Opinion

History Through the Headlines (3), By Muni King-Keazor & Ed Emeka Keazor

...in 1964, he composed the track, 'Ewu n'ebe akwa'. This song was performed at a club in Kano in 1966, shortly after the January 15 coup attempt, and it led to a near riot, as it was rather unwisely misapplied by a small number of individuals in tactless jest, referencing…
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Guest Columns

New Directions In A Time of Decision, By Wole Soyinka

...there is over-abundant, but stifled leadership material, and there can be no excuse, now that that potential of high quality is being Such potential compelled us to exercise utmost rigour in what proved to be a most daunting exercise. The final determination however is - the flag-bearer of the Young…
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Opinion

Sol Plaatje: Prophesying the Future of His Dreams, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

The search for that essay and for Sol Plaatje brought me to South Africa more than twenty-five years ago. To say that Sol Plaatje was a politician and a writer combined, is saying nothing new. What might not be familiar is the idea that he viewed his political frustration at…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Class Action Suit Against EKO Electricity Distribution Plc., By Femi Aribisala

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” One of the seminal quotes of Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel laureate, was written while he, a Yoruba man, was in prison, fighting the injustice meted against the Igbo. Said Soyinka: “The man dies in all who…
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Columns

Vacancy, By Pius Adesanmi

If every outrage is tolerable and defensible because you support the president in power (everything you would not have countenanced under Jonathan suddenly has legitimacy for you now), if every violation is rationalisable for you because you have empathy for the political party in have no business in the business…
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