Guest Columns

Kaduna: The Poor and The Right To Equal Opportunity, By Nasir El-Rufai

Some of our critics have threatened us with electoral consequences because we are taking tough, but necessary decisions, in favour of ordinary people. Our oath of office and our personal principles prevent us from refusing to do what is right because of political calculations. We take decisions because they are…
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Opinion

IBB, OBJ, NIM and 2019: Agbakoba Confronts Nigeria’s Agbako, By Omotayo Ken Suleiman

There is work to be done. And perhaps, this National Intervention Movement, with its rather undramatic entrance, may yet be that one clarion call. Agbakoba's tenacity over these many years and the rigorous integrity of the co-conveners' life journeys so far, hopefully tell us that they can help shift Now…
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El Rufai, Tambuwal, and the Retraining of Fish, By Pius Adesanmi

Some 60 percent of the teaching corps in our primary schools nationwide are simply not retrainable. You cannot retrain them. Besides, where and how does Tambuwal propose to retrain his own dead wood? With what resources? These are people who allocate more resources to every imaginable frivolity than education. We…
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Opinion

Arewa Youth Quit Notice and the Double Jeopardy of the Nigerian Igbo, By Majeed Dahiru

The presidency may consider taking a strong action to rein in the issuers of the threat, their collaborators and supporters, to avert a likely bloodshed that may result from any attempt to implement the quit notice on the Igbo living in the North by the Arewa youth group. This is,…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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APC: the Obstinate Journey to Shame Via London, By Pius Adesanmi

Whatever be the case, this London trip is a tragedy on so many fronts. On that medical safari breakfast table was assembled those who promised to change the paradigm by putting an end to medical tourism. The supreme irony was lost on them. Those interested in the dustbin of Nigeria's…
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Opinion

Falana, the Baby and the Bathwater, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s interesting that while Falana and El-Rufai can hardly be described as ideological soul mates, on the contemporary issue of restructuring, they appear bound by a common contrarian thread. The statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the…
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