Columns

Celebrating a Fine Officer and Gentleman: Senator Tunde Ogbeha at 70, By Dele Agekameh

Indeed, many have praised Ogbeha for his indubitable strength of character, his readiness to stretch himself thin for friends and acquaintances and ability to diffuse any situation with his inimitable oratorical prowess and native intelligence. Last Friday, September 1, 2017, marked the 70th birthday of the quintessential officer, a senator…
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Opinion

Killing the Local Government System Softly, By Eric Teniola

Now the National Assembly has embarked on its annual high cost spending ritual — the amendment of the Constitution. The most urgent task is to ensure that we amend the constitution so that the funds of the local governments will reach them directly instead of being hijacked by some governors.…
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Opinion

Mr. Dasuki and Nigerian Military’s Missing Billions, By Femi Akinfolarin

If found guilty, Mr. Dasuki would join Madam Diezani Alison-Madueke as the second major villains of the Jonathan Era - true enemies of the Nigerian state. The following facts are true and not in doubt: Mr. Sambo Dasuki became the National Security Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic…
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Democracy and Governance

New Media and Ideas for Socio-Political Change, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ideas for Socio-political Change deals with an array of issues in the form of conversation and commentaries in the new media, especially the social hubs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Apart from the copy and paste entries, the quickness of exchange hardly permits elaborate linear engagement other than chats between…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ìpónjú Makes Me Yorùbá: What Else?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yorùbá as an ethnocultural identity has always been invented and reinvented as an adversarial reaction to the pressure of new collective identities. For a forceful, united, unified and purposeful identity, there must be ideals to live by that must never be broken, infringed upon or dishonoured. As of today,…
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