Opinion

Justice For Sambo Abdullahi, Victory For Whistleblowers In Nigeria, By Onumah & Onyeacholem

If this government wants to be seen as genuinely fighting corruption, the NBET case is a golden opportunity to faithfully demonstrate that conviction. Dr. Amobi has been indicted for corruption by government anti-corruption agencies. The place for her, therefore, is the courtroom, not a cushioned seat of a government agency.…
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Opinion

Deathly Ban On Free Expression and the Rise of Fascism, By Chido Onumah

At a time Nigeria requires a robust conversation about its politics, economy, ethnic relations, unity, and indeed, future, the country’s over-indulged lawmakers, egged on by a president who is anything but a democrat, are placing a deathly ban on free speech. This proposed ban must be opposed and defeated by…
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Opinion

Chido Onumah: Yes, All Nigerians Have Become Biafrans, By SKC Ogbonnia

In a recent interview, Kuti inferred that, like the Biafran agitators, every Nigerian actually wants freedom from the country, due to the worsening state of affairs. To nail the point, he asserted that the entire citizenry would not hesitate to “escape” from Nigeria, if the international community dares to leave…
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Columns

Dapo Olorunyomi: The Courage and the Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Dapsy has always argued, worked for and demonstrated that the answer to authoritarianism was to be found in the “investigative tradition to Nigerian journalism (which) challenged the military's sense of its own legitimacy.” His position has been that the media became the "presumptive parliament" of the nation and in that…
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Opinion

How Do We Deal With A ‘Problem’ Like the Igbos?, By Chido Onumah

So, how do we deal with the “Igbo Question” in Nigeria? Perhaps, there is no “Igbo Question.” What we have is a “National/Nigeria Question” that is real and smouldering. It is time we took on this hydra-headed problem before it consumes us all. First, a confession. I am Igbo, whatever…
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Opinion

Restructuring for Nigeria’s National Unity, By Atiku Abubakar

We must refrain from the habit of assuming that anyone calling for the restructuring of our federation is working for the breakup of the country. An excessively powerful centre does not equate with national unity. If anything, it has made our unity more fragile, our government more unstable and our…
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Opinion

Moyosore – A Journey of Discovery, Reappraisal, and Re-dedication, By Chido Onumah

I pledge to Nigeria; however, not Nigeria in its extremely dysfunctional state. I commit to a new, progressive, and egalitarian Nigeria where citizens will be defined not by their name, language, faith, or ethnicity; where citizens will find fulfillment no matter which part of the country they come from; above…
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Columns

Nigeria, history and the clear and present danger, By Chido Onumah

These are perturbing times. On the eve of what promises to be Nigeria’s fiercest election, one that has set the country on edge, it is important that we sound alarm bells. Even though we have seen it all before – whether we are talking about the 1964/65 elections (postponed for…
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