Columns

Boycotting the Killers’ Bloody Beef In Kumuyi’s Cow Country, By Festus Adedayo

As rational beings, let us lift the veil and go beyond the veneer of Buhari’s June 12 day as Democracy Day. When you now situate this side by side Kumuyi’s doggerel, you will see that all that Nigerian leaders and their episcopal accomplices want is a cowed country or a…
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Opinion

The Burning Out Of Meteors: Lives Lived In Brief Fullness, By Femi Kehinde

Adegoke Adelabu was certainly the architect of grassroots politics in Ibadan and with him went a certain glamour from Ibadan politics. He was popularly known as “Penkelemesi”, peculiar mess, which was his usual refrain when making contributions on the floor of the Western Region House of Assembly. William Shakespeare, perhaps…
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Opinion

Do the Igbo and the Yoruba Know They Are Children of the Same “God”?, By Fredrick Nwabufo

But can the Igbo and the Yoruba ever unite? Yes, they can. And they will. There will come a time when there is no option, but for them to hold each other in a warm embrace as "descendants of sky-gods." And the Supreme Being commissioned Oduduwa, a "sky-god", to carry…
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Columns

Of Defections and the 2019 Electoral Maths, By Azu Ishiekwene

At the last count, 50 or more APC tadpoles in the National Assembly, roughly one-eighth of the total active members, had shed their tails of indecision and emerged as PDP frogs. The metamorphosis will reach its most hilarious point when candidates for key positions, especially the presidential and running mate…
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Opinion

The Ahmadu Bello Way, By Ainoko Israel Aye-Ebene and Dauda Garuba

...the present crop of Northern Nigerian elites who claim descent from the Sardauna’s political philosophy and claim legitimacy by his name have in fact departed from the Ahmadu Bello Way. By fixating almost exclusively on holding on to political power and office at the federal level, the present crop of…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Absurd Political Theatre, By Jide Omotinugbon

...in the South-West, the supposed centre of academic excellence in Nigeria, Alhaji Busari Adelakun, who Pa Awo reputedly called “Eru o b’odo” (fear no foe) as a commissioner under the Bola Ige administration in Oyo State in the 1970s/80s, was asked what he saw to the then raging students’ unrest.…
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