Guest Columns

Heeding The Ebola Wake Up Call, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and mostly the few cases established in Nigeria has thrown up a few conspiracy theories. Proponents of these conspiracies believe that America introduced Ebola in Africa in order to penetrate the African market through its vaccines to gain control of the economy.…
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The South-South Dream and A Nation’s Dilemma, By Garba Shehu

The story of the National Conference is like the parable of the sick fish when it tried to swallow a by far healthier one. The outcome is foreknown. But lessons, by both sides, must be learnt. There are a dozen-plus reasons why the national will triumphed over sectional, narrow selfish…
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EDITORIAL: Prof. Ade Ajayi [1926 – 2014]: Passage of an eminent scholar

The third Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and University of Ibadan’s Emeritus Professor of History, Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi, has passed. He died at the University College Hospital of the University he loved till his end, Nigeria’s premier University in Ibadan on August 9. Popularly known as Ade…
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Bámidélé Upfront

That Thoughtless Sack Of Doctors, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

Once again, President Goodluck Jonathan can’t stop making a vulgar spectacle of himself. In a move that seems pretty blasé to him, he sacked 16,000 resident doctors in one fell swoop. How rational is that in a country in dire need of doctors? According to the World Health Organization (WHO),…
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Okey Ndibe

Nigeria’s True Heroes And Villains, By Okey Ndibe

The dreaded Ebola virus and Boko Haram represent different faces of two most dire crises currently plaguing Nigeria. The former is a natural contagion, the latter a human-made disaster. Patrick Sawyer, a now deceased Liberian American diplomat, has become a well-known—and widely despised name—in Nigeria. It was he who first…
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