Guest Columns

Buhari, ‘legislooters’ and the Change Agenda, By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem

In this period of national emergency, of debilitating and fast dwindling national revenue, when an overwhelming population of government workers and their families are crying due to starvation occasioned by non-payment of salaries for several months, you would expect the legislators to say NO, not again; you would expect them…
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Columns

Importance of Praying for Leaders, By Imam Murtada Gusau

Therefore, since invoking Allah for other Muslims carries a reward for the Muslim, then there is no doubt that invoking Allah for Leaders to lead people righteously and honestly carries greater reward and bounties from Allah. Also, invoking Allah for other people is a part of the sincere advice that…
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Guest Columns

Breaking Nigerian National News on Foreign Platforms, By ‘Tope Oriola

There seems to be dumbfounding ignorance about the implications of privileging foreign media organisations. Governance is about both substance and aesthetics. Have you ever seen David Cameron announcing a major British initiative on CNN, despite the closeness of Brits to Americans? Did you think the Canadian Prime Minister would choose…
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Guest Columns

The Emerging Buhari Doctrine, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

To summarise the Buhari doctrine. Be low key, speak only when necessary, act behind the scenes and face problems head on after carefully reaching a decision based on examining all available facts. The past few weeks, post May 29th, have been a whirlwind of activities in Nigeria. A new government…
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Guest Columns

Change We Refuse To See Despite Looking, By Adewale Ajadi

The public space and conversation seems dominated by a ‘revenge opposition’ caught in a feeling of injustice for what they see as an unrelenting criticism and mockery of the last government. The meaning we make of a situation that we observe is far more revealing of our mindset and general…
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Opinion

Fulani Solidarity and the Betrayal of Bola Tinubu, By Remi Oyeyemi

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." - Aldous Huxley "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana “History matters. Records are not kept simply to assist the weakness…
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Columns

June 12 Remains the True Democracy Day, By Wole Soyinka

July 12, 2015 The Organising Committee June 12 MOVEMENT of NIGERIA MKO ABIOLA’S Residence 44/46 MKO Abiola Crescent Ikeja, Lagos. Dear Friends and Comrades, Regretfully, I am unable to be with you tomorrow morning. However, I extend a warm embrace to you in your resolve to keep within Nigeria’s short…
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