Opinion

The Past and Present Wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (2), By Eric Teniola

On 8 and 9 August 1966, representatives of all the military governors met in Lagos and recommended, among other measures, that - (a) troops should be sent back to barracks in their region of origin; (b) all decrees which centralised affairs in Lagos should be abrogated; (c) Lagos should be…
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Opinion

Resolving on Ideology Is the First Step to Fixing Nigeria, By Muyiwa Gbadegesin

Ideology is important because in order to fix Nigerian society, we must first fix Nigerian politics. In order to fix Nigerian politics there must first be a consensus about the meaning of Nigeria. Are we Nigerians in our hearts or minds or are we simply members of our individual ethnic…
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Columns

Today’s Nigeria and Awo’s Counsel (1), By Dele Agekameh

In his speech, Chief Obafemi Awolowo posited that the basis for any union among communities, especially amongst diverse national groups such as we have in Nigeria, is utmost mutual trust and understanding. That trust was lost at the infancy of the nation…. On Thursday, July 27, 2017, "Whispering Cannon", an…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Knowledge of Now: Pathways for the Yoruba, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

There is no shortcut to hypermodernity. The link to hypermodernity is education. We cannot compete or achieve hypermodernity by continuing with education in the traditional way. We have to recalibrate education to fit and tap into the new knowledge economy by creating hubs and regionalising processes. It is time to…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Restructuring By Forward Integration, By Majeed Dahiru

If the Oyo, Ife, Ijesha and Ijebu resolved to unite under the Yoruba identity; the Aro, Wawa and Bende came together under the leadership of a descendant of Benin Kingdom through Onitsha Ado; and the confederation of various ethnic groups in the North assumed a new, unified, Arewa identity, then…
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