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Opinion

Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases, By John Kufuor

In Nigeria and across Africa, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a daily reality for many children, families and communities. Despite efforts to control and eliminate them, trachoma, human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, onchocerciasis (river blindness), soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis continue to threaten Nigeria’s citizens. NTDs disable and…
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Opinion

Crisis in Rivers State Judiciary and its Feudalistic Traits, By Bamidele Aturu

Introduction A pall of darkness has suddenly descended on the judiciary in Nigeria. Its genesis is the brouhaha surrounding the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge for Rivers State. The institutions and persons charged by the Constitution with roles to play in the appointment of a Chief Judge are at…
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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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