Opinion

Politics of Deportations: Where Are the Northern Governors? By Gimba Kakanda

Religion and nationalism are the most powerful forms of indoctrination and, in the name of these two, many injustices can be done so that our idea of a shared humanity is thus contradicted and ridiculed. Nationalism is theoretically the healer of a colourfully diverse country possessed by the ghosts of…
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Opinion

A young Nigerian grieves the loss of his brother to militiamen, By Nicholas Ibekwe

Last May a police officer in northern Nigeria was brutally slaughtered by militiamen, but to this day no one has been held accountable. His brother, our reporter in Lagos, remains tormented by the injustice. My brother, Christian, was gruesomely killed alongside over 90 other policemen by Ombatse cultists-cum-militiamen in Nasarawa,…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Gutless Eunuch And The Spirit Of The Jagaban, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution by quoting from a portion of an essay that I wrote on 26 September 2011, which was titled ''On Goodluck Jonathan, David and Goliath''. The portion reads as follows: ''A few days ago from the sacred pulpit of the hallowed chambers of the National Christian Centre in Abuja and in the presence of…
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Opinion

Nigeria: 10 things to pay attention to in 2014, By @toluogunlesi

Tolu lists some of the events that could shape Nigeria in 2014. 1. Lugard’s Legacy There’s an ambitious plan for marking Nigeria’s centenary, which the government insists will be private sector led and funded. What I’m not very comfortable with is referring to or regarding it as a “Celebration.” If…
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