Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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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

The Dangers of Exclusion: Lessons for Africa from Brexit and the US Elections, By ‘Dapo Oyewole

...in the shadow of ‘Brexit’, the rise of Trump and based on lessons from its own history, Africa has a chance to avert the dangers that come with economic and political exclusion. It can do so by opening up more political space to marginalised groups and spreading the dividends of…
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Opinion

Ondo Elections, PDP and the Tragedy of Mofetoism, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The INEC plane is in full flight, other passengers have done their bit, already looking forward to the point of arrival. The seat-belt light is on, as the weather is stormy, as the pilot is doing his best to navigate at such altitude, thinking of even going higher, to avoid…
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Columns

Brexit, Trump: Africa and the Newly Re-Ordered World, By Majeed Dahiru

As the world begins to adjust to a newly re-ordered world, Africans cannot and should not continue to lament over the new realities confronting us. A re-ordered Pan-Africanism is nigh to effectively confront the enormous challenges that may predictably emerge from the current realities. The world is set to undergo…
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Opinion

The Fight for Our Grandchildren’s Future, By Adewale Ajadi

The Buhari Government, against the backdrop of disappointment and vilification, has taken on the system that has fossilised cynicism and turned any effort towards a genuine social contract on its head. By taking a workman-like challenge to the kind of massive unchallenged rewards of access to government and governance, it…
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Opinion

Brexit: Lessons for Africa, By Chukwuma Okonkwo

In the face of post-Brexit shocks and uncertainties, African countries may consider exploring (for those that don’t have) or consolidating (for those that already have) bilateral trade relations with European countries like Germany and France. This will mean that the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which currently ranks among the top ten…
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