Opinion

Preliminary Notes On #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu

...how do we assess #RevolutionNow? We may begin by asserting that proclamations of revolutions are not new. In fact, in certain circumstances, a proclamation is necessary, if not mandatory — if it is a “people’s revolution” or a “revolution of the people.” But this proclamation is made not to herald…
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Columns

Sowore, Alaafin Aole and Murder In Wukari, By Festus Adedayo

Like Alaafin Arogangan and Aole, history’s recording spool is fast-putting in a permanent form, Buhari’s penchant for hitting his foot against the stone. I sneaked into the spool and found what it etched on the Buhari, history tells me, is Alaafin Aole personified. There is this folk song sang mostly…
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Columns

Even With the Word “Revolution”; Protest Is Not Equal To Treason Or Terrorism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The crimes of treason, treasonable felony and terrorism are serious offences and it is simply unacceptable to categorise simple protesters as people who have committed such crimes. In this case, protests against the worsening security situation in the be translated into serious crimes, even if the word "revolution" has been…
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Opinion

Sowore And Revolution: As Buhari Forgets Why And How He Became President, By SKC Ogbonnia

Rather than toe the path of violence or emulate Buhari’s incendiary style, Omoyele Sowore called for a peaceful revolution with the goal of awakening an unresponsive government towards change. Unfortunately, similar to the pattern under military dictatorship, the president ordered the arrest of Sowore, naively claiming that the word 'revolution'…
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Columns

A Revolution Is Not a Wedding Party, By Majeed Dahiru

...the date for a revolution is not fixed and announced publicly, as one would do a wedding party. A revolution is a disruptively forceful, often violent, overthrow of an existing socio-political system by a popular uprising of disenchanted segments of the society, and not a merry-making event. August 5, 2019…
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