Opinion

From Government To COVID-Security: Kill Them Before the Virus Does, By Chidi Odinkalu

The only response that has made any sense is the deployment of uniformed security assets instructed to take out their frustrations on Nigerians whom they seem to have instructions to force to choose between the virus and hunger, which kills them first. It may yet end up being a clever…
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Opinion

IPOB, Sowore, and the Audacity of a Primitive Dictator, By SKC Ogbonnia

Today, Nnamdi Kanu, the “terrorist”, is celebrated in the international community as a paragon of justice. Today, Omoyele Sowore, the “coupist”, is seen worldwide as a mystical admixture of conviction, courage, and stoicism in the course of Nigerian liberation. Today, the General and his brigade are on the run, with…
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Columns

Nigeria, U.S. and the Question of Religious Freedom, By Reuben Abati

Allegations by the American Government that there is indeed evidence of religious persecution in Nigeria are too serious to be treated so perfunctorily. Religion is a very sensitive issue not only in Nigeria but all over the world. It has been exploited for political purposes with grave This is the…
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Opinion

Sowore’s Early Christmas Gift and Adesina’s Call For Revolution, By SKC Ogbonnia

Every cloud has a silver lining! President Muhammadu Buhari has dug himself into a big hole in the Sowore saga, and change has become inevitable. Therefore, unless he prays for the doomsday, now is the time to tap from history and do the right thing. The wise will begin with…
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Columns

Omoyele Sowore: Portrait of A Life In Protest, By Reuben Abati

The Presidency is urged to take notice of the local and international reactions to the Sowore saga and retrace its steps. Release Sowore and Bakare, investigate and sanction rogue elements in the DSS, and design a strategy to change the narrative. Many revolutionaries often fail by overstretching their luck and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Staying Woke Against Government’s Attempt To Gag Social Media, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

People should be vigilant to keep their freedom. Under-performing governments like the Buhari administration will continue to seek increased control over digital platforms. They will attempt to use legislation or taxes on data subscription rates to limit access, as a way to clampdown on free speech. Finally, the government is…
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Guest Columns

Between Thuggery and State Disobedience, By Wole Soyinka

It is extremely difficult to imagine a further lowering of the bar of disdain for law than we have witnessed under the present regime. The degree of cynicism in the conduct of State Security agencies has attained a level of consistency that is surpassed by only one other previous government…
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