Opinion

Here comes Emperor Jonathan, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

President Jonathan and his regime are best advised to do the business of governance very well and allow the media to do theirs. Since Friday, last week, the government has engaged in an aggressive crackdown of newspapers under the dubious claim of routine security operations. They raided delivery vans, harassed…
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Dele Agekameh

A Military In Tatters And The Senseless Onslaught Against The Media, By Dele Agekameh

It is no longer in contention that the military is in tatters, no thanks to the many years of military dictatorship and the rapacious corruption. It is most apt today for this column to open with the timeless saying “Those who the gods want to destroy, they first make mad”.…
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Democracy and Governance

Biafra, the Ostrich Mentality and Nigeria’s Tragedy, By Okey Ndibe

There is a sense in which the name of the malaise afflicting Nigeria is Biafra. I have argued before—and I must do so again—that Nigeria’s refusal to confront and address the sore of the Biafran War is the chief reason no nation has been able to materialize out of the…
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Guest Columns

How Jonathan, PDP helped Sanusi to become Emir of Kano, By Paul Ibe

Last Friday, Emir Ado Bayero, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the ancient city of Kano passed on to the great beyond. The monarch’s death followed prolonged illness that may have been exacerbated by the traumatic experiences of the Boko Haram attacks in and around the palace and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Mr. Jonathan – Free The Press, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Jonathan and his government should realize that Nigerians will not be silenced, we will continue to share our stories through social media.   The government of has defaulted to pervasive use of the nation's security apparatuses to enforce Prior Restraint on the Press, members of the opposition and certain…
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Guest Columns

Letters of recent Nigerian history, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The book, Before We Forget: Obasanjo’s Letter To President Jonathan And The Aftermath; Francis Abayomi (ed), came to my table in an envelope as a kind of surprise. The accompanying letter signed by Francis Abayomi goes straight to the point thus: “We have the pleasure to present, to you, a book…
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