Opinion

Could Atiku Be A Misunderstood Patriot?, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Interestingly, Atiku is perhaps the most misunderstood patriot in modern Nigeria. For several years now, whenever he comes up to the political realm as a contestant to beat, his opponents try to persuade the voting public to a supposed predisposition toward the abuse of public trust. It was the German…
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Opinion

Of Shuttle Diplomacy and Buhari’s Mission, By Akeem Soboyede

Let’s face it: President Buhari’s much-maligned “foreign trips” constitute an integral part of his apparent mission to finally restore Nigeria on the path to the glory she has more than deserved since her inception as an independent country close to six decades ago. Much has been made of the more…
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The ‘forgotten’ girls of Chibok, By Dele Agekameh

‘It's appropriate for government to explore dialogue, whether put together by Obasanjo or any other person, to get the Chibok schoolgirls out’. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Wole Soyinka, professor and Nobel Laureate, appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s programme, Hardtalk and added his voice to the growing international discourse on…
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Opinion

And Now, the Ecumenical City of Jos?! By Wole Soyinka

This was how I knew Jos from childhood – the ecumenical heart of Nigerian humanity. It was this distinct, all-embracing character that family and friends rhapsodized about the city and her laid-back disposition, as they returned home for periodic family reunions, trading sorties, and seasonal festivals. There were no strangers…
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Opinion

Boko Haram and Nigeria’s flawed security policy, By Dele Agekameh

These days, whether you are in London, New York, Berlin or  Johannesburg, the debates and discussions on Nigeria are most certainly centered on the rapacious corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation as well as bad leadership which has turned the country into one rudderless ship…
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Opinion

How Nigeria (Rightfully) Lost Control, By Garba Shehu

George Orwell once wrote that, “in times of deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. I am not here as a spoilsport, to puncture the enormous goodwill and support that has naturally welcomed the coming of the British, United States and French military assistance to rescue the missing school…
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