Opinion

Taking Nigeria and Africa to Greater Heights: The Place of the Youth, By Femi Falana

By adopting and taking care of abandoned children and other orphans, by giving scholarships to indigent students and making loans available to underprivileged people, the Ooni has challenged other rich individuals and corporate bodies as well as the federal, state and local governments to eliminate poverty in the society. Though…
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Opinion

20 Years After Fela: Yesterday’s Message As Today’s Reality (2), By Lanre Arogundade

Our purpose in embarking on this exercise is fundamentally the same – for us not to forget. And also to encourage those genuinely concerned about the future of Nigeria, especially working class elements and the oppressed masses, to do something and not leave our destiny in the hands of leaders…
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Opinion

Contemplating President Buhari’s Message of ‘Hope’ to Nigerians, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...as citizens we have roles to play in uniting Nigeria and combating corruption, as suggested by Buhari in his October 1 speech. But Buhari cannot continue to give those close to him the "carrot" regardless of their sins, while he descends heavily on people from other regions with the stick…
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Columns

Will Biafra Go the Way of Catalonia and Kurdistan?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...for my Biafran wannabe brothers, please do some reflection and introspection, and seek other means of redress rather than the present course of action. The inspiration from Catalonia and Kurdistan is tempting, but all the indices that sustained their agitations up to the referendums are absent here. South Sudan, the…
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Columns

IPOB As Poisoned Chalice, By Dele Agekameh

IPOB has become the poisoned chalice, not just for its followers and Biafran supporters in general, but for all Nigerians. The python has really continued to dance in the South-East region of Nigeria. Last Wednesday, the acting chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, heard the attorney-general…
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Opinion

The World Ridicules Buhari On Biafra, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Muhammadu Buhari needs help. He must be encouraged to listen—for a change. The current Biafran explosion is self-inflicted wound and only him can heal it. He must also admit that his hope of using the teetering exigency of terrorism to curry sympathy from international community is the height of…
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Opinion

Nnamdi Kanu: The Wisdom of the Mob Is Not Always the Best Guide, By Reuben Abati

Dear Nnamdi Kanu, We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public arena and offer my own views about you, your persona, and your interventions in the Nigerian debate. I sincerely hope…
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Opinion

Avengers and Herdsmen Are Saints But IPOB and the Rest of Us Are Terrorists, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

How on earth can IPOB members be terrorists when notorious killers, the herdsmen, have no such designation? We are talking about a group that was named in 2015 by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth deadliest terror group in world. Only Boko Haram, ISIS, and al-Shabab were deemed deadlier…
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Opinion

How Research Can Mitigate the Resurgence of Crises in Nigeria’s North-East, By Philip Olayoku

It is thus important that the Nigerian federal government initiates steps towards developing a research driven victim-centred policy for intervention in the area. It is important that this research is centred on managing the context by creating a system of justice that emphasis accountability and forgiveness as enduring processes of…
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