Guest Columns

Who is afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari? By Theophilus Ilevbare

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria’s most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as…
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Dele Agekameh

Nigeria’s Endless Engagement With Terror, By Dele Agekameh

On January 27, 2000, that is, in the early days of the current democratic dispensation, a sitting state governor, now a Senator of the Federal Republic, who had allegedly received indoctrination in one of the training camps of Osama bin Laden, the late al-Qaeda leader, in Sudan, introduced the Islamic…
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Guest Columns

G.G. Darah, the North and Resource Control, By Damola Awoyokun

It is the patriotic duty of every Nigerian to dance on the grave of General Sani Abacha. Contrary to the Levickian PR his supporter Prof Darah did for him in his article Dancing on Abacha and Yar Aduas' Graves (The Guardian, 17-18th July 2014), Abacha remains the most despicable leader Nigeria ever had.  He killed…
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Guest Columns

The Over-Crowded Love Boat in Osogbo, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

With the dust of the upcoming Osun gubernatorial election beginning to settle, it is now clear to everyone that this is clearly a one-horse race. The main opposition in Osun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will surely believe they are still in the race.  But, the more they boast of…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Agriculture Alone Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Mono-Product Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's impulse-driven consumerism and complacent solipsism gnaws at me; it is infectious and in the open for every one to see. It is unsustainable, yet the higher-ups seem unconcerned by it, preferring to import rice from Thailand for distribution in exchange for votes. They tout the rote catechism of lending…
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Guest Columns

A Reply to Gimba Kakanda’s Cacophony of Misconstruals, By Muhammad Mahmud

Dear Kakanda, Reading your letter to me, in which you criticised my worry and anger about what is going on in the third most important places of my religion, further strengthens my position that the resistance should be doubled, as it is indeed working, the manifestation of which, possibly, prompted…
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Democracy and Governance

Dying NLC and the Slumber of the Progressive Movement, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I was in Ghana last Friday when a massive campaign against the worsening economic conditions in the country occurred. The day was known as Red Friday and several thousand activists marched through Accra that 24th July, the second anniversary of the death in office of President John Evans Atta Mills.…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Burden of Love and the Mystery of Separation, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Love is beautiful but it can also ravage and destroy. It brings pleasure and it brings pain. It brings joy and it brings sorrow. It brings light and it brings darkness. It brings laughter and it brings tears. It brings peace and it brings turmoil. It brings tranquility and it…
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