Opinion

Of Victors and Vanquished: Biafra, 50 Years After, By Chido Onumah

Nigeria can still redeem itself. It has been 50 years since we proclaimed, “No Victors, No Vanquished.” It is time to truly end the war; and it is not just the war against Biafra, as Soyinka noted, but that against the millions of duped and dispossessed citizens. That is the…
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Opinion

Seriake Dickson and the Quest for Restructuring, By Godwin Onyeacholem

For him, Nigeria needs to be restructured for it to have any meaningful grip on progress. This is the growing sentiment among the populace who believe that Nigeria is not working because of the skewed federal system — with its perpetual over-centralisation — foisted by the military since 1966. Henry…
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Nigeria Cannot Do Without the North, By Femi Aribisala

Without the North, Nigeria and Nigerians would be reduced to nonentities. In 2005, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank forecast that Nigeria will be the 20th largest economy in the world by 2025 and the 12th largest by 2050, ahead of Italy, Canada and South Korea. Having identified Brazil, Russia, India and…
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Columns

Cynical Governance As the Source of Fake News, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Unable to find a forward gear, the Buhari government has had to explain its stasis through dynamic narratives. This, alas, is the fountainhead of the growing penchant on the part of both sides of the argument for and against the administration for deploying fake news in aid of their respective…
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Is Britain Nigeria’s Evil Stepmother?, By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is neither a friend nor a foe of Britain. Both countries regard one another with a high degree of suspicion and mistrust. The relationship between Nigeria and Britain is highly conflicted. Nigeria was a British colony and a British creation. This would suggest the development of a cordial relationship…
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Opinion

Ending the Rule of the Nigerian Lackey: No Traitors Allowed In the Presidency, By Olurotimi Osha

If Nigeria did not have an ignoble history of incompetent leaders, eager to pander to foreign interests, perhaps there'd be economic security in the friends from China, including professors, often speak of how China developed its industries indigenously, without having to outsource the brain sector to the President Trump’s alleged…
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Opinion

The World Ridicules Buhari On Biafra, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Muhammadu Buhari needs help. He must be encouraged to listen—for a change. The current Biafran explosion is self-inflicted wound and only him can heal it. He must also admit that his hope of using the teetering exigency of terrorism to curry sympathy from international community is the height of…
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Opinion

The South-East Needs a Show of Love, Not a Show of Force, By Majeed Dahiru

The more the president continues to ignore the genuine concerns of his administration’s marginalisation of those of South-Eastern origin, the further they are pressed away from Nigeria towards Nnamdi Kanu’s separatist agitations. To take the fire out of the raging flame of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB is to show love to…
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