Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Believes the Lie that There Are More People in the North Than in the South? By Femi Aribisala

Everything turns upside down in Nigeria.  Logic becomes illogical.  Wisdom becomes foolishness.  Two plus two becomes seven.  Hospitals become mortuaries.  Stealing is not corruption.  Education is a sin.  In Nigeria, so many things fly in the face of simple commonsense.   One major example is the ridiculous idea that, by…
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Nigeria Must Lead To Include Justice in Post-2015 MDGs, By John Oziegbe

In the last fourteen years, Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in the pursuit of development targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Undeniably, over the years the MDGs implementation has brought about palpable progress in reducing poverty, addressing issues of women empowerment and participation in…
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Jibrin Ibrahim

Escalation of Third Party Campaigning, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Apparently, the Secretary of the Government, Anyim Pius Anyim is now my colleague in civil society. I say this because I heard my good friend Mike Omeri of the National Orientation Agency explaining on radio the other day that the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAM) are civil society activists simply…
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Ifeanyi Uddin

Poverty and Rising Food Prices, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Should we be concerned that over the last six (6) months rising food prices have been the single most important cause of the upward movement in headline inflation numbers? The year-on-year price change for the “All Items Price Index” (as measured by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics — NBS) closed…
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Nigeria’s Sobering Competitiveness Rankings, By Olu Akanmu

The debate about whether the recent World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) rankings is fair to Nigeria, whether our 120th position out of the 148 countries rated reflect our true reality is too critical to ignore. There are real dangers that rather than reflect deeply and inwardly on the…
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Islamic State: Syrians Must Queue Behind Obama or Assad, By Rotimi Akinola

One thing I have learnt from reading news in which states declare the crust of their foreign policy is that such news themselves should be taken with a pinch of salt as they are seldom what they seem. I have also come to learn that world leaders, while working underground…
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Pius Adesanmi

General Buhari: A Whole Former Head of State! By Pius Adesanmi

If you are in your thirties and above and anybody is deceiving you that the just and fair Nigeria we are struggling for will happen in your life time, please do not deceive yourself. Struggling for the dreamable, refusing to relinquish the imaginable, hanging on stubbornly to the possible, as…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The APC and The Dream That Never Was, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Ordinarily religion should not be brought into politics but sadly the APC has done precisely that. They have introduced religion into politics in a very irresponsible, divisive and dangerous manner and they are using it as a political tool and as a means to capture power. Those of you that…
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