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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Columns

Nigeria’s Strange Business Of Corpses, By Okey Ndibe

I am deeply troubled that some people are quick to display the images of bloodied bodies. Perhaps the goal is to trigger moral outrage. But the unintended consequence is the debasement and cheapening of human life. The Nigerian state must retreat from the business of transforming ostensible citizens into corpses;…
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Opinion

Tompolo of Niger Delta: Between Dialogue and Confrontation By Yushau A. Shuaib

As the father of the nation, President Buhari should employ humane and thoughtful strategies that would not exacerbate the already tense political and economic situations in the country. He should demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities through a compassionate disposition and diplomatic overtures to the belligerent militants whose sponsors are yet to…
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Opinion

Nigerian Vandals and an American Example, By Ikeogu Oke

This crisis-generating process seems to have turned full cycle with the recent bombing of gas pipelines by the Niger Delta Avengers, threatening the country’s economy and power supply. And Nigerians should realise from the example of Kaczynski’s brother – and need I mention the courier who revealed Osama bin Laden’s…
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Columns

Prince Oyinlola in the Republic of Liars, By Wole Soyinka

How does one begin to slash through this thickening tissue of lies? Prince Oyinlola must be put to the strictest proof to substantiate several outrageous claims in his recent press statement. Failing to do so within one week from today will result in his taking his well-earned place in company…
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