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Suntai: A cabal’s winning streak

By Akin Owolabi   Interestingly, politics has always thrown up actors whose proclivity and orientation converge in the classical characterisation of capitalism as having arisen from the naivety of some…

Edo conflict: Oshiomhole and paradigm shift

By Tamuno West-Greene   In recognizing governors as the chief security officers of their states, the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria expects that they will use their…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Acting together against poverty

Tayo Ogunbiyi   It is in view of the harsh reality of the havoc that poverty, if allowed to blossom, could unleash on the world that poverty eradication remains one…

NAFDAC, counterfeiting and public health

By Josephine Babatunde   Sometime in 2005, a friend took ill at workplace in one of the federal parastatals in Lagos and had to visit the Staff Clinic.  An experienced doctor…

How to win the NLNG Prize for Literature

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   Not until I began to produce books did I get to know a lot of the things that I know now concerning the writing, editing,…

Taxi driver, steward and traffic warden as icons

By Godwin Adindu Taxi Driver, Steward and Traffic Warden as Icons (956 words) “Honour and Shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies,” Alexander…

The Walter Carrington interview

None of the interviews I have read in recent times granted by foreign nationals – touching on the reality of the Nigerian situation – was as explosive as the one…

What is wrong with Igbo politics in Nigeria?

By Joe Igbokwe   Last week a powerful delegation of Igbo leaders made up of secretary to federal government, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Speaker…

Governor Amosun’s giant strides in Ogun State

By  Ayo Oyoze Baje   Education is our children’s passport to the future, For, tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. -Malcolm X When my opinion essay entitled: Nigerians…

Obiano’s victories in perspective

Obiano’s victories in perspective

By  Ejike Anyaduba   Just as you need not play a dozen different violins to render a musical masterpiece, the victory of Governor Willie Obiano at the Apex Court needed…

The “Atikulate” acrobat steps out again

The “Atikulate” acrobat steps out again

By Femi Ayelabowo   Resplendent in colourful sportswear, which was reminiscent of an equally splendidly attired President Olusegun Obasanjo when the latter took the first kick at a football event…

Benin City, a decaying City

By Austin Erhabor Our forefathers understood the essential nature of a planned city. They therefore planned streets with houses facing each other and foot paths leading to their farm lands…

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