Guest Columns

What Nigeria Needs To Do To Win The War On Terror, By Atiku Abubakar

Central to our plans for defeating terror therefore, must be to find out why young men in those communities are aggrieved enough to be alienated from Nigeria and attracted to the radical philosophy of Boko Haram and ISWAP. When we find out, we must prevent this alienation from occurring. In…
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Columns

Between Atiku’s Vague Restructuring and Osinbajo’s Pretentious Good Governance, By Majeed Dahiru

The inability of Osinbajo and the administration to practice good governance has reinforced the belief in many that Nigeria’s current structure is an impediment to good governance. As long as Osinbajo’s sermons on good governance remain pretentious, Atiku’s vague clamour on restructuring will continue to gain him political momentum among…
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Opinion

Restructuring (2): Conceptual Foundations, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

Genuine restructuring must start from a philosophical orientation that has for its cornerstone the autonomy and integrity of the entities that make up the pluralism of the structure to be reordered. It must take seriously the independent energies and creativities of the federating units that would yield the kind of…
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Opinion

Restructuring (1): The Entertainment Industry and Education Sector, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

...centralisation gave way to the equivalent of federalism, properly construed, in the entertainment industry and there was nothing not to like in the outcome. And how, in the sphere of education, federalism succumbed to the false promise of centralisation and it has been, on balance, an ill wind that blows…
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Opinion

What Is the North’s Restructuring Game?, By Rafiq Raji

A committee of northern governors, traditional rulers and political leaders is expected to review the final document of the Arewa If the intention is not to buy time, what the committee under the chairmanship of Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal, should do is to immediately reach out to other regional leaders…
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Columns

Restructuring: This Too Shall Come To Pass, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...that the merry-go-round called restructuring today, a sovereign national conference and constitutional conference etc. will change nomenclature the next time around is annoying. Besides, the more we clamour for change the more things remain static. The agitations appear louder now than the president has given the agitators the cold shoulder,…
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Columns

IPOB and Security Agencies: Calming the Tension, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should direct the armed troops that have been deployed to Abia State to withdraw, and the police should take over the case of Mr. Kanu in line with the provisions of the Constitution and the Police Act. Even more important, it is time for political and community leaders…
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