Opinion

Nigeria: the Political Expediency of Defending the Indefensible, By Femi Akinfolarin

I wish Nigerians could for once be a people who reason rationally and refuse to accept illogical positions for the sake of political expediency. The truth is obvious, Saraki might be the victim of a gang up to bring him down from a senate president position that he took by…
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Opinion

For BBOG, It’s All About The Chibok Girls, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...may the rescue of the Chibok girls and everyone under the captivity of Boko Haram come as a pleasant surprise to us all - all heartless doubting Thomases inclusive. God bless Nigeria. God bless Oby Ezekwesili, Hadiza Bala Usman, Aisha Yesufu and other members of the bring back our girls…
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Columns

Two Years of Struggle: Bring Back Our Girls!, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Over the two years of struggle, the message has been simple and lucid. There is a failure of governance that has created the conditions for the abduction of Chibok Girls and thousands of other Nigerians. It is the same failure of governance that has impeded the search and rescue mission.…
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Opinion

What’s Worse Than a Girl Being Kidnapped?, By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Abductions appeared to be just another great misfortune in a land where tragedy is an everyday occurrence. Abuja, Nigeria — We were late getting to Chibok. Our driver was delayed. On the way to meet us, he explained, he had seen a mother carrying a sick child on her back…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Don’t Believe the Lie: There Is No War Against Corruption In Nigeria (1), By Femi Aribisala

What we have is a government attempt to decimate the opposition and create a de facto one-party state under the guise of fighting against corruption. I was invited to a Roundtable on Corruption by the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos, only to discover that some “Buharideens” had highjacked…
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Opinion

One Year After: Nigerians, How Market? How ‘Chanji’?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

One year later, the war against corruption has uncovered several mind-boggling revelations of reckless looting of our national treasury by VIPs - vagabonds in power! In my opinion, the chains that “change” brought are exclusively for these bandits. However, the delay of this administration in reinvesting the recovered funds to…
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Opinion

Ese Oruru: How the North and Islam Became Scapegoats of Yunusa’s Folly, By Gimba Kakanda

If ignorance had not been applied in our clamouring for the freedom of Ese, whose case is, of course, heart-breaking to all sane minds, the North and Islam wouldn’t have been made scapegoats of Yunusa's foolish adventure. A simple enquiry would’ve shown that Islam does not condone elopement, and it’s…
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Opinion

Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP Chairman: A Blessing or a Curse?, By Jude Ndukwe

...everyone has realised that if Sheriff’s emergence could cause ripples in APC camp, then he must be the right man to lead PDP and Nigerians into this battle. One is sure that if PDP had appointed someone without capacity or clout, APC would have gone to town celebrating. The recent…
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