Guest Columns

You Want Federalism? Fight For It!, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

You either have federalism or you don’t. In the present case, there is no federalism. We do not have a “false federalism”. We have “Unitarism”, pure and simple. It is a brazen unitarism that our ruling classes, ever willing to beggar their teeming, suffering masses, embrace because it serves their…
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Opinion

Nomadic Herdsmen and the ‘Freedom’ of Movement in Nigeria, By Dele Awogbeoba

The constitution allows the free movement of Nigerians with certain stipulated exceptions but does not give any freedom of movement rights to animals or cattle owned by Nigerians. Secondly, whilst each Nigerian has the right to pursue lawful economic activity, the state government has the right and power to regulate…
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Opinion

Restructuring for Nigeria’s National Unity, By Atiku Abubakar

We must refrain from the habit of assuming that anyone calling for the restructuring of our federation is working for the breakup of the country. An excessively powerful centre does not equate with national unity. If anything, it has made our unity more fragile, our government more unstable and our…
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Guest Columns

The Military, ‘Zaria Massacre’ and A Defective Federation, By Chido Onumah

...how do we build a nation not held together by military force? Nigeria is sleepwalking to disaster. Now is the time to reclaim the country and the starting point would be to put in place a people’s constitution that not only serves the interest of the mass of our people…
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