Opinion

Ghana At 63: Nkrumah Still At Work, By Banji Ojewale

Ghana invested massive resources in the people and in infrastructure, such that today, several decades after, many trace the country’s giant strides to the good start it got from its leaders. The people didn’t mistrust their leaders on account of corruption in handling the public trust and funds. The independence…
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Columns

Nkrumah – Quao: Africa Still Pays Heavily For the Truth, By Owei Lakemfa

The immediate reaction of her boss, the AU Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki of Chad, was to sack her. Don’t forget that Chad is one of the satellite states of France who pay colonial tax to their former colonial master and compulsorily deposit over half their entire foreign exchange with the…
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Columns

Aregbesola, Africa Day and Pan-Africanism, By Owei Lakemfa

The May 25, 1963 date that the OAU was established has become known as Africa Day. Like Nkrumah, generations of African youth were mentored and taught to think, not just about their individual countries but the entire continent and diaspora. Many of these radical pan-Africanists were scattered across Nigeria. As…
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Columns

Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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Opinion

Leadership For Freedom: Celebrating the Mandela Legacy, By Femi Badejo

I made Mandela speak to the audience through me on qualities of leadership that he espoused over time. I dwelt on his justification of Malcom X's "By Any Means Necessary". When apartheid regime met non-violent protests with the full force of the armed forces, he joined the others to form…
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Opinion

Reshaping Humanity: 150 Years of “Das Kapital”, By Owei Lakemfa

If international politics has been characterised in the last hundred years by the rivalry between the West and the East, and shaped by ‘Cold War’ politics, Das Kapital and the ideas it espoused are at the source. Humanity, on September 14, 2017, reached a milestone - the 150th year that…
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Opinion

Reconstructing the Global Academy: Falola and African Scholarship, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Omoyeni Falola represents a significant figure whose entire corpus points us in the right methodological direction for a postcolonial intellectual restructuring of the African continent. In my last reflection on the global personality, Professor Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the…
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Guest Columns

Murtala Mohammed: Stormy Petrel of Nigeria’s Golden Age, By Chris Ngwodo

Significantly, Murtala achieved his makeover within six months. At a time when politicians claim that their terms are too short to make an impact, we should note that Murtala is remembered mostly for what he did within two hundred days. Leaders with conviction and who are prepared can do much…
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