Opinion

Kaduna Anti-Preaching Law: A Regulatory Misstep, By Sam Amadi

The proposed Kaduna State law on religion is generating huge controversy. This is to be expected. Any law that tries to regulate the exercise of religion in a society with a deep religious consciousness, like Nigeria, is bound to generate strong disputation. This is more so in an environment of…
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Opinion

El-Rufai’s Schools Feeding Programme: A Moment of Truth, By John Danfulani

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth" - Buddah. Over the years successive governments have generated multifaceted programmes to mop up over 12 million kids of school age wandering the streets as almajiris or guides of physically challenged persons in Northern Nigeria. Aside these…
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Guest Columns

Governor Nasir El Rufai and the Contradictions of Legislating Faith, By Chris Ngwodo

Governor El Rufai is in the right battle but he is armed with the wrong weapons. Rather than a bill to regulate preaching, the Kaduna state government would be best served by enacting laws that address hate speech and incitement, hate crimes, noise pollution, and the proper use of public…
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Columns

Economic Recovery Programme: Imperative of a Real Debate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We are all aware of President Buhari’s three point agenda and we have seen the policy framework developed by his campaign team. It’s clear that the framework needs to be re-aligned to the vision of the president but we are yet to see a team that will engage us on…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Poor Economy – Blame Ibrahim Babangida!, By Pius Adesanmi

I woke up this morning to a report in the media that Chief Audu Ogbeh is holding former dictator, Ibrahim Babangida and SAP, responsible for the current poor state of the economy. Babangida introduced SAP and led Nigeria to an over-reliance on oil and that is why we are where…
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Columns

Bala Usman and the Liberation of Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

If the corrupt are properly investigated, tried and jail, public officials would start thinking twice about following the same path and integrity could return to the process of governance. That’s what Bala Usman fought for throughout his life. The least we could do is to continue the struggle. This weekend,…
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Columns

The Caliphate, The Emir and Nigeria’s Master Race (2), By Femi Fani-Kayode

Is it any wonder that my friend and brother, Governor Nasir El Rufai once warned the Nigerian military against what he considered to be their excesses in the fight against Boko Haram and told them that "anyone, whether soldier or otherwise, that kills a Fulani must consider it as a…
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