Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Question @ Independence … why unity? By Busola Olaleye

Our President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday 6th July 2016 stated that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable … But how exactly can this be? In a nation with over 250 ethnic groups spread across...

THE QUEST FOR BIAFRA : A Shame Foretold

By Joseph Edgar The quest for the actualization of Biafra is a shame on the leaders of Ndigbo. It is a shame foretold and its inevitability comes as no surprise, especially with the level of...

Biafra: Our Dear Army, Please Cool Temper – By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they imbue in their members....

A President’s 32″ TV By Garba Shehu

When Bayo Omoboriowo, the restless Personal Photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari, barged in on the President requesting to have his picture taken as he watched the match between the Nigeria Super Eagles and the...

HOW INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ENGENDERED POWER STRUGGLE IN AFRICA (PART I)

By Effiong Edeke  Many people who have made their marks in the annals of Africa’s development and have gone ahead to become major players in global scheme of things are beneficiaries of international scholarships. In Nigeria,...

Reuben Abati: Lunch in London, Anxiety in Nigeria

“What’s gwan inna wa cwantry?” “What language is that?” “English of course.” “Sounds like Creole to me. Why don’t you just talk straight?” “Nobody talks straight in this country anymore.” “I still talk straight. I can’t start twisting my...

President Muhammadu Buhari and The Descendants Of Shimei By Femi Adesina

There is nothing new under the sun, goes a popular saying. In fact, the more things seem to change, the more they appear the same. From time immemorial, some people have spoken evil of...

Osotimehin, the baba and their bob

By Musibau Tunde Akanni To many of us who worked with him, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, immediate past executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was “Baba” as he strove to maintain a consistent father...

Igbo-haters, the Arewa Ultimatum & Our Nation by Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is...

What does Obasanjo want to do with a PhD?

By Stanley Ibeku  In his characteristic mien, he craves for his desideratum with unceasing sturdiness. And in most cases, he gets them, albeit accidentally as he once admitted. But his latest devotion is certainly not...

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