Columns

A Home-Delivered WAEC Certificate, Buhari and El-Zakzaky, By Festus Adedayo

As ordinary as this back-and-forth argument on the certification of the president is, it only speaks volume of where we have got ourselves in terms of leadership in Nigeria. While leaders of the world are emerging as the most cerebral of them and concluding plans to get into the moon,…
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Opinion

Sol Plaatje: Prophesying the Future of His Dreams, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

The search for that essay and for Sol Plaatje brought me to South Africa more than twenty-five years ago. To say that Sol Plaatje was a politician and a writer combined, is saying nothing new. What might not be familiar is the idea that he viewed his political frustration at…
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Columns

Winnie Mandela: Mother of the Struggle, By Owei Lakemfa

Tortured, held in solitary confinement, deprived of family, with assassination attempts and her home bombed twice, Winnie survived the brutality and violence of Apartheid, emerging like gold from the crucible. She was to say: “There is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done…
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Opinion

Will You Be At the Funeral?: A Graveyard Oration for Nigerian Political Parties, By Festus Adedayo

All efforts must be made to return democracy to political parties. Party members must collect their parties from the governors by fastidiously paying their tokens at meetings. Only those who have verifiable means of livelihood should be nominated for party offices. Or else, this funeral of political parties in Nigeria…
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Opinion

Language As Development: The Lagos Example, By Festus Adedayo

I see in the Ambode Yoruba language policy the ability to bring back to Yorubaland the profundity of the above regenerative path spearheaded by Awolowo. If implemented with the zeal and vigour that are beginning to be the byword of the Ambode government in Lagos, it will have a remarkable…
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