Opinion

Remembering Nigeria’s First Military Coup, By Jibrin Ibrahim

At that time, the military had a good reputation. Following the publication of Samuel Huntington’s book "The Soldier and the State" in 1957, the political science establishment in the United States and Europe had been pushing the idea of the military as the most modern, disciplined and organised institution in…
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Guest Columns

Obasanjo Vs Awujale: A Delayed Showdown, By Azu Ishiekwene

"Awujale" is one of the most forthright accounts of the personal odysseys of a traditional ruler who through longevity and other circumstances of life has earned immortality. The book is nearly seven years in print but I didn’t get a hold of it until sometime last year. Someone very close,…
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Opinion

Just What Is President Buhari Doing – One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards?, By Frisky Larr

Should Buhari continue on this very unpalatable and angering path of one-step-forward, two-steps-backwards, however, the ultimate solution that Nigeria will face for redemption, may be the Rawlings option or a bloody upheaval. Before then though, the president will lose no time in realising that the consequence of anger against him…
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Columns

‘Two Fighting’: Olusegun Obasanjo Versus Oluwole Soyinka, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Now the guns are out and blazing again. Two of Yorubaland’s – and Africa’s – most respected sons, have been feverishly loading and firing and re-loading their guns. Obasanjo, in his latest book – a three-volume set of memoirs published late in 2014 – dismissed Soyinka as being “surely a…
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