Opinion

IPOB, the Nigerian Government and the Lessons Not Learnt, By ‘Tope Oriola

I am shocked and alarmed that once again the Nigerian government has learnt no lessons from both the past and the present. What is a “militant terrorist organisation”? When was the designation established? What are the parameters for the designation?... Does this designation apply to the Fulani herdsmen who have…
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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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Opinion

Dear President Buhari, Nigeria’s Unity Is Negotiable!, By Chido Onumah

...restructuring Nigeria has become a “categorical imperative” for the country. It is either we restructure or perish! Restructuring Nigeria is not an elitist concept (even if it is sometimes used by sections of the ruling elite to negotiate power) neither is it about splitting Nigeria. We can restructure (or negotiate)…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Grabbing the Spaces In the New Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When these efforts begins to yield, the North would have extended their lead in agriculture and the rest of Nigeria will be totally dependent on them for protein, grains and vegetables, leaving the South with tubers alone. As I write, they are grabbing the spaces and the opportunities. The North…
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Guest Columns

Why Goodluck Jonathan Should Be Arrested, By Charles Anyiam

...that Jonathan willingly handed over power to the victorious candidate should not in any case exculpate him from arrest and prosecution if the State establishes a case against him. With overwhelming evidences now pointing at him as the ultimate source of the hierarchical breakdown that led to the monumental squandering…
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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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Opinion

President Buhari’s Need to Reach Out to the South-South and South-East, By Paul Okolo

But having lost the votes of the oil-producing zones in 2015, what I’d do if I were Mr. President is to aim to win the hearts of the people by undertaking official visits to the states in these zones. This will enable the electorates to see and hear me from…
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