Opinion

Of Victors and Vanquished: Biafra, 50 Years After, By Chido Onumah

Nigeria can still redeem itself. It has been 50 years since we proclaimed, “No Victors, No Vanquished.” It is time to truly end the war; and it is not just the war against Biafra, as Soyinka noted, but that against the millions of duped and dispossessed citizens. That is the…
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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

Lagos: Confronting the Native/Settler Challenge, By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

Lagos has witnessed, over the years, a large number of non-indigenes who have not only settled among natives but have also become prominent, using their influence to develop areas like Oshodi, Ojo, Ajeromi Ifelodun etc. In this scenario, one cannot, therefore, keep excluding them from power. There are implications if…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and Ndigbo, By Femi Aribisala

The hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let there be love shared among us! The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with…
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Opinion

Lets Think Before Taking The Biafra Issue Further, By Chidi Obi

I am proudly Igbo and can't exchange my “Igboness” with anything else. But I think we are better off in a prosperous Nigeria. Igbos have sacrificed a lot to get Nigeria to its present state and we would be short-changing ourselves to leave and then start nursing another country. Fortunately…
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Guest Columns

Arresting the Governance Crises in Rivers State, By Citizens for Justice

The present distress feeds from the determination of the newly installed Nyesom Wike-led government to establish its authority by dismantling the Amaechi elements and institutions, which are perceived as either illegal or inimical to the interests of the administration and the PDP hotly contested issues have accentuated the pitch of…
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