Columns

Wike and the Misadventure of Prince Charles, By Louis Odion

Mindful of the facts of history - whether recent or ancient, the observation by activist Wike would seem even too charitable. On the contrary, the institution that Prince Charles represents certainly still has a lot of explanation to make to the swamp-dwellers of the Niger Delta. The debt owed by…
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Is Britain Nigeria’s Evil Stepmother?, By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is neither a friend nor a foe of Britain. Both countries regard one another with a high degree of suspicion and mistrust. The relationship between Nigeria and Britain is highly conflicted. Nigeria was a British colony and a British creation. This would suggest the development of a cordial relationship…
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Columns

Reflections on Rotimi Amaechi and Nyesom Wike, By Pius Adesanmi

Two men, twenty wasted years in the life of a state, twenty wasted years in the lives of the citizens! Yet they are there in the streets of Port Harcourt, fighting against the backdrop of the very urban poverty and planlessness that are evidence of their combined failure of leadership.…
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Opinion

Right Honoree, Wrong Monument, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

If you really want to build monuments to the man, build monuments that need no plaques on them, that cannot be toppled by future vagabond executives, that will ensure that his ideas and thoughts, ideals and principles, are shared, expounded, debated, criticised, and widely diffused through all the institutions where…
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Opinion

Toyin Falola, Nigerian History and the African Humanities, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Falola stands at the core to rethink and restructure the way we think about the humanities, the development initiatives and higher education in Nigeria. And these alone recommend his unique scholarship and intellectual contributions for critical My celebratory critique of those I have been calling intellectual heroes and…
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Opinion

Youth Restiveness, Militancy and the Intractable Problems of the Niger Delta, By Austin Emaduku

The most important way of ensuring sustainable growth is through infrastructure. So, as a short time measure, the Federal Government should mobilise massive funds for immediate investment in basic infrastructure across the region. This will not only raise the standard of living but will boost economic activities and employment generation.…
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