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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Power Of A Woman, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Women are a precious gift from God but there are some things that all men…


Time to Worry on Drop in Deepwater Oil Production, By Toyin Akinosho

Nigeria’s total production of crude oil fell by 100Million barrels between 2006 and 2008 and…


ANALYSIS: PDP Split: A Repeat of History

The ongoing internal chaos in the Peoples Democratic Party, which was actually a predictable twist…

Babayola Toungo

The PDP Serio-Comedy, By Babayola Toungo

My abhorrence for suspense makes me hate watching any TV programme that is produced in series. The fact that I have to make myself free at an appointed time, find fuel for my generator as an insurance against the PHCN’s legendary unreliability, makes me avoid watching ‘serialised soaps’. Whenever I…


Where are Nigeria’s old people? By Elor Nkereuwem

There is nothing quite as heart-warming as seeing a wizened, bent over old man taking a slow stroll arm-in-arm with a female version of himself. I’ve often wondered what it is about the sight that moves my otherwise toughened demeanour. It came to me recently. I am not used to…

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

The German Government’s Failed Turn on Africa, By Safia Dickersbach

How a German government institution botched a well-meant initiative on Africa and lets prejudices distort the practical execution of their own arts and culture exchange plans: Africa is not a country The cultural foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, the "Kulturstiftung des Bundes“, decided to initiate a new thematic…


Next question: Is there really something called a ‘Youth Agenda’? — #NewLeadership Series by Chude Jideonwo

It is impossible to have a youth agenda, and by God there should be none.  (more…)

Ayobami Oyalowo

Hail! The year of the telephonic agricultural revolution – By Ayobami Oyalowo

"Defenders of a senseless policy do more to expose their folly while attempting to defend their ill conceived and ill thought out programs.” (more…)

Wana Udobang: He tells me he has seen a psychiatrist and was told he was schizophrenic and bi-polar. From the moment he repeated his diagnosis, his body became jittery, tapping on one foot, and frenzied

My boyfriend is going schizophrenic, By Wana Udobang

[caption id="attachment_109394" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Wana Udobang: He tells me he has seen a psychiatrist and was told he was schizophrenic and bi-polar. From the moment he repeated his diagnosis, his body became jittery, tapping on one foot, and frenzied[/caption] “I am going schizo,” he says, as he rubs his palm…

Pius Adesanmi

Reparations: What Nigeria Owes the Tortoise, by Pius Adesanmi

Second Edition of the State of the Nation Distinguished Lecture Series Convened by the Save Nigeria Group, Lagos, November 12, 2012 (PART ONE) Protocols! My hosts, Pastor Tunde Bakare, esteemed convener of the SNG, and Mr. Yinka Odumakin, irrepressible spokesman of the group, must be used to thankless jobs by…

Jaafar Jaafar

The pains of Jonathan’s avian diplomacy By Jaafar Jaafar’

Unless President Jonathan is trying to find our lost NigComSat 1 satellite, these frequent air travels should stop immediately. (more…)


Was justice miscarried in dismissing the case against Akpabio’s election?

An analysis of the ruling by an Abuja court that validated the emergence of Godswill Akpabio as the PDP governorship candidate in 2011. (more…)

Former House of Reps Speaker, Dimeji Bankole's trial had a high media buzz

News Analysis: Hefty bail for small ‘thief’, paltry bail for subsidy ‘thieves’

Alleged criminals should be treated equally and fairly in relation to their crimes. (more…)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and coordinating Minister for the economy

Should Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Resign? By Omoade Adelani

Omoade Adelani argues that calls for the Finance Minister’s resignation are from corrupt officials. (more…)

Reclaiming Nigeria: The Way Forward By Abubakar Sidiq Usman

'From crisis to sustainable development,' a World Bank publication in 1989 asserts that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development is the crisis of governance; by governance is meant the exercise of political powers to manage the affairs of the nation’s affairs."  It thus becomes imperative that the main problem confronting…