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Opinion

Birthday sympathies for Wole Soyinka, By Tolu Ogunlesi

“Listen to Fela’s songs from the late 1970s and you’d be forgiven for thinking they were composed in the 21st century.” “I’m getting a little bit bored with this Sisyphean struggle. I’m not exhausted; I can drop down dead tomorrow, that’s irrelevant, I want be around to witness the event. At the…
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Democracy and Governance

Ending the National Conference, Equity, the Numbers and the Zones, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The National Conference is coming to an end and through it, we know at the end what we knew at the beginning. It was necessary to have the National Conference so that we can chat but that the discussions will take us nowhere. My position has always been that just…
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Columns

Making Sense of What We Say, By Ifeanyi Uddin

When plans to convene another talkfest around the seminal questions hemming in our quest for national cohesion were bruited about recently, my initial reaction was one of irritation. At the minimum, any such dialogue makes sense in response to a representation, accountability, or democracy deficit. Within this reading, a national…
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Columns

Article of Faith: Pastors are Jesus Killers, By Femi Aribisala

It is these pastors that decided to sacrifice Jesus. And their descendants are the pastors currently running our churches. Jesus is our redeemer. But from whom exactly does he redeem us? Does it make sense to presume he redeems us from God? Some terrorists kidnapped a rich man’s children and…
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