Opinion

EndSARS: Protesters, Crowdfunding and National Security, By Yushau A. Shuaib

One of the founders of EndSARS agitation, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has distanced himself from any further protest with regard to ending F-SARS, after alleging that politicians and commercial criminals have hijacked the protest for their selfish ends. The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is struggling to contain…
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Columns

Why the Colour of #RevolutionNow Was Not Arab Spring-red, By Festus Adedayo

...even though the indices of revolution, the hopelessness, the frustrations are present everywhere. The truth is that there is no difference between the widespread despondency in Katsina-Ala, the frustration in Nkalagu or the massive disdain with Nigerian ruling class in Igboho, but motivations for dissent are not the same. They…
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Columns

Does Nigeria Really Need A Revolution Now?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

While street protests are important, I personally believe the biggest revolution needed in Nigeria is the revolution of self — the revolution of values, intellect and the mind. Our problem is more than Muhammdu Buhari; it is that warped sense of values that drive many of us to place self…
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Opinion

Africa, Leadership Deficit and the Imperative of Institutional Reform, By Tunji Olaopa

To be able to step into this radical leadership framework demands the emergence of a new generation of African leaders — bold, patriotic, detribalised and globally-minded. These new leaders will have to commence the institutionalising imperative at the point of what someone has called a “cultural adjustment program,” a critical…
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Opinion

Why African Youth Are Switching to Old Leaders, By Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Several analysts have made attempts to establish the argument of ‘youth frustration’ with ‘bad governance’ as the key driving factors for the dramatic switch from younger to septuagenarian politicians in democracies. But the argument is not exactly that straightforward. There are deeper dynamics at play; the conspiracy of the power…
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Opinion

Obama’s Middle East Misadventure and the Rise of Radical Islam, By Majeed Dahiru

To end the scourge of ISIL and other terror groups, Syria must be freed from Assad and given back to the people of Syria through a transparent and just democratic process. A democratic process will afford the world another opportunity to test the viability of political Islam and reduce the…
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