Opinion

‘Dead’ President And Dead Men in His Cabinet By Erasmus Ikhide

The discovery of dead persons names on President Muhammadu Buhari’s boards’ appointments made last weekend signposted a nation in constant trauma, plagued by inept leadership and a stubbornly disoriented clique…

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The Innoson and GTBank imbroglio

A businessman who wants a loan is almost ready to do anything. He would grovel if the loan officer asks him to, he would bark like a dog if he…

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How corruption brought Nigeria to her knees at Christmas

By Gbemiga Olakunle The Christmas season is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world. The Christmas Day marks the date of the virgin birth of the Saviour. It…

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Why’s Jerusalem so important to Israelis and Palestinians?

President Trump’s recent decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has ruffled feathers across the world – but delighted Israel and some Christian evangelicals….

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North-East Counter terrorism and Counter insurgency operations: Challenges and Lessons

By Lt. General Tukur Buratai As we are all aware, the emergence of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) led insurgency that began in 2009 in the Northeast has been one…

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Two Years of Unlawful Detention: A Memo to Sambo Dasuki

Dear Sambo Dasuki, It’s exactly two years ago, in the morning of December 1, 2015, when we chatted on the phone over the security operatives that had invaded your Asokoro…

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NEMA and politics of relief materials

The current President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which was inaugurated on May 29th 2015, gave millions of Nigerians the impression that the political office holders will treat all Nigerians as equal…

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The media has a problem with alcoholism – and it’s stopping people getting help

The term alcoholism has long been retired from official alcohol clinical and policy guidance, abandoned as a reductionist and stigmatising label for problem drinking. Instead, alcohol use disorders, some including…

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Gbobaniyi: We Are All 50 Today…A Tribute To Femi Davies At 50

By Olawale Olaleye Life, they say, begins at 40. However, at 50 – the golden age – life is expected to have thrown in one’s way, a degree of stability…

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Challenges of Democracy and Roles of Civil Society Organizations

By: Sanusi Olaniyan .M. and Tumininu Adeeko One of the most daunting problems which have stunted the growth of Nigeria democratically and advance its stability is the lack of adherence…

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Positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future

By Kemi Adeosun Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on…

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Another Kakanfo on the march

By Dare Babarinsa Few months ago, Otunba Gani Adams informed me that our baba, Kabiyesi Alayeluwa, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, was going to honour him with the historic…

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Aso Rock Has Fallen

By Adekoya Boladale As it stands now, there is only one thing holding the government of President Muhammadu Buhari together: the Nigerian Constitution which stipulates a term of four years….

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Re: Kasamu’s latest attack on OGD, Kasamu should visit the US to issue press statement

My attention has been drawn yet again to another unguarded, uncouth and irresponsible vituperation by the Senator representing the Ogun East Senatorial district, Buruji Kasamu in some national newspapers and…

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The Options Before Nigeria

In the midst of sustained challenge for restructuring and other sundry agitations in Nigeria, there is iota of hope, if only the ruling class is prepared to do the needful,…

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PDP: Time for a fresh start By Gbenga Daniel

As a loyal party man who desires the best for our great party, the PDP. I have done informed study of the myriad of problems which confronted our political party…

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That ill-advised search for oil in the north

By Bolaji Tunji On Monday, President Mohammadu Buhari was said to have met with three state governors from the northern part of the country. The meeting was to discuss what…

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Nigeria on the Precipice: Media Specialist, Michael Owhoko, suggests ways of fixing Nigeria in new book

With growing concerns raised on the future of Nigeria owing to sustained agitation for justice and equity in the political arrangement and administration of the country, there is hope that…

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