Opinion

Chido Onumah: Yes, All Nigerians Have Become Biafrans, By SKC Ogbonnia

In a recent interview, Kuti inferred that, like the Biafran agitators, every Nigerian actually wants freedom from the country, due to the worsening state of affairs. To nail the point, he asserted that the entire citizenry would not hesitate to “escape” from Nigeria, if the international community dares to leave…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Son, Tunde Bakare and Sowore, By Azu Ishiekwene

The child’s safety and security, as well as those of his teachers and classmates, should have been the overriding consideration for El-Rufai in deciding whether or not to publicise his enrolment. If the story had been scooped, it would have been a different thing, though no less concerning. Kaduna State…
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Columns

The Bogus Case Against Omoyele Sowore, By Femi Aribisala

These bogus charges against Sowore should be dropped. Barring that, they should be thrown out of court. After the ignominy of the PEPT judgment, the onus is on the Nigerian judiciary to show that it is not in the pocket of the executive. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: President Buhari Must Release Sowore Now!

On Friday, September 20, the federal government charged Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections, with treason and money-laundering. This is sequel to his arrest and detention for the past 45 days for having planned a series of protest marches against…
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Columns

I Wanted To ‘Insult’ The President, But I Didn’t Want To Go To Jail, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...as you would imagine, I would talk about Sowore whether or not I’ll end up in jail? Why? An injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s not mince words: Filing charges against Sowore for “insulting” the president is laughable, a complete abuse of federal powers and a lowering…
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Opinion

Asiwaju Tinubu, Where Is Comrade Sowore?, By SKC Ogbonnia

Although they worked together in 2015 against the common enemy in the gross misrule under PDP, quite alright, Sowore has always seen Tinubu as the godfather of the corrupt cabal stifling progress in South-West Therefore, even if Tinubu ...has no hands in the travails of the stoic silence suggests clear…
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Opinion

Why Ekweremadu Belongs To A Hall of Shame (I), By SKC Ogbonnia

The Nigerian masses, particularly the Igbo, have suffered massive neglect in the last 12 years that Ike Ekweremadu has held sway as the de facto Senate president. But the senator is not alone. The Diaspora Nigerians should, therefore, unite and quickly initiate a Hall of SHAME where the likes of…
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Opinion

Sowore, IPOB, and the Naked Beating of Ekweremadu, By SKC Ogbonnia

President Buhari must rise beyond sheer dogmatism and admit that the state is truly falling Only a poon ignores the potential of the heavily funded but regional IPOB, with a worldwide membership, fusing with a broad-based national outfit like #RevolutionNow. The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes…
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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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