Opinion

Sirens, Convoys and the Madding Crowd, By Mariam Mohammed Maktoub

Last Thursday, February 27, was one of those days of convoys and howling sirens, as the governors made their way to the National Economic Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The noise was incessant, the convoys vexatious and the police escorts unruly, and speeding like demons on the chase,…
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Opinion

An Abuja Boy’s Nostalgia for a City In Need of Public Libraries, By Omoniyi Ibietan

In all, we cannot do without befitting public libraries in Nigeria, even in this age of a digital public communication culture, because even in the Western hemisphere where the Internet originates from, their public libraries are still up and running. Can we retrace our steps in a reverse to establish…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian Journalists Don’t Welcome Turkey’s President Erdoğan, By Suleiman Uba Gaya

With the frontline role the Nigerian press played in bringing about democracy in Nigeria and in defending and sustaining this, the last thing it values is having on this shores a man like Erdoğan, in whose eyes and heart such contribution aggregates to nothing. Today, in the Nigerian capital city…
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Guest Columns

Ten Big Ideas: An ambitious agenda for Nigeria’s new leaders, By Dele Olojede

It’s early days yet, in the life of a new government. The voters have played their part by finally getting rid of a catastrophically inept and almost certainly corrupt president. It is now time for our new leaders to play theirs. Political life is generally characterized by high hopes rapidly…
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