Opinion

Adieu To a Foremost Nigerian, Dr. Frederick Isiotan Fasehun (1935-2018), By Kayode Ajulo

Dr. Fasheun is described as a historical figure and foremost father of the country’s democracy in the Fourth Republic. I dare add that he's is a darling of Nigerian democracy, who would be remembered for his fearless nature, making him fight tirelessly for the survival of the Yoruba people, and…
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Columns

Time To Outsource Nigeria?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With successive governments and leaders, who are emboldened by their allegiance to primordial associations, it won’t be a bad idea to begin to think of outsourcing the governance of the Nigerian state to people who will govern without prejudice or consideration for ethnic or religious affinity. Within a span of…
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Guest Columns

Commemorating June 12’s Victims, 25 Years After, By Owei Lakemfa

The next day, Babangida sent Abacha to retake Lagos; his long military convoy shot at anything on sight. That day, the junta massacred 118 unarmed pro-democracy protesters on the streets of Lagos, particularly from the Oshodi axis to Ikorodu Road. As we went around picking the corpses, we found most…
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Columns

National Condition and the OPC Franchise, By Louis Odion

Indeed, those who still speak lowly of Adams are perhaps only the ones fixated on the old memory of the starry-eyed, hungry-looking carpenter who barged into national spotlight in the late 90s. The new Adams is suave and remarkably corporatised. He has vastly improved himself academically by enrolling in the…
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Columns

The Rise and Rise of Ethnic Champions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the case of Kanu is not in isolation; it is a trend perpetuated by group interests to blackmail the rest of us and for the federal government to acquiesce to their demands. And unless we elect foresighted leaders who view Nigeria as one constituency, ethnic champions will become common place…
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Opinion

Ndi Igbo, the Nigerian Dilemma and Why We Are All Biafrans, By Chido Onumah

The Biafran metaphor can, therefore, become a rallying point for a renegotiated Nigeria. Like other Nigerians, Ndi Igbo have sacrificed for, and put a lot into Nigeria to prove their stake in it. They ought not be running away from it. Let me note, however, that I am not in…
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Opinion

Dear President Buhari, Nigeria’s Unity Is Negotiable!, By Chido Onumah

...restructuring Nigeria has become a “categorical imperative” for the country. It is either we restructure or perish! Restructuring Nigeria is not an elitist concept (even if it is sometimes used by sections of the ruling elite to negotiate power) neither is it about splitting Nigeria. We can restructure (or negotiate)…
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