The Affliction of Dele Sobowale- by Ebun Asagbe

By Ebun Asagbe  | Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria | Sept. 16, 2017 –I am no medical practitioner, but surely there must be an appropriate term for the malady that ails Dele Sobowale. How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, anyone who has read his recent articles on the ASUU strike would think the same way. […]

Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured – By Lloyd F. Ukwu, Esquire

By Lloyd F. Ukwu, Esquire | Washington DC, USA | Sept. 16, 2017 – Nigeria must embrace restructuring now! If it resists, growing chaos and strife will ensue. The status quo is indefensible. The Nigerian Constitution—its birth certificate—is illegitimate.  The document was unilaterally decreed by a military dictator with ulterior motives to entrench the military and concentrate power at the center.  It’s an open secret that the Nigerian […]

The Mantra, ‘Nigerian Unity is not Negotiable’, is Pseudo-nationalism – By By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 22, 2017 – Nigerians love mantras – statements or slogans repeated frequently enough that they begin to sound like established facts or self-evident truths. Recently in this column (on June 22 2017), I interrogated the mantra of ‘generation shift’, which was renewed with vigour following the […]

The Days of The Shackles – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 22, 2017 – I have always asked the question whether the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, which pledged compliance with the rule of law, truly has regard for the courts? I do that routinely because of the many reported and substantiated cases of human rights abuses by the […]

Separatist agitations in Nigeria: Causes and Trajectories (I)- By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | August 2017 – President Buhari’s health challenges have sparked intrigue in Nigeria and awakened the politics of succession, which revolve around an assumed power-sharing arrangement between the northern and the southern parts of the country. This intrigue is reminiscent of what happened when former President Umaru Musa […]

Joe Igbokwe, Nnamdi Kanu and the Emperor’s New Clothes- By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | August 13, 2017 – The story is told of an Emperor whose obsession with clothes is second to none. His love for clothes was so much that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared less about state functions like warfare, people’s welfare, recreation, […]

The Serio-comedy that is neo-Biafranism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 13, 2017 – A lady from Akwa Ibom derisively talked about the map depicting the frontiers of Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) Biafra. The map placed her state within the boundaries of Biafra. The lady thought it was comical, and facetiously, she added, “If I am now […]

Upholding Child Dignity in Nigeria – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 6, 2017 – June 12 every year is marked as the World Day Against Child Labour. Being a member-nation of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, Nigeria also joined the rest of the world to mark the day. The ILO launched the day against child labour in 2002 […]

June 12, Our Collective Amnesia – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | August 5, 2017 – Most countries create their destinies around their pleasant or tragic memories. They document and engrave the experiences they collectively share from such incident. I think every important historical event ought to unify a people and foster deeper understanding among themselves. Most developed climes understand the […]

After a Pyrrhic Victory – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olakekan Waheed Adigun  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 1, 2017 – It has become a pastime for me to write about political parties and movements since I submitted my first degree dissertation, Political Parties and Democratization: The Effects of Party Politics on Nigeria’s Democratic Experience (2003-2011) at the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo […]

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