Opinion

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National Conference and the art of dialogue, By Nnimmo Bassey

Delegates have to get to the point of hearing and feeling each other, author says.…

Femi Fani-Kayode

The Barbarians Of Africa, Femi Fani-Kayode

Last week I wrote an essay titled ''12 Years A Slave and The Case For…

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D

Article of Faith: Unraveling the Mystery of Dreams, By Femi Aribisala

The fact that you saw someone in a dream does not mean the dream is…

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Proactive Leadership, By Taiwo Odukoya

Where there is no vision, the people perish…  (Proverbs 29:18a) A 2005 research by Tiina Jokinen of the University of Vaasa, identified proactivity as one of the key global leadership competencies of the modern age. Proactivity we all know is acting in advance to deal with an unexpected difficulty; it…

Sunday Ogidigbo

Nigeria: A clueless generation, By Sunday Ogidigbo

I don’t blame the people that think that Nigeria is God’s cartoon network. One hundred years after the birth of our nation, we cannot provide the simplest of amenities for our ever growing population. Against this backdrop of gross socioeconomic deficit, the drums were rolled out for a multi-billion Naira…

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ELEVATED SIGHT: Dangers of Lagging Behind God’s Agenda [3], By Fred Adetiba

This is the third and concluding part of this series. Kindly follow these links for the part one and two. In the part 2, we established that there is a manifestation of God beyond Pentecostalism, and the failure of Christians to move beyond that has largely been responsible for the…

PIUS ADESANMI

By the Way, What is SLS doing About Reno Omokri? By Pius Adesanmi

I am not done with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s post-suspension politics yet. I stated last week that he is poorly served by the combination of his advisers and his personal arrogance and this explains why he has been travelling on the dead-end road of justifying and rationalizing the one area of…

Hannatu Musawa

Surprise Inspiration, By Hannatu Musawa

Last week was an extraordinarily difficult week for me professionally, personally and medically. Usually when I go through periods in my life that challenges me, I normally recline into my shell, remove myself from whatever situation I was in before, to reassess what part I may have played in the…

Joseph I.Amenaghawon

Prayer For Nigeria, By Amenaghawon Joseph

In Nigeria, we pride ourselves as being very religious and prayerful people. It is not uncommon for our places of worship to be packed full with Nigerians from all walks of life on the prayer days of the different religious faiths. It is not also uncommon for Nigerian families to…

Zainab Suleiman Okino

The growing militia threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Everyday, hundreds of people are killed across the country. The killings are attributed to the rising threat of militia groups in Nigeria. Described by the United Nations as 'increasingly monstrous', the upsurge of militia aggression should be a growing concern to all except perhaps, those protected by state powers and…

Dele Agekameh

Immigration Recruitment Tragedy: My Niece Was Involved, By Dele Agekameh 

“I mean we were out to look for job and not to be treated like refugees.”   In the wake of the hullabaloo that greeted the unfortunate death of more than 19 applicants at the charade recently organised by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, I reached out to Evelyn Abiodun,…

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Power Sector: Government is Attempting an Escape, By Garba Shehu

It doesn’t sound like we have a government in place. If we had one, someone should start worrying about the sliding power supply. I am of the generation of Nigerians who cut their teeth on candle lights and rechargeable lamps and given the way things are going, from bad to…

Okey Ndibe

Abba Moro and the War on the Poor, By Okey Ndibe

I was going to title this piece, “Why is Abba Moro Still a Minister?” but changed my mind. In the context of Nigeria, the answer to the question seemed rather obvious. Nigeria is ravaged by human-made poverty. A society with a humane sensibility would invest every resource and deploy its…

Saleh Ashaka

Centenary awards without Ribadu: A huge mistake, By Saleh Ashaka

“The extent aggrieved persons could go to get even was exposed when Obasanjo left government and the politicians swooped on Ribadu...” (more…)

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Bamidele Upfront: Nigeria’s Herods, Herodias and Salomes, By Bamidele Olateju

I write to you today as a people who are rejecters of truth. Truth is bitter, truth is constant, truth is dangerous, especially when spoken to power. Not everybody is waiting to hear the truth we proclaim on civic leadership, follower-ship and duty. There will always be rejection of the…

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D

A Jerry Rawlings solution for Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

A fictitious prescription for Nigeria’s class of political “lootocrats.” (more…)

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What Hope for the Unemployed Graduate? By Gidado Yushau Shuaib

As a student, I still have the fear of tomorrow after graduation if one could get a job or die while searching for non-existing vacancy. In fact as many have lately observed, we  are now sitting on a time-bomb when millions are unemployed. A 2012 survey by the National Bureau of…

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Death as Employment Strategy in Nigeria, By Adeshina Afolayan

Nigeria is a wonderful country, no doubt. And I am not concerned about its abundant mineral resources or climatic condition. Of course, in that regard, we are spared the horrors of rampaging anthropomorphised disasters: Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Andrew, Whirlwind Marino, Tornado Alley, Blizzard Brutus, Snowstorm Anaconda, and so on. Quaint,…

Bowen University crisis, spotlight on Nigerian private varsities, By Abiola Solanke

"Students are sent to the tertiary institution to not only acquire knowledge, but to learn self-reliance, human relations and independent existence". The incident at Bowen University, Iwo on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 is an event that will continue to linger in the minds of staff, students, parents and friends of…

Tolu Ogunlesi

Let’s leave religion out of Nigeria’s politics, By Tolu Ogunlesi

“They knew that Nigerians don't query their religious leaders.” (more…)

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

The beauty of failure and tragedy of defeat, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Failure itself is not a bad thing, the author says. (more…)

Jibrin Ibrahim

Pastoralist Transhumance, and Rural Banditry, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One question agitating the minds of every thinking person today is – what is the state of the Nigerian State? Are we drifting into the abyss? Are we being governed and what is the state of governance in the country today? The state as we know it from political science…

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An Open Letter To The Jonatithes, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

Dear Jonatithes; I must apologize for not writing sooner to welcome you to our great capital city. I was a little bit confused as to the protocol of welcoming men and women to a city they visit often and where many of them have homes. But then I saw the…

Ifeanyi Uddin

Removing the Fuel Subsidy, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The queues are back at the filling stations; and our lived experience has taken a turn for the worse; a few fires have started. Yet, this is but a seasonal experience. Like the rains which will soon start to fall, methinks our response ought to be to prepare to contain…

PIUS ADESANMI

Seeking Intervention Funds to Seal Lamido Sanusi’s Lips , By Pius Adesanmi

Led by Nasir El Rufai, Lamido Sanusi’s throng of friends, admirers, and supporters don’t seem to like him very much. There are some bitter in-house truths they are obviously not telling him and it is starting to show in his extremely poor post-suspension public engagement strategy. This explains why they…