Columns

A Reverie With George Orwell: Of Tai Solarin, Mailafia and Lai Mohammed, By Festus Adedayo

No matter the attempt by Mohammed and his coronet tyrants to criminalise free speech in Nigeria and DSS’ move to Solarinise Mailafia and the few voices of dissent against the swift slide of affairs in Nigeria, I again submitted to old George, these will fail. Any student of autocratic rule…
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Opinion

Press Freedom On A Darkling Plain In Nigeria, By Jide Jimoh

We are witnesses to these significant events that have blighted the record of Nigeria as a press-friendly nation. It has become an incremental foray in the ignominy of incessant attacks on the press and freedom of speech generally. The zenith, so far, of that ignominy, is contained in the recent…
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Opinion

Amending the NBC Code: Between a Minister and a Board, By Alabi Akinrogun

...with a COVID-19 and oil demand and prices slump, and Nigeria already rated as not being business- and investor-friendly, would the minister in his bruising battle with the Board of the Commission, within the purview of his new obsession with the Code, not be hammering the final nail in the…
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Opinion

Kwara After O To Ge: APC, Abdul-Razaq and Burdens of Transformation, By Omotayo Suleiman

As the 'O To Ge' caravan gets ready for city-wide victory dances, in the euphoria of a long anticipated triumph, the enormity of the tasks ahead and the deep leadership imperatives that come to the fore, must necessarily occupy the thoughts of key leaders. Ululations are in order. Never has…
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Columns

Should Lai Mohammed’s N3.5mn Claim Have Been Left Off The Record?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

In more intellectually-conscious climes, last week’s off-the-record drama would have sparked scholarly incursions into the changing values of 21st-century journalism. It would have triggered intense concerns about the gaping hole of self-regulation that must be filled if the media must bountifully harness the pluses of Internet-driven media explosion. “Journalism entails…
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Why PDP’s Loss In Ekiti Is Bad News For the APC and Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of the APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi had won the gubernatorial election in Ekiti, APC spin-doctors went into overdrive. Lai Mohammed, well-loved by all and sundry…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Third Year Scorecard, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...however much we disagree with the details, the basic facts remain that the almost three years later, the Buhari presidency is functioning below the expectations of many Nigerians. The disappointments are too many; and to pick up the government on any of these regrets in exhaustive terms is quite a…
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