Opinion

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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Ambode: A quiet but virtuoso performance

In his 27 years as a civil servant in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was a quiet, solid achiever of immense gifts and remarkable ethos. With a bachelor’s and master’s in…

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PDP’s Final Attempt at Resurrection

By Tajudeen Adeoye In the rave of the now passed crisis that engulfed the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former President Olusegun Obasanjo described the party as…

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NIGERIA: IS THE MILITARY STRONG ONLY AGAINST THE WEAK?

On December 12, 2015 in Kaduna state, north central Nigeria, the military allegedly mowed down hundreds of Shiite Muslims who allegedly tried to obstruct their path. Till date, their leader,…

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Asiwaju Tinubu, Restructuring and The King’s College Speech

The debate about the expediency – or otherwise – of restructuring has increasingly become a top-drawer issue, gaining momentum by the day and suggesting that it may be one of…

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Tobacco Smuggling and Taxation

By Kola Akinmurewa Illicit trade is a global multi-billion dollar ‘enterprise’ and, according to the website illicittrade.org, spans a wide range of activities that include intellectual property infringement and the…

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Our Dear Army, Please Cool Temper By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they…

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Nkem Says: Every Rich Man Is Handsome (Or Not?)

Before you join me in psycho-analyzing the issue of a man’s “beauty” being subject to the weight of his pocket, let’s get one thing straight: Money is sexy as hell….

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Opinion: Buhari and the People of the Lie

So dry bones could still rise again? So corpses do walk? So “spot diagnosis” that can spot the dead from a far without medical prognosis could fail abysmally? So the…

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Diversification: Kwara Lawmakers’ proactive step towards achieving food security

The Kwara State House of Assembly, particularly the 8th Legislature, for the umpteenth time has not only proven its acumen in lawmaking business, but the members have on several occasions…

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