Guest Columns

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and Dividers-In-Law, By Wole Soyinka

Only then shall we uncover who are the real Dividers-in-Chief? If individual voices rankle, then perhaps it is time to convoke a Nation Survival Conference. Let all sections and group interests place their cards on the table and starkly articulate what we all know and endure on a daily basis,…
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Columns

Why the Colour of #RevolutionNow Was Not Arab Spring-red, By Festus Adedayo

...even though the indices of revolution, the hopelessness, the frustrations are present everywhere. The truth is that there is no difference between the widespread despondency in Katsina-Ala, the frustration in Nkalagu or the massive disdain with Nigerian ruling class in Igboho, but motivations for dissent are not the same. They…
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Columns

Arotile, Saleh: Two Deaths, Many Life Lessons, By Azu Ishiekwene

Nothing that anyone does now will bring back Arotile or Saleh. But how their deaths have been handled in both jurisdictions is the difference between lingering grief and closure, between accident and prevention. The news last week of the deaths of two young people, Tolulope Arotile and Fahim Saleh (Gokada…
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Opinion

Sowore’s Early Christmas Gift and Adesina’s Call For Revolution, By SKC Ogbonnia

Every cloud has a silver lining! President Muhammadu Buhari has dug himself into a big hole in the Sowore saga, and change has become inevitable. Therefore, unless he prays for the doomsday, now is the time to tap from history and do the right thing. The wise will begin with…
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Opinion

PMB at 77: ‘Please Tell Baba We Are With Him All the Way’, By Femi Adesina

I boarded a commercial airliner heading to Lagos from Abuja. I was already seated, and strapping my seat belt, when a young man approached me. He must have been in his late 20s, or at most, early 30s. I shook hands, greeted him warmly, and he slipped something in my…
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Columns

Femi Adesina and the Demons In Aso Villa, By Majeed Dahiru

Beyond the fog of the morally reprehensible outbursts of a public officer, who is expected to maintain an exemplary level of decorum deserving of the highest office in the land, Adesina’s treatise illuminates a dark phase in Nigeria’s democratic trajectory. Nigeria is steadily being goaded into a state of fascist…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Nigeria: Where Cows Are More Important Than Human Beings, By Femi Aribisala

Our heroes are murderers and charlatans. We hail those who don’t care a hoot whether we live or die. In the Bible, Jesus cast a legion of demons out of a demon-possessed man. However, he cast the demons into 2,000 pigs nearby. Immediately, the pigs ran over a cliff, fell…
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Opinion

Channels TV and the Shame of Corporate Conceit, By Ken Tadaferua

• Onoshe Nwabuikwu ...if I were John Momoh and the management of Channels TV, an apology should be publicly tendered to Onoshe Nwabuikwu. It is the proper thing to do. I am truly mystified by the recent fierce hectoring and bullying of a broadcast media columnist, Onoshe Nwabuikwu, by Channels…
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Buharimaniacs and Buharideens, By Femi Aribisala

Buharimaniacs are of the conviction that Nigeria is now legitimately the property of the president. The rest of us are here simply by his grace and generosity. New nomenclatures have come into the national political lexicon since the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria. Two that come to…
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Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, By Femi Aribisala

...Tweedledee and Tweedledum see no evil and hear no evil. They fabricate their preferred version of reality. They specialise in feeding their boss, the president, with lies and falsehood. Does he not know that Nigerians are suffering? Does he not know Nigerians are hungry? Four gravely ill Nigerians went to…
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