Opinion

The Downside of Pulpit Political Activism, By David Dimas

The church can and should continually engage the cultures and ethos of its time and season to help its congregants understand and navigate the murky waters of the seasons. However, it should still be counter-cultural and avoid making public pulpit political activism the main thing that characterises or defines the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria’s New ‘Normal’: Psychopathy Explains It!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Where in such a mess because Nigerian political psychopaths are a federation. When psychopaths federate, their exponential evil can be overwhelming. Nigeria became a racket and a criminal enterprise because of the conspiracy of psychopaths. Conspiratorial activity is standard operating procedure in the league of political psychopaths. When someone steals…
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Columns

Resolving the Igbo Non-Question: Pitfalls of Jibo’s Single Strand Ethnic Narrative, By Okechukwu Ibeanu

We suffer for this. So many people charged with informing us, with informing themselves, are just sitting still. Ta-Nehisi Coates Dear Jibo, I am sure that by the time you get to read this, your latest “Deepening Democracy” article on “resolving the Igbo question” would have gone viral on Facebook.…
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Columns

On Jibrin Ibrahim’s Resolution of the Igbo Question, By Victoria Ohaeri

In the past few weeks, there has been a deluge of articles in the media overflowing with historical distortions and excessive anti-Igbo rhetoric, authored mostly by non-Igbos. At a point, it became extremely difficult to keep up with the reading considering the alarming frequency with which the writings were being…
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Pius Adesanmi

We Are All Otukpo! By Pius Adesanmi

Whenever former Senate President, His Excellency Chief Distinguished Senator David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark, makes national headlines, it is usually about setting back Nigeria by a few centuries. And whenever you discuss characters like David Mark, who came to national attention when Ibrahim Babangida made him Military Governor of Niger state…
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Democracy and Governance

The Business of Drafting Jonathan, By Okey Ndibe

There’s a new business in Nigeria. It’s the business of drafting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to present himself for reelection. A group called Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has emerged as the biggest, most enterprising player. Every few days, some busybodies under the aegis of TAN descend on some city…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Utilitarianism – What Nigeria Lost, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The horror of living in a country so blessed yet so devastated can be explained by the lack of belief in utilitarianism. Nigeria is not breeding apostles of kindness and compassion in significant numbers. There are few torch bearers for the common good and there is little concern for human…
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Opinion

What Does Goodluck Jonathan want for the Southwest? By Pius Adesanmi

As we approach 2015, Goodluck Jonathan’s only problem does not lie with the gang of born-to-rule northern elders who are deploying every dirty trick in the book – blackmail,  intimidation, making Nigeria ungovernable through violence – to get him out of Aso Rock Villa. More than the threat posed by…
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Opinion

Strategies for Regaining Political Relevance in Nigeria, By Gimba kakanda

Dear Politicians, This may be the last, and I'm sure it's not the first, intervention shared out of my sensitivity to your unjust vilification by a vengeful people to whom you, your family and friends are responsible for the witnessed socio-political dysfunction and all the things, genuine and imaginary, that…
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