Opinion

Why the Nigerian Constitution Shields Judicial Officers (2), By Eric Teniola

In this country, we have doctors, engineers, nurses, architects, pharmacists, teachers, bankers, advertisers, journalists, accountants and other professionals. Why did the Constitution not create any body to discipline these professionals, even though we are aware that these professional bodies have rules and regulations for their members? It is part of…
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Opinion

PMB, the Principalities and Powers, By Femi Adesina

See how the principalities and powers of Nigeria had arrayed themselves against President Buhari. Some former military rulers and leaders turned themselves into an evil confederacy, acting as if they owned They had held the country by the jugular for ages, almost asphyxiating her. But this time, they met their…
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Columns

Obasanjo: Wages of the Old Soldier’s Rage, By Azu Ishiekwene

What motivates him: Patriotism, egotism, narcissism, exceptionalism, or just what? In his current article entitled, “Akande: The last of Awo’s cavalrymen,” one of Nigeria’s clearest-thinking columnists, Louis Odion, describes Obasanjo as “an eternal narcissist”, one who “rarely acknowledges good in any human being other than himself.” At this rate, President…
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Opinion

The Crucial Roles of American and British Ambassadors in Nigeria, By Eric Teniola

Having served in the federal government, I know that the British and American diplomats have somehow, and in some way, defined the directions that this country has taken so far. They have been playing that role and will continue to do so, no matter what. A name that was missing…
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Opinion

June 12: Buhari’s Progressive Act Vs. Nwabueze’s Retrogressive Legalism, By Ogaga Ifowodo

We need not go too far in search of Nwabueze’s true motive: Self-exculpation, a deep-seated animosity towards Abiola and perhaps the Yorubas generally as the primary dramatis personae of the election, as well as of President Buhari. His platitudinous praise of June 12 notwithstanding, Nwabueze was one of its most…
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Columns

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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Opinion

Progressives As Enemies of Progress, By Chris Ngwodo

It is worth pondering how these APC stalwarts feel as they watch their principal valorise the murderous dictator that terrorised them and murdered some of their comrades. Perhaps, they have already accepted this contradiction as the necessary price of power, political relevance and acquisition of power often requires the willingness…
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Guest Columns

The Nigerian Media: Evolution, Trends and Projections for 2018, By Bolaji Okusaga

Beyond the arguments on ethics, regulation and competition, it is clear that the game has changed; and that the long-term survival of the news-media in Nigeria resides in the creation of various vents and access by media organisations for ever demanding news-consumers who want news on their own terms, in…
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