Opinion

Herdsmen: The Circumstantial Case Against Buhari, By Moses E. Ochonu

In stubbornly clinging to a belief in an unfounded notion of Fulani victimhood and anti-Fulani conspiracy, is Buhari intentionally incubating or ignoring the menace of his herdsmen kinsmen? Would a sane person do this to their legacy? No. But he was acting in a manner consistent with his history of…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Teachers and Shehu Sani’s Labour Unions, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We will also do well to limit the leadership opportunities available to the likes of Shehu Sani — people to whom political warfare supersedes societal advancement, people who wouldn’t hire Kaduna’s “typhart” and “coughting” teachers to train their own kids but can side with the NLC and NUT if it…
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Columns

El Rufai, Tambuwal, and the Retraining of Fish, By Pius Adesanmi

Some 60 percent of the teaching corps in our primary schools nationwide are simply not retrainable. You cannot retrain them. Besides, where and how does Tambuwal propose to retrain his own dead wood? With what resources? These are people who allocate more resources to every imaginable frivolity than education. We…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Columns

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president owes himself an even greater duty - protecting his personal reputation as a fearless anti-corruption crusader. He can only do so when he takes allegations against his friends and staffers seriously and acts. By appearing to refuse to act, the president would be indicting himself in the court…
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Columns

Ben Murray-Bruce and the Glamour of Favour, By Pius Adesanmi

That is why your politician tars a road, digs a borehole, builds a gada or a culvert or a gutter and his aides gut the airwaves with noise demanding acknowledgement and appreciation from the people for the uncommon favour. This national mental malaise is not limited to politicians. Interactions among…
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