Coronavirus Lockdown: An Executive Error of Judgement. – Barr. Omotoye

From Betty Idialu: A Warri-based legal practitioner,, Mr Clem Ade Omotoye  has faulted  the ongoing total lockdown across Delta State describing it  as an executive error of judgement. The lawyer  opined that a positive Coronavirus case for which the state is in a total shutdown has yet to be recorded in the state when the […]

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SANUSI: THE ERA OF MONARCHICAL RULE IS OVER BY MONOYO SNR.

Nigerians like to jump into trending topics and make all kinds of predictions and analyses like fake pastors. It is unfortunate that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was dethroned as Emir. It is a sore move by the Kano state government. Personally, I admire some of his qualities as an enlightened Nigerian. He is very articulate on […]

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On Sanusi’s dethroning: The north only beheads the bearers of truth by Fredrick Nwabufo

Northern Nigeria is prostrate. It is the axis of uglies – banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, diseases, ignorance, and drug abuse. Alas! The region’s elite are aware of the problems, but look away because the disequilibrious status quo sustains them. What is petrifying, however, is that they maul and clobber at anyone who spits the truth in […]

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NIGERIA: GOOD PEOPLE, HORRIBLE PEOPLE by Femi Adesina

Sometime in 2009, Professor Dora Akunyili launched a rebranding campaign for Nigeria. She was then Minister for Information, and the slogan she brought was Nigeria: Good People, Great Nation. It was a most contentious issue then. Was Nigeria truly made of good people? Were we equally a great, or even potentially great nation? The campaign […]

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Bishop Kukah mourns Seminarian Michael Nnadi: Nigeria, Does Not Possess Values Any Sane Citizen Should Die For

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah mourns his boy, (Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi on 11th February 2020 at Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna.) 1. We have gathered around the remains of Michael in supplication but also as solemn witnesses to the penetrating darkness that hovers over our country. I have the rare honour […]

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‘Shege Ka Fasa’ and our clash of civilisations by YINKA ODUMAKIN

Humans die. Countries die. The only difference is that while individuals can die suddenly, countries die gradually except that most inhabitants of a dying country don’t put the symptoms together because they are bogged down with daily survival. It is only after the country is dead that they would be recalling the signs they saw. […]

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How Northern Elite created these bandits by Fredrick Nwabufo

A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) put the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria to 13.5 million – as of 2018. An unimpressive mass of this number comes from Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, and other northern states. In December 2019, Jigawa state government announced it would open a bidding […]

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Amotekun and the North’s fears by Lasisi Olagunju

Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the king’s selective potency – and his selective impotence. They also […]

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DANGER OF GRADUATES THAT DON’T THINK BEYOND THEIR CERTIFICATES By Gbenga Adebambo

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” — Albert Einstein The greatest form of disability in life is not knowing your ability. Your winning edge in life is not the degree you have acquired or the certificate you possessed, but […]

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