Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fifty Billion-Dollar Blues, By Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi Aso Rock Villa. Yoruba music-themed day in one of the expansive presidential reception rooms. Ebenezer Obey is crooning... read more

Obasanjo’s ‘satanic’ letter, By Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah Olusegun Obasanjo’s damning letter to President Goodluck Jonathan must rank as the most narcissistic (and the narcissism of... read more

Mandela’s legacy: Six Lessons in Moral Leadership, By Evelyn Groenink

A guy in the train on the way to the Mandela memorial service in Soweto says he is bitter.  “Yes,... read more

Jonathan’s ‘killer squad’ and Obasanjo’s amnesia-letter, By Kayode Ogundamisi

Obasanjo should also take blame for Jonathan presidency.…... read more

Three Amazons, One Cause, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Human Rights Day coincides with the end of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women. It’s the day... read more

The Day Of My Resurrection From The Dead, By Femi Aribisala

There is a bullet in my leg, but there is nothing wrong with my leg. Twenty years ago, on 26th... read more

FOR THE RECORDS: Before it is too late, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Dear Mr. President, A letter of appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo I... read more

Mandela: The litmus test of greatness By Dele Agekameh

Dele Agekameh ‘The metamorphosis and trajectory of Mandela’s life is surely a lesson for those who lead or those who... read more

As Governor Lamido, PDP Chair, Tukur, Pound Each Other, By Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu The confrontation between the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, and the Governor of... read more

Working for our rights, By Obo Effanga

As the world marks this year’s Human Rights Day on December 10, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon is urging... read more

On the purported slight of Nigeria at Mandela’s Funeral, By Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi “Fellow Liberians: As I speak to you today, I am most gratified by the caliber of the delegations... read more

Who steps into the shoes of Nelson Mandela? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u Africa had never been short of great people. But few would argue that in colonial and postcolonial... read more

Our Mandela and Our Future: These Terrible Oppositionists, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim Mandela, our Mandela is the first individual to become a truly global brand without opposition and dissenting views.... read more

Toll-roads And The Public Account, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Federal government is apparently considering returning tolls to highways it maintains as a means of ensuring that these remain... read more

Shed No Christian Blood, By Mohammed El-Kanemy [Sheikh Of Borno]

Praise be to God, and prayers and peace be unto the Apostle of God (Mohammed). To the honoured and accomplished,... read more

Tackling the Mirage of Uninterrupted Power, By Abah John Abah

Abah John Abah For almost two years, I have been paying between 5,000 to 10,000 naira monthly to the Power... read more

A Garble of Misinformation About EFCC, By Wilson Uwujaren

Wilson Uwujaren I have come to admire Nigerian columnists for their ingenuity and ability to mask motives, while posturing as... read more

Madiba Nelson Mandela: Only The Deep Can Call To The Deep, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Adeolu Ademoyo He gave us many signs that he was leaving.  But we fell on our knees to beg him... read more

Article of Faith: David did not kill Goliath[4] By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala Jesus’ life provides a completely different message from the cock-and-bull story of David killing Goliath. Who does not... read more

The Nerve Of Lawal Kaita And The Shame Of Junaid Mohammed, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode In the last few days the following contributions from two eminent personalities have inflamed passions and been the topic of... read more

How Mandela’s Funeral Will Impact Nigeria, By Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi Our columnist, Pius Adesanmi, has been blogging on Facebook since Nelson Mandela passed on on Thursday. Find three... read more

What Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Meant To Me, By Hannatu Musawa

Hannatu Massawa As the news of the passing of a hero broke on this sad December morning, the heartbreak and... read more

The Seduction of Nelson Mandela, By Dele Olojede

Dele Olojede The old man was sneaky in that way. At various moments when his country tottered and seemed all... read more

African Workers Tribute To Mandela, By Owei Lakemfa

Nelson Mandela “Mandela’s life was one of service, sacrifice, freedom…”…... read more

EDITORIAL: Nelson Mandela [1918 - 2013]: An enduring lesson for African leaders

Nelson Mandela In her exciting biography, Every Secret Thing, Gilian Slovo, daughter of the revered South African freedom fighters, Joe... read more