Guest Columns

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and Dividers-In-Law, By Wole Soyinka

Only then shall we uncover who are the real Dividers-in-Chief? If individual voices rankle, then perhaps it is time to convoke a Nation Survival Conference. Let all sections and group interests place their cards on the table and starkly articulate what we all know and endure on a daily basis,…
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Opinion

Moving Nigeria Away From Tipping Over, By Olusegun Obasanjo

...let me say that we must remind those who are beating the drums of disintegration and singing choruses of bitterness, anger and separation that even if Nigeria is broken up, the separated parts will still be neighbours. And they will have to find accommodation as neighbours or they will be…
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Opinion

On Obasanjo’s Mordacious Eulogy, By M.B.O Owolowo

...the case of Buruji Kashamu is a very interesting one, because it underscores Obasanjo's penchant for hypocrisy and vainglorious tendencies. Even after a man's demise, he has to steal the spotlight. Obasanjo was a direct political beneficiary of Kashamu's Omo Ilu movement in Ogun State, until their falling out. But,…
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Columns

Obasanjo: Wages of the Old Soldier’s Rage, By Azu Ishiekwene

What motivates him: Patriotism, egotism, narcissism, exceptionalism, or just what? In his current article entitled, “Akande: The last of Awo’s cavalrymen,” one of Nigeria’s clearest-thinking columnists, Louis Odion, describes Obasanjo as “an eternal narcissist”, one who “rarely acknowledges good in any human being other than himself.” At this rate, President…
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Opinion

Twilight of the (Military) Gods, By Chris Ngwodo

Odinkalu and Osori have delivered a tour de force. "Too Good to Die" is a brilliant and penetrating examination of the mindset of martial authoritarianism that still frustrates Nigerian democracy twenty years after the jackboots supposedly goose-stepped into the night. For anyone that wants to understand Nigeria’s political psychology, this…
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Opinion

Towards a Guiding Political Philosophy for a Democractic Nigeria, By Osita Chidoka

To chart a way forward, I believe we need to first define the reason for our existence as a nation. Amalgamated for British administrative convenience and bound by geography, we need to move beyond unity, progress, peace and freedom to more philosophical precepts that reflect our national hopes, speak to…
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Opinion

President Buhari Needs To Change His Strategy: This “Smoothie” Tastes Vile, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi

Mr. President, it is very easy to lose the people’s goodwill. It is slipping away by the day. Listen to Nigerians, feel their pulse, and please do not listen to those men around you. These men are the bitter fruits that are doing the damage to our smoothie and making…
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