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Dapo Olorunyomi: Salute To a Soldier of Truth, By Majeed Dahiru

Born in a country that would continuously grapple with the self-inflicted challenge of good governance, Dapo, equipped with an unimpeachable pan-Nigerian nationalist credential, was, as a matter of necessity, thrown up as a soldier of truth, whose life-long career as a journalist has been dedicated to deepening the roots of…
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Opinion

Elevating Virtue: The Subversive Courage of Oyedapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi, By Chidi Odinkalu

Introducing A People Defined by Hierarchies Nigeria is a country defined by hierarchies in which everyone is expected to fit neatly into a box. These hierarchies are many and multi-dimensional. They vary in both shape and size and we have signature tunes for sign-posting them. You know a generational put-down…
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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

Premium Times, Anti-Press Laws and the Nigerian Constitution, By Femi Falana

It is pertinent to point out that the current trend in democratic countries is to repeal anti-press laws. For instance, in January 2010, the British Parliament abolished the offences of sedition and seditious libel, defamatory libel and obscene libel. Since we always weep more than the bereaved, we have retained…
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A Bright Future For Nigeria and How To Get There, By Owei Lakemfa

Our history since independence has shown that the old conservative ways marked by long years of military dictatorship, and a combined nineteen-year post-military administration by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and APC, cannot birth a new development-oriented country. It is the progressives' alternative, driven by ideas, that can give birth…
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The Newspaperman As Icon and Iconoclast, By Louis Odion

Olorunyomi's engagement with the Nigerian public since the 80s has relentlessly been in the crusading His odyssey traverses the media, advocacy community, academia and public service. As Pulitzer enjoined, he forever seeks to parlay each platform not to secure easy accommodation with power, but shake the system in a manner…
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