Opinion

Buhari’s Second Term Plot Worse Than Truncation of June 12, By SKC Ogbonnia

...Buhari’s bid for a second term in office at this stage of national development portends long-term consequences worse than the annulment of June 12 election of 1993 won by Abiola, an injustice the state under Buhari is trying so hard to atone for. The title of this statement is definitely…
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Opinion

The Way of Wakanda and the Great Black Hope, By Chris Ngwodo

Wakanda is a metaphor for black beauty, black pride and black power but the first two have been more attainable than the third principle. Themes of black beauty, black pride and negritude, all aimed at restoring the dignity of blackness, have lingered since the 1960s and endure in fashion, popular…
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Opinion

Language As Development: The Lagos Example, By Festus Adedayo

I see in the Ambode Yoruba language policy the ability to bring back to Yorubaland the profundity of the above regenerative path spearheaded by Awolowo. If implemented with the zeal and vigour that are beginning to be the byword of the Ambode government in Lagos, it will have a remarkable…
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Opinion

South Africa: Honouring the Past and Building the Future, By Cyril Ramaphosa

Our task, as South Africans, is to seize this moment of hope and renewal, and to work together to ensure that it makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our people. Fellow South Africans, It is a great honour and privilege to deliver this State of the Nation Address.…
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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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Columns

Towards a Collective Legacy, By Taiwo Odukoya

The great victories of every epoch are not just individual feats, but collective achievements. Perhaps this is what Frantz Fanon understood when he said, “Every generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” And so while we typically ask the question of leaders, “What…
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