder to shut up, is no longer resistible. I want, dear Sir,…
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Opinion

Buhari, Fayose and the odious death wish By Steve Ayorinde

Health is on the front burner in Nigeria and Switzerland. As the World Economic Forum kicks off today in Davos, Switzerland, health will be a key issue to be addressed by heads of states and government, business community, civil societies and other stakeholders. With the outbreak of Ebola and other…
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Okey Ndibe

“Je suis Charlie” and Nigerian Envy, By Okey Ndibe

On January 7, two gunmen stormed—later identified as Islamist activists of Algerian descent—stormed the editorial headquarters of “Charlie Hebdo,” an irreverent, anti-religious weekly publication. In an attack that seemed to be over in a flash, the gunmen executed 12 people, including editor Stephane Charbonnier, several other editorial staff and two…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigerian Newspapers and The Loss of Corporate Social Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

What does "corporate social responsibility" mean for a media organisation? Does it matter? What measure exists for it? Those questions raced through my mind as I saw the front pages of the Punch, the Guardian and Sun newspapers on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Sun prides itself as a tabloid,…
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Guest Columns

Adamawa PDP Regains Its Family Spirit, By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

The words of the Adamawa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Patricia Yakubu, was instructive as we moved the convoy on Friday, from Jada – where a horde of party supporters had gathered to receive us - to Toungo, where the ‘Thank you’ tour was billed to take off. The momentum was…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Time to Disgrace the Self-Appointed Godfather of the South-West, By Femi Aribisala

There is a harrowing story told by Adekoya Boladale, which needs to be brought to the attention of Nigerians, especially the people of the South-West. In the middle of the night of 4th January, 1984, heavily armed men of the Strike Force of the Nigerian army invaded the Lagos home…
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