Columns

Buhari the Dead and His Body Double, By Festus Adedayo

My haunch is that Mr. President’s manifestation of acute withdrawal, austere energy for governance and other indices is a withdrawal syndrome associated with sufferers of the kind of ailment that he's battled, who is probably manifesting the effects of exotic drugs administered to keep him alive. The notorious rumour in…
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Opinion

Adebayo Faleti: the Portrait of a Cultural Connoisseur, By Tunji Olaopa

As a cultural icon in the South-West of Nigeria, Alagba Adebayo Faleti speaks to an urgent necessity of inculcating the demands of cultural innovation and experience into national planning. Culture plays a significant role in many nations of the world. Take India for instance. And Faleti was a quiet reminder…
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Opinion

Of Citizenship, Protests and Responsibility, By Ibim Semenitari

Protests are good. They keep government on its toes. They help the populace participate and ideally should lead to accountability and good governance. That is the But protests must have a theme. They must also have a goal and clearly defined outcomes. A protest is not a tea party nor…
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Opinion

Remembering Nigeria’s First Military Coup, By Jibrin Ibrahim

At that time, the military had a good reputation. Following the publication of Samuel Huntington’s book "The Soldier and the State" in 1957, the political science establishment in the United States and Europe had been pushing the idea of the military as the most modern, disciplined and organised institution in…
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Time to End the Bad Blood Between the Yorubas and Ndigbo, By Femi Aribisala

The hatred between the Yoruba and Ndigbo has gone on for far too long. Let there be love shared among us! The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with…
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