Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Tribe is Nigeria, By Ose Oyamendan

A year ago, my five year-old son was asked to give a talk to his class about himself. He stuns... read more

Is Nigeria Broke? By Ifeanyi Uddin

Is Nigeria “broke”? “No! It is not!” “Yes! It is!” The ruckus from counter-claims in response to this question is... read more

That Nigeria’s Quest for Membership of UNSC, By Yushau Shuaib

At 53 Nigeria has faced some challenges of nationhood, similar to what other great nations had or have faced. While... read more

Article of Faith: God is Talking to You [2] By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala Those who want to hear from God hear what they don’t want to hear. As I was driving... read more

Senate and Internet Monitoring: The Ethical Questions, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Adeolu Ademoyo Recently, the Nigerian senate voted in favor of the third reading of a bill to legalize the monitoring... read more

Letter to Nuhu Ribadu, or Reflections on the Destiny of a Mosaic Generation, By Pius Adesanmi

PIUS ADESANMI Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, although you are a Moslem, your cosmopolitanism is such that you surely are familiar with... read more

Celebrating Bayelsa state at 17, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson

On Tuesday 30th September, the government and people of Bayelsa state will gather to celebrate 17 years of the existence... read more

Black Africa: This Earth, My People! By Gimba Kakanda

“My people, I have been somewhere If I turn here, the rain beats me If I turn there, the sun... read more

A moratorium on 2015 election, By Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah I didn’t imagine I would return to this column, although temporarily, so soon after I decided to take... read more

Alternativlos: Character and Meaning in German Voting Culture, By Adepeju Solarin

So you are reading the first word thinking Alternative something? Close. Alternativlos (pronounced: Ahlteir-nah-tif-lohs) is a term that made its... read more

Leadership and National Development: The Missing Link, By Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu Mr. Ribadu suggests the changes Nigeria needs as it charts the way for the future.…... read more

Jonathan, Aregbesola and the Yoruba Nation, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode More people have been killed by terrorists under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan and in the last... read more

Oil Theft, Chatham House and the Ribadu Report, By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

The London-based independent think tank, Chatham House, has just released a damning report on the thriving oil theft in the... read more

Why Goodluck Jonathan must run for a second-term, By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala If the politicians of the far North are not careful, they will not get a president from their... read more

600: How Much Is Too Much? By Adekoya Boladale

Adekoya Boladale “You Nigerians have a larger than life figure. Your president and his delegation arrived in two Presidential Planes.... read more

Obituary: Frank Olusola Macaulay 1929-2013, By Femi Macaulay

As a form of greeting, the question was intriguing. Whenever Frank Olusola Macaulay asked, “How are you, today?” he laid... read more

Education and Nigeria’s Future, By Chidi Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu, Chair, National Human Rights Commission The future of every country lies in how it invests in the development,... read more

Delta CP and the Media, By Dele Agekameh

Dele Agekameh Though it is a civic responsibility of citizens to alert security agencies whenever a crime is being committed,... read more

A White Elephant Called Child Rights Act, By Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu A lesson man is taught by birds is that they take care of those that cannot fly without... read more

Two Jewish Stories: Reflections on the ’600-Man’ Delegation to New York, By Peter Oshun

My first introduction to formal logic was Lionel Ruby’s The Art of Making Sense, just after secondary school. To illustrate... read more

The Generation Game, By Hannatu Musawa

Hannatu Musawa In the book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture the author, a Canadian named Douglas Coupland, wrote... read more

University education and generational change in Africa (IV) By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

But when it comes to the countries that export students, the study by Wittenborg University has some findings that could... read more

Bamidele Upfront: Impunity is Nigeria, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú Nigeria stands on a strong tripod of mediocrity, impunity and corruption. It is the best country on the... read more

What is Boko Haram? By Akin Adesokan

Akin Adesokan [NOTE: This column was written before the author became aware of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Nairobi, Kenya,... read more

Memo to Fashola on a Security Scenario at Ikeja City Mall, By Lolade Bamidele

Your Excellency Our Dear Governor Fashola, I won’t attempt to waste your time. What strikes me very strongly and presses... read more