Opinion

Electoral Justice in Kenya and Nigeria, By Femi Falana

...it is undoubtedly clear that the Supreme Court of Kenya has freed itself from the dangerous influence of Nigerian courts by jettisoning the doctrines of substantial compliance and proof of election petitions beyond reasonable doubt. In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2016, it has also embraced technology…
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Guest Columns

My Random Thoughts: On Lagos, and Accelerating Development Across Nigeria, By Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos is the most thriving cosmopolitan city right now in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to expand capital expenditure such that in another two to three years, Lagos State will become the third largest economy in Africa. I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the governor…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Unity Is Settled and Not Negotiable, By Muhammadu Buhari

...dear Nigerians, our collective interest now is to eschew petty differences and come together to face common challenges of economic security, political evolution and integration, as well as lasting peace among all Nigerians. My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I…
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Columns

Today’s Nigeria and Awo’s Counsel (1), By Dele Agekameh

In his speech, Chief Obafemi Awolowo posited that the basis for any union among communities, especially amongst diverse national groups such as we have in Nigeria, is utmost mutual trust and understanding. That trust was lost at the infancy of the nation…. On Thursday, July 27, 2017, "Whispering Cannon", an…
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Opinion

All Nations Start As Geographical Expressions, By ‘Tope Fasua

In spite of naysayers, Nigeria has evolved into less of a geographical expression since Awolowo’s statement. North, south, east and west, our lifestyles are more similar than it was in 1960. We now interact more, and the fact that you can read this anywhere you are shows that indeed we…
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Opinion

Power With(out) Responsibility: Apologia to Lawmakers, By Sani Zorro

...except we agree on the jurisdiction of the legislature to balance lopsided spending proposals against geo-political priorities, socially-relevant projects as agriculture to guarantee food security, basic education as a human right, as well as investments in health to safeguard the right to life, we will continue to wobble and dissipate…
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Columns

Why Nigeria Is Among the Greatest Countries In the World, By Yemi Osinbajo

When you look at the sheer size and the diversity of Nigeria, we have the potentials of becoming one of the truly great countries of the world and I think that with the hard-work that we are seeing and with the right leadership - leadership committed to the people, committed…
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Opinion

When Next I Visit the Barber’s Shop, By Banji Ojewale

We’ve stayed too long on the challenges we started with in 1960: poverty, ethnicity, corruption, divisive politics etc. Like bushy heads that require clipping, our leaders could do with an encounter with the barber. They need thorough primping that will result in clean cuts, completely shaved to the skin. When…
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