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Nigeria @55: The Unending Search For ‘National Rebirth’ By Raymond Nkannebe


“…The general feeling in the air as independence approached was extraordinary like the building anticipation of relief of torrential rains after a season of scorching hot harmatan winds and bush fires. We were all looking forward to feeling the joy that India─the great jewel of the British empire─ must have ... Read More »

Lest We Forget, Our President Is Human, He Makes Mistakes Too By Ayodele Daniel


President Muhammadu Buhari is human, therefore susceptible to mistakes. The fanatical idea that he is some sort of super-human, a rare specie, even an ‘alien’ – not from this part of the world and therefore not prone to our common mistakes, may be our bane, if we’re not careful. That ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why I Detest Leaving My Mind At The Doors Of Churches Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi


  Some years ago, possibly 2005, I saw the Kaduna-based psalmist and homilist, Chris Delvan, at the Abuja Airport. I greeted him.  He was warm, and reflected some charms that I hadn’t noticed in his pulpit persona before then. He invited me to a meeting at Transcorp Hilton, where he ... Read More »

Sarakigate And The Poverty Of ‘Moral Leadership’ In Nigeria By Nkannebe Raymond


The name, Richard Nixon is one that resonates with any serious student of history or an adept observer or follower of the international political scene; more precisely, American politics. Well, for those whom it doesn’t, on the 8th of August, 1974, he became the first president of the United States ... Read More »

[OPINION] Nigeria: Learning From The Aylan Kurdi’s Tragedy By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

Ogundana Michael Rotimi

  Few weeks ago, Aylan Kurdi became the face of the unfolding human suffering. It took a horror story about a truck full of corpses in Austria, and a poignant photo of a drowned child– Aylan Kurdi, to raise the pity of the world. Who could not have been moved by the picture of this ... Read More »

[OPINION] Renewable Energy As An Option To Solving Climate Crisis? By Oladipupo Ajiroba

Climate change

Climate change is unarguably the biggest environmental issue of our time. Broad scientific agreement now exists that continued accumulation of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases in the atmosphere is contributing to changes in the global climate. Climate change is global in its causes but its consequences are far more reaching in developing ... Read More »

[OPINION] Open Letter To Olisa Metuh On His Comment About Saraki’s Trial – Babatunde Olanipekun

Olisa Metuh

In as much as I do not most times comment on the issues in our political scene, I find it unbearable at this time to stomach the daily unwarranted, self motivated, mischievous and most importantly embarrasing statements from the publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Chief Olisa Metuh. He ... Read More »

[OPINION] As The Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union Calls God, NANS Continues Its unclad Crusade By Modiu Olaguro


They lived in isolation. As the nation swims in the momentum of change away from the old order, the unionists were neither startled nor moved. They knew about the posture of the number one man but held the notion that the pervasive madness of the political class would probably have ... Read More »

[OPINION] The Arrival Of Treasury Single Account (TSA), The Beginning Of Wisdom: When Corruption Overpowers Good-luck, Only To Surrender To Commonsense By Olusola Adegbite, Esq.


  Anyone who at anytime had thought this day would come, must have been laughed off as a dreamer. Whoever had imagined that the Republic called ‘Nigeria’ would one day run on the fuel of commonsense, the same commonsense that is ordinarily taken for granted in other climes, must have ... Read More »

[OPINION] Femi Fani-Kayode Satanic Verses By Bayo Oluwasanmi


  Just when you think Femi Fani-Kayode can’t possibly be more delusional he spews out another well concocted nauseating superstition. FFK’s foot-in-mouth disease is on display again in his recent pathetic fallacy titled “Lord Lugard’s Magic and Flora Shaw’s Spell” widely published under the headline “Nigeria is built on satanic ... Read More »

[OPINION] Before Governor Tanko Al-Makura Descends Into Tyranny… By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

Ogundana Michael Rotimi

  On Saturday, 12 September 2015, the news of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura assaults on a road user went viral. After the security operatives attached to his convoy allegedly beat up a road user, damaged her vehicle and destroyed her phones and iPad. The road user; Ms Lois Lorvihi was ... Read More »

[OPINION] Buhari And The Power Of The Press

Gen. Buhari

The press should not only be a collective propagandist or a collective agitator but a collective organiser of the masses-Vadimir Lenin. This statement becomes significant when we pay attention to the person its coming from. For the average student of history,  Lenin represents a myriad of ideologies and personalities ranging ... Read More »

[OPINION] Lagos: Governance On A Free Fall By Adekoya Boladale

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I’m cock-sure John F. Kennedy and former Vice-President Richard M. Nixon were not concerned about winning a political battle or outsmarting one another in Sept. 26, 1960 when the duo participated in the first televised presidential debate in the United States. To them it was not about pride, oratory or fashion. ... Read More »

[OPINION] Is The PDP Beyond Redemption? By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi


Few years ago, a popular Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart once boastfully claimed that the party was going to rule for 60 years. At the time, it seemed for many as a very genuine and plausible statement, given the fact that the party was not only strong at the centre, ... Read More »

[OPINION] Of Beasts And Birds By Modiu Olaguro


A tiny creature she was. At about 8:35pm by leaps and bounds, she replaced one leg with the other, the left hand bracing her tray and the right firmly locked onto her skirt – keeping it from succumbing to the gravitational pull of the earth. The lass of not more ... Read More »

[OPINION] 30 Days Of Summer In A Nation Ruled By Psychopaths Of The Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants By Bayo Oluwasanmi


  Most people look forward to vacations as a way to rejuvenate before heading back to work. For me, summer vacation is an opportunity to spread my wings and refill my creative well. As August creeps up on me, I began to wonder where I’ll spend my vacation. A revisit ... Read More »

[OPINION] 100 Days Of The Buhari Presidency: Wasted Days? By Nkannebe Raymond


Last Saturday, September 5, 2015, it was exactly one hundred days of the Buhari presidency. It would be remembered that the retired major general was inaugurated as the 5th democratically elected president of Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May, in an historic and epoch making event that ... Read More »

[OPINION] #100DayOfChange: A Magnificent Go Slow! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

Ogundana Michael Rotimi

  Barely one month after Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he was tagged “Baba Go Slow”. Ask me why? Because he decided to address the cumbersome nature of Nigeria`s challenges in a different way. He promised change and has changed his tactics ... Read More »

[OPINION] Freshers, Be Aware Of Trap On Campus By Ilyas A. Adegoke


  One would begin to wander what the cultists have turned the universities to nowadays as opposed to its being a microcosm of a utopian society. It is very pathetic that the universities and some other citadel of learning have twisted into a breeding place for carrying out devious act ... Read More »

[OPINION] PDP’s “Rebirth” And Okupe’s Prognosis By Nkannebe Raymond


The other day our man Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President GEJ and a hardline critic of PMB and his APC in the period leading to the just concluded general elections was in the news. Whether in a bid to prove detractors who ... Read More »