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Still on Fresh Party deregistration

Still on Fresh Party deregistration

By Ololade Wasiu   When Justice G. O. Kolawole of the Federal High Court 5, Abuja Division said, “The concept of deregistration of political parties is strange to the 1999…

Lagos’ Horn Free Day: Matters arising

Lagos’ Horn Free Day: Matters arising

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Recently, the Fashola administration enjoined Lagosians to observe a horn-free day in Lagos state. The whole essence is to emphasise a noise-free atmosphere with a view to…

Government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling

The government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling because it is seriously affecting our aquatic life. A visit to our seaside will show that the rate of pollution and…

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (2)

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (2)

In this concluding part of an abridged version of his analysis on terrorists and terrorism, Tunde Agara, a Lecturer at the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, (CSDS) Ambrose Alli…

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

Nigerian politicians are hyping 2015 with many of them recently picking up forms for different elective positions from their different political parties. This move is being laced with many of…

Cross River 2015 guber race

By Dan Amor   Much of the significant critical issues in the Cross River State 2015 governorship contest would most likely be centred on the pedigrees of the contestants. This…

Climate change is national security

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   There’s a lot of second-guessing going on concerning the climate change problem. The result is that there is a lot of listlessness on it by…

Stomach Infrastructure as food-for-thought

By Ayo Oyoze Baje “You can put a tar on the road, but if I don’t have a car and I am hungry, that tar is  meaningless” -Gov. Ayodele Fayose   The recent…

Nigerians and the fraud in Pentecostalism

Nigerians and the fraud in Pentecostalism

By ‘Swill Mavua   In my yet to be published book titled Pentecostal Jargon – a critique of sort – I tried to postulate that there is monumental fraud in…

NAFDAC and Orhii’s Transformation Agenda

NAFDAC and Orhii’s Transformation Agenda

By Johnson Momodu   There is a widespread perception that Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are hotbeds of slothfulness and inefficiencies. Indeed, so prevalent is this view that many…

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (1)

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (1)

In this first part of an abridged version of his analysis, Tunde Agara,  a Lecturer at the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, (CSDS)Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria…

The evolution of Nigeria’s politics and APGA’S defection crisis

By Chiedu Uche Okoye  Nothing is static in nature. Everything is in a state of flux. So, not surprisingly, the dynamics and features of our politics have undergone negative evolution.…

Ekiti and abuse of the rule of law

The Rule of law simply means, no man is above the law. Is it right to say that the Ekiti scenario has created a precedence for the arbitrary violation of…

2015: Tell yourself the truth, General

By Femi Ayelabowo Here we go again, discussing the presidential ambition of the former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari, which he is hoping to realise in the 2015 general elections.  The…

Sustaining Fashola’s strides in Lagos 

By Rasak Musbau It is a sad story that Nigerians have continued to live through an era where too often, short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity; where political leaders…

Reflections on Amosun’s tour of LGs

Reflections on Amosun’s tour of LGs

Soyombo Opeyemi, writing from Abeokuta, argues that the ongoing tour of local councils by Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, is not about electioneering but development, as it reveals that…

Mutiny: Our 12 soldiers only spoke truth to power

By Abdullahi Yunusa This is certainly not the best of times for the Nigerian military. It has continued to remain in the news for the very wrong and bizarre reasons. It…

SON and sub-standard products

By  Ifeanyi Alia “The road to every good thing (greatness) sometimes leads to stillness” – German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche. We can easily understand why certain elements and groups in the…

Lagos 2015 guber race

By Ademola Orunbon  “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”- Marren Bennis, Notable America Business Leader. It is an unarguable fact that the quantity and quality of any nation’s…

Chibok girls as metaphor for 2015

By Ifeanyi Alia   WE, Africans, are actually not quite good at diplomacy and diplomatese, which is the language of diplomacy. We are at our best elements when we speak…

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