Columns

Sule Lamido on President Buhari: the Death of Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

...a primitive Fulani ethnic supremacist is still openly canvassing Fulani blood purity as the most important qualification for the Nigerian presidency. If you are an adult Nigerian, you know that we are just lucky that Sule Lamido spoke openly. There are hundreds of thousands more in the closet where that…
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Columns

As Panama and Paradise Papers Produce Heroes In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...from France, where Societe Generale used the firm to set up 979 offshore accounts, to Salvador, Azerbaijan, China’s red aristocrats, Zimbabwe, Iran, Austria Russia to Argentina, FIFA and Transparency International officials, Panama Papers’ revelations have ended the careers of many public officials, except in Nigeria, where they are rather pampered…
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Opinion

Biafra and Corruption: When a Judas Becomes a Muhammad, By SKC Ogbonnia

Nigeria cannot continue to hope to solve a problem by creating bigger problems. Thus, the prevailing pattern where the state attempts to deflate the Biafran agitation by nurturing seeds of discord within the Igbo or Balkanising the South-East and South-South into hostile units is not only profoundly corrupt but also…
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Opinion

Social Media and the Coming Youth Revolt, By ‘Tope Oriola

The young man’s video and growing alienation on display on social media perhaps indicate that the public is waking up from a transgenerational slumber. There seems to be an increasing sense of consciousness, and militant rhetoric regarding the conditions in Nigeria. The last few days have been particularly brutal in…
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Opinion

Bola Tinubu at 65: Regret, Blame, Hope, By Ken Tadaferua

Tinubu must admit that he made a costly political mistake at the expense of the country. That the blame for the failures of the past two years lies squarely with him. His political experiment has afflicted the country, for two years, with economic recession and rudderless leadership. Two years after…
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Bámidélé Upfront

An Ex-Convict and A People Without Shame, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Shame on all of you who set bad examples by taking advantage of your status and or position. Ibori has not answered for the crimes he committed in Nigeria. He must be made to answer. Ibori should be arrested. Nigeria must make an example of its anointed thieves or nothing…
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Opinion

Ibori and a Nation United By Corruption, By Chido Onumah

The problem is not really with Ibori or those who have elected to celebrate him. The problem is with Nigeria, a place where allegiance is to the "primordial public", where rulers live in mansions and religious centres luxuriate in splendour while public schools and hospitals wallow is squalor. One of…
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