Opinion

Northern Nigerian and the Atiku Advantage, By Majeed Dahiru

Buhari’s failure to develop the North socio-economically to such an extent that it becomes independent of the oil mineral revenues from the oils wells of the South, simply means the North must take advantage of the Atiku option as it apparently needs the rest of Nigeria more than the rest…
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Opinion

Politics and Language In A Time of Discordant Tunes, By ‘Kanmi Ademiluyi

The traducers of the VP, motivated by negative designs, went about the business of attack with nary a thought for caution. As Orwell pointed out in the same essay, "But if thought corrupts language, language corrupts thought." Inevitably, the framework of the business of ethnic entrepreneurship really corrupts thinking and…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, By Femi Aribisala

...Tweedledee and Tweedledum see no evil and hear no evil. They fabricate their preferred version of reality. They specialise in feeding their boss, the president, with lies and falsehood. Does he not know that Nigerians are suffering? Does he not know Nigerians are hungry? Four gravely ill Nigerians went to…
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Opinion

Sir Olaniwun Ajayi: Goodnight to a Moral Beacon, By Wale Adebanwi

As he departs, what can we learn from the life of this most accomplished of men? Plenty, no doubt. As members of my generation are often reminded by Sir Olaniwun’s more contentious and fervent friend and political ally of many decades, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, we must continue to have an…
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Columns

A Boiling Southern Cauldron and The Insults Of The Northern Governors, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The insulting warning to the South from the 19 Northern governors just the other day made matters worse. That contribution did not help to calm the storm but instead it has further frayed nerves. Simply put the Northern governors have rubbed raw salt into our Southern wounds. Last week I…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Afẹ́nifẹ́re’s Contradictions and Reconciliation In The House Of Odùduwà, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“If we do not unite, we won’t go far. If we unite we will go far. Fingers are not equal, but if a finger is lost there is a challenge with that hand. Unity is important,” – Ọọ̀ni Enììtàn Ògúnwùsì to Ọba Síkírù Adétọ̀nà of Ìjẹ̀bùland. “I stand by you…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Federalism, Unity and The Political Ill Literacy of Balarabe Musa, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“I have regarded Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze and surrogates, like the APC, as socialist secessionist groups in Nigeria, even though they talk about federalism.” - Alhaji Balarabe Musa, 2015. In this essay I defend the following: (i) the foundational principles of federalism; (ii) that in a multinational and multi-cultural society like…
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