Opinion

The Political Metaphor From Rivers State, By Nasiru Suwaid

There is this widely held belief in Nigeria, though some people hold it as universal, that in any altercation between individuals of higher standing in the society with those beneath them, the bigger man never wins. The Late Mallam Aminu Kano often cautioned in the many of his sermons, during…
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Opinion

Lenin, the Cubans, Revolutionary Strategy and the Mosquito, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The time has come and it is happening, the Cubans are finally bringing the revolution to Africa. To succeed however, the Cubans had to change the revolutionary strategy from the elimination of the bourgeoisie to a more prosaic, but certainly more beneficial objective of the elimination of the mosquitos so…
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Economy

On Today’s Meeting of The MPC – Matters Arising! By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) rate-setting body, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today monday 20th January, under a cloud. The mass of gray overhead has nothing to do with the recent public spat between the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and that of…
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Opinion

Don’t trivialise corruption, tackle It! By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Minister throws challenge at all stakeholders I want to talk about a difficult topic, that topic is talked about by non-Africans and even more frequently by Africans themselves, and it has gotten so critical that when you mention the name Africa or even the name of my country Nigeria, the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Jonathan, Tukur and A Government Of Jezebels, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I must commend President Goodluck Jonathan for removing Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as National Chairman of the PDP and finally dumping him. It really is good riddance to bad rubbish because that man was a disaster to his party. PDP itself is bad enough but to have a self-conceited and vainglorious…
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Opinion

Justice Ayọ Salami and Nigeria’s Moral Burden, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“…Nigerians do not naturally want the truth to be told. Whoever dares to tell the truth is marked for destruction…” Justice Ayọ Salami (Lagos, Nigeria, January, 2014). As a teacher, I am often interested in the meaning of words and how words sometimes say more than what we mean, and…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Paul’s Male-Chauvinism Against Women, By Femi Aribisala [1]

The word of Paul about women being silent in the churches has passed away precisely because it is not the word of God. Some months ago, Jimi Sonuga introduced me to two of his female neighbours. “Do you write a column in a newspaper?” enquired one of them. “Yes,” I…
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