Opinion

The Social Media Influencer and the Freezing of Pentecostal Power In Nigeria, By James Yeku

...social media, despite its many limitations, facilitates efforts by some netizens to freeze and suspend the operations of Pentecostal power, but ultimately the Nigerian man of God appears to prevail. After all, it’s in the nature of power to fight back and co-opt resistance. In Nigeria, that which is frozen…
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Columns

Munching Sour Nigeria Over Delicious Pounded Yam, By Festus Adedayo

Speaking on a topic he said was a slap-dash title called "The Academic Craft", Obadare dwelled on ideas of how to be an academic, together with its accompanying qualifications of a moral canvass and infrastructural imperatives. According to him, the talk was cobbled together to explain the academic in the…
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Columns

It is Time To Arrest and Prosecute T.B. Joshua, By Olufemi Taiwo, Ebenezer Obadare, Akin Adesokan, Wale Adebanwi, Tejumola Olaniyan

It is time the authorities in Nigeria did the right thing and arrest Mr. Temitope Balogun Joshua, the self-styled General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Here is why: On Friday, September 12, 2014, a guest hostel located within the premises of Mr. Joshua’s sprawling church at…
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Festus Odimegwu and the Military Question, By Ebenezer Obadare

Once you set aside the crass immodesty and off-putting self-congratulation, there is actually a lot to ruminate on in the interview recently granted ThisDay newspaper by Mr. Festus Odimegwu, former managing Director/CEO of Nigerian Breweries PLC, and former Chairman, National Population Commission of Nigeria. With his take no prisoners approach,…
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Bring Back our Girls, and Yet, Keep Our Gays in the Closet? By Ebenezer Obadare

The public reaction to the enactment of the Same Sex (Marriage) Prohibition Act in January this year and the ongoing campaign to liberate a group of abducted girls from the clutches of the Boko Haram insurgents are a study in contrasts, and fruitful for a tentative exploration of the contradictions…
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A Country Not Worth Dying In? By Ebenezer Obadare

Take a look at the table below. It’s a simple five-cell affair with the names of twenty-five recently deceased Nigerians drawn randomly from various walks of life, including ages at time of passing, countries where each death took place, the causes of death (where available), and the year of transition.…
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