Columns

Elections 2015: Of Cats and Kites, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Governors Sule Lamido and Muazu Babangida Aliyu have failed to bell the Jonathan cat. It turned out that they are lily-livered, chicken, cowards and without balls. In March last year, Governor Aliyu had presented himself as the leader of the Northern Governors who had in his possession a signed commitment…
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Columns

Pervasive Godfathers and Absent Godmothers, By Toyosi Akerele

“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeline Albright, Former US Secretary of State in her Keynote speech at the Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006 I have enjoyed many privileges of speaking to and engaging Women of various…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Cash, The Jet and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Much ado has been made about recent events in South Africa concerning the Nigerian-owned jet that was found loaded with millions of dollars and that was in the process of procuring arms and a fighter helicopter for the Nigerian military and security agencies.  As a former Minister of Aviation, I…
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Article of Faith

ARTICLE OF FAITH: What man of God is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome? By Femi Aribisala

Christian pastors have become demigods. Their word is law; no questions asked. As Jesus said, they teach as doctrines the commandments of men (Matthew 15:9). They come up with all kinds of self-serving principles that turn scripture on its head; just in order to justify themselves before men and control…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, And The Limit Of Un-Godliness, By Adeolu Ademoyo

This is a letter to my Nigerian Christian Compatriots. Dear Fellow Nigerian Christians, I have decided to write to you today as a Christian and as a Nigerian. I will also like to put it on record that I am a Catholic. I write to you on the recent activities of…
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Guest Columns

Whither Nation or Country? By Najim Animashaun

I find the Swiss a remarkable people. More so now, in the wake of the Scottish referendum and the end of Nigeria’s National Confab (a Constitutional Conference). They have seemingly engineered a unified yet very Swiss country out of a diverse gaggle of squabbling German, French, Italian and Romansh speakers,…
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Guest Columns

Davis, Soyinka and the Boko Haram “Sponsors”, By Ikeogu Oke

If anyone said to my hearing that a US President – say Ronald Reagan – was a Soviet spy during the Cold War, I would react incredulously and dismiss the statement outright. So would I if told, with the speaker expecting me to agree, that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, after declaring…
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