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Pathway To National Dialogue and Rebirth, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should immediately initiate a process of dialogue to address multiple concerns over growing acts of violence, inter-communal and inter-religious conflicts. For the Nigerian people to accept the dialogue, there must be a serious attempt to address insecurity and growing mistrust between citizens. The trust deficit between citizens and…
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Opinion

Seduced By Error: Is Nigeria Contending With Policy Somersault?, By Justine John Dyikuk

Concerned pundits should ask: Is Nigeria contending with the right policy framework or are we heading towards a policy free-fall?... To every onlooker, unpopular policies are a recipe for disaster. To manage the nation’s fragile peace, our legislators ought to demonstrate that they have been sent to represent the masses…
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Opinion

The Night Carrington Staked His Life For Nigeria’s Democracy, By Louis Odion

...that night, the June 12 activists drew some malicious pleasure from wounding their military persecutors with the caustic lyrics, even if only momentarily. Of course, it was only because Carrington provided them diplomatic license. Such was the abiding solidarity, the uncommon brotherhood of an American diplomat who stood by Nigerian…
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Opinion

Wole Soyinka – In Celebration: We Are Because You Are, By Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

He has used words to puncture holes in the muddy and stony conscience of many African leaders; his engagements are too numerous to recount, but in each one, Wole Soyinka leaves no one in doubt about where he stands, what he desires and how he wants us to be. If…
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Opinion

Atiku, Ambition and the Endgame, By Louis Odion

Against this overwhelming backcloth, the rationally minded cannot but wonder what may be giving Atiku and his crowd confidence. Maybe, it is the metaphysics of the marabouts. So, after all his thunderous imprecations and venomous profiling of the Wazirin Adamawa as “hopelessly corrupt”, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) could not resist…
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