Opinion

Buhari’s Second Term Plot Worse Than Truncation of June 12, By SKC Ogbonnia

...Buhari’s bid for a second term in office at this stage of national development portends long-term consequences worse than the annulment of June 12 election of 1993 won by Abiola, an injustice the state under Buhari is trying so hard to atone for. The title of this statement is definitely…
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Opinion

June 12: Buhari’s Progressive Act Vs. Nwabueze’s Retrogressive Legalism, By Ogaga Ifowodo

We need not go too far in search of Nwabueze’s true motive: Self-exculpation, a deep-seated animosity towards Abiola and perhaps the Yorubas generally as the primary dramatis personae of the election, as well as of President Buhari. His platitudinous praise of June 12 notwithstanding, Nwabueze was one of its most…
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Columns

The Rise and Rise of Ethnic Champions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the case of Kanu is not in isolation; it is a trend perpetuated by group interests to blackmail the rest of us and for the federal government to acquiesce to their demands. And unless we elect foresighted leaders who view Nigeria as one constituency, ethnic champions will become common place…
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Opinion

Between Biafra and Restructuring Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

I believe that restructuring is necessary and inevitable. Some stakeholders may dismiss the prospect because of a fear of the loss of perceived political advantage. But no one has anything to fear in an intelligently restructured Nigeria. There can no peace without justice. The question is not whether Nigeria will…
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Guest Columns

Echoes from the Lagoon: The Story of Rasheed Gbadamosi, By Owei Lakemfa

...the Gbadamosi story is, in a way, the critical narration of the Nigerian story from the perspective of one of its most active, articulate, brilliant and conscientious sons. It is the story of Nigeria from the prism of a man who served it with demonstrable distinction in the public and…
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Guest Columns

THROWBACK: June 12 Remains the True Democracy Day, By Wole Soyinka

July 12, 2015 The Organising Committee June 12 MOVEMENT of NIGERIA MKO ABIOLA’S Residence 44/46 MKO Abiola Crescent Ikeja, Lagos. Dear Friends and Comrades, Regretfully, I am unable to be with you tomorrow morning. However, I extend a warm embrace to you in your resolve to keep within Nigeria’s short…
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