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Solutions to terrorism in Nigeria

Ayo Oyoze Baje To begin with, the critical issue of guaranteeing security of the citizenry, should be seen as the collective responsibility of us all. Though Section 14 Sub-Section 2(b)…

The changing face of Islamic terrorism

By  Onyiorah Paschal Just like Muslim scholars are inclined to emphasize, Pope Benedict xvi himself did in fact acknowledge in his treatise that even “ the emperor must have known…

BPE, privatisation and Nigerians

BPE, privatisation and Nigerians

John Tosin Ajiboye, a public affairs analyst, is of the view that the privatization of Nigerian public enterprises since inception has failed to achieve the objectives, has been detrimental to…

Why we are where we are

By  James Ogunjimi The older generation of Nigerians were born into an ‘active’ situation. They were young in the days when Nigeria was fighting to break loose from colonial masters.…

Government support for private universities in Nigeria

There is no gainsaying the fact that federal government through its National Universities Commission(NUC) is doing its best by way of checks and balances, effective supervision and quality control of…

How not to play politics

How not to play politics

By Abraham Olaopa In May 2013 when a US state under the control of the Republican Party was hit by deadly tornado, politics of division and exclusiveness was shoved aside…

The Kutis, Federal Government and Centenary Awards

This reflection is to fulfill a bet that I can also share my views about the rejection by the surviving members of the famous Reverend Ransome Kuti family of the…

Defection and its discontents

Defection and its discontents

It is a sickening reality in Nigeria that defection, the act of leaving one political party for another, also called carpet –crossing or what the eminent poet and humorist, Uzor…

As Governor Obiano tackles lawlessness and crime in Anambra

 By Chiedu Uche Okoye So far, Governor Willie Obiano, the Anambra state Governor, has shown us the inkling and foretaste of the type of leadership that he will give the…

Open letter to Mr. President

Dear Mr. President,   I hope that this letter meets you well and level-headed, because the issues that beset our dear country are enough to leave you exasperated.  I hope and…

A bomb, a blast and the blabbers

A bomb, a blast and the blabbers

By Tayo Ogunbiyi Terror struck yet again in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, leaving in its trail, as usual, sorrow, tears and blood. As at the last count, after a bomb-laden, red Volkswagen…

COEASU and ASUP strike

The strike by the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have been  strike for many  months.  If the loss sustained by…

Of desperation and political violence

By Dan Amor Since the emergence of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as winner of the keenly contested April 16, 2011 Presidential election largely acclaimed as the freest and most credible…

Nigeria industrialisation and the New National Automotive Policy

By Samuel Orovwuje  and Joel Odigie The new policy initiative of the federal government on local manufacturing of cars looks well intended but the basic fundamentals were left out particularly…

Christ and the Nigerian condition

Christ and the Nigerian condition

As Christians celebrate Easter, Okechukwu Emeh, Jr., a public affairs analyst, admonishes Nigerians to allow the value of Christ’s ransom death to inspire them to make necessary sacrifices to evolve…

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