Opinion

The Real Amotekun Is Yet Ahead, By Bunmi Makinwa

If there were any doubts in anyone’s mind, Amotekun has confirmed that Nigeria’s security situation is broken and needs In a country where the president is all-powerful and his voice can direct and influence thoughts and conclusions, the perpetual withdrawal and silence of Buhari leaves serious issues Silence has become…
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Opinion

Mr President: Where Is Your Real Sense of Duty?, By Ayodele Adio

The irony of all of this is that President Buhari is in London for the –African Investment Summit, where he intends to attract a bit of foreign direct investment. He forgets, however, that a key prerequisite for attracting foreign investment is security and social stability. It would be foolhardy to…
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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

Electoral Banditry In Buhari’s Nigeria, By Majeed Dahiru

It is morally reprehensible for a President Buhari who was beneficiary of Nigeria’s fledging liberal democracy and improved electoral management process in 2015 to bequeath to Nigeria a legacy of electoral banditry. President Buhari has betrayed the moral code of democratic leadership, which places a constitutional obligation upon him to…
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Columns

Minimum Wage, Maximum Trouble, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Clearly, the federal and state governments are too financially unhealthy to meet Labour’s demands. The solution, therefore, is to fund the new national minimum wage by cutting waste: reduce wasteful spending such as the jumbo pay for lawmakers, fallow-lying presidential jets, excessive appointees and foreign Anything short of that, this…
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Opinion

Anti-corruption War: A Case for Whistleblower Law, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Unless whistleblowers enjoy protection through a firm legal backing, the seed of the whistleblowing tree planted in 2016 will die in no time. It doesn’t seem that is what this government wants. Neither does any stakeholder in transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria. At every given opportunity, President Muhammadu…
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Columns

Buhari and Other Authors of Nigeria’s Famous Book, By Azu Ishiekwene

Ten years from now, when we look back at Buhari’s promise to lay the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, would it be another chapter in the Book of Empty Speeches? Will his October 1 promise to provide “affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the not-too-distant future”…
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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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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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