Opinion

Walter Carrington: The African Child Returns Home, By Owei Lakemfa

Carrington was committed to democracy, fundamental human rights and the emancipation of the African people. It was a commitment that went far beyond his official brief as the American ambassador to Nigeria, a tour of duty he completed in 1997. One of the most dangerous periods in our history was…
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Columns

Agboola Gambari and the Burden of History, By Festus Adedayo

He was once quoted as saying, ‘Nigerians don’t need democracy because democracy is not food. It is not their priority now.’ As more pressure mounted on the Abacha regime from all corners of the world, Professor Gambari became more notorious and ruthless in defending and deflecting attacks against the Abacha…
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Opinion

Gambari, Power and Buhari’s Quest For A Redemption Song, By Chido Nwangwu

From Professor Gambari’s outstanding roles as a conciliator and facilitator of international repute, tackling troubled groups and issues through the United Nations, it is not far-fetched to believe that he will make a difference towards enhancing the Buhari legacy. The key question remains: will Gambari manage Buhari’s presidency to a…
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Columns

Zamfara: The Gold ‘Armada’, By Dele Agekameh

The gold-inspired violence in Zamfara and the North-West is a multi-layered problem that combines issues of the economy, insecurity, border control, regional hegemony and politics. Any government response must factor in each of these issues for it to be robust and efficient. In the past couple of months, Zamfara State…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

President Buhari Is Not Against Corruption, By Femi Aribisala

It is one thing to talk against corruption. It is another thing altogether to be against corruption. President Buhari only talks against corruption. His body language and policy options show conclusively that he is not really against corruption. Buhari’s anti-corruption is merely a means to an end. Muhammadu Buhari ran…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

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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