Opinion

Anti-Corruption Struggle: Oby Ezekwesili and Half-Baked Nigerian Journalists, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

At J-School Temple University, we were taught that journalism take different forms. Straight news and feature articles, in which reporters seek out and present different points of view so readers can weigh the evidence and decide for themselves how they feel. Opinion, in which editorial writers and columnists present arguments…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Don’t Believe the Lie: There Is No War Against Corruption In Nigeria (1), By Femi Aribisala

What we have is a government attempt to decimate the opposition and create a de facto one-party state under the guise of fighting against corruption. I was invited to a Roundtable on Corruption by the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos, only to discover that some “Buharideens” had highjacked…
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Columns

Economic Recovery Programme: Imperative of a Real Debate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We are all aware of President Buhari’s three point agenda and we have seen the policy framework developed by his campaign team. It’s clear that the framework needs to be re-aligned to the vision of the president but we are yet to see a team that will engage us on…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Acquaintance Rape – Mustapha Audu’s Example, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For the rest of us, we need to believe brave victims of sexual assault who come forward with everything to lose and nothing to gain. For me, I do not need Sugabelly to prove that she has been raped for me to believe her. Women who come out as victims…
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Columns

#BringBackOurGirls: Inside Our Meeting With President Buhari, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In his brief and concise response, President Buhari said it was impossible to rationalise government failure and incompetence on the Chibok girls. He assured us that there is now a new resolve to address the issue of insecurity in the country and to rescue the He saluted the consistency and…
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Guest Columns

Now That You’ve Won: An Open Letter to the New Governing Party, By ‘Gbénga Sèsan

I sat on the floor of my son's room, in tears. It was supposed to be a good day because I had invested resources in an election that meant a lot to me, and the numbers coming in meant change - electoral defeat of the incumbent President - was certain.…
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Guest Columns

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari: The Troubles Ahead!, By Frisky Larr

Since Tuesday the March 31, 2015 when it became obvious that the presidential election in my home country had been decided, I have been relishing the sense of joy and relief that came upon me soon afterwards. I was relieved not because my preferred candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the election.…
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