Opinion

How to stop Jonathan from bankrupting Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The mistake of former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not end with installing an incompetent successor. In addition to our misfortune, he got us a speculator who deals on both sides of the national question. President Jonathan holds a long position on Nigeria as the President and Commander-in-Chief and a short…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (III), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continued from last week. Even before arriving Senegal, I had heard so much about Goree Island. Every person I met who had visited Senegal asked me whether I planned to visit the Island. And my answer was always in the affirmative, even though I wasn’t sure how to create…
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Opinion

The Malian Crisis: West Africa and the Hegemons, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Malian crisis has since January 2012 been on the African front-burner because of the shock waves it created around the issue of declining African capacities to address internal problems. It took the intervention of the French to reverse the loss of the territorial integrity of the country and the…
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Opinion

Again, A Case of Uncounted Billions, By Okey Ndibe

To a first-time visitor, much of Nigeria is likely to appear like the wreckage of a long war, what with its gutted roads, rutted infrastructure, the near-absence of electric power, and the paucity of pipe-borne water. It’s a developmental nightmare, a relic of the misshapen monuments of small-minded men and…
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Opinion

A Street Perspective of the Citizen-Indigene Debate, By Nigeria Research Network

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Over time, millions of Nigerians have migrated to other parts of the country for work, education or other reasons. As a result, many Nigerian communities and cities have diverse populations. Often these are divided into the ‘sons-of- the-soil’, or ‘indigenes’ of such communities,…
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Opinion

Nigeria: We are the government, By @PhilipAmiola

To create the New Nigeria, each Nigerian must take personal responsibility, realising that we are the government. When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Fickleness Of Men And The Power Of God, By Femi Fani-Kayode

There are a few questions that are often asked.  Amongst them are the following. Why is it that human beings are so fickle and sensitive to what others think about them?  Why do reputation and the perception of others mean everything to most whilst substance and character means nothing? Why…
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Opinion

Government Shut Down: From Obama to Jonathan, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The attempt by the All Progressives Peoples Congress-APC to slow down the   passage of the 2014 budget as a democratic tool to extract commitment on the part of the ruling party-PDP- to respect the Nigerian constitution on questions of liberty, freedom and more economic good for Nigerians    has been likened…
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