Drafting a people’s manifesto - Edwin Madunagu

21 February 2018
Drafting a people’s manifesto - Edwin Madunagu

It is now appropriate, indeed imperative, for the Nigerian Left to present its own manifesto to the country. This should be in form of a people’s manifesto, a people’s charter...

Buhari’s policy document says Jonathan grew the economy despite decline in oil sector growth - Kuromiema Miabiye

21 February 2018
Buhari’s policy document says Jonathan grew the economy despite decline in oil sector growth - Kuromiema Miabiye

I am doing a review of the present Macroeconomic Framework of the Federal government focusing on 2018 in particular. All the policy documents I saw are so disjointed that even...

Judges, the law and our democracy - Reuben Abati

20 February 2018
Judges, the law and our democracy - Reuben Abati  

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on...

A widening conflict between herdsmen and farmers is redefining Nigeria’s geopolitics - Mark Amaza

19 February 2018
A widening conflict between herdsmen and farmers is redefining Nigeria’s geopolitics - Mark Amaza

On the weekend of Jan. 20, a Fulani ethnic militia attacked the village of Kikan in Numan district of Adamawa state, killing three people, injuring many more and carting away...

Language as development: The Lagos example - Festus Adedayo 

18 February 2018
Language as development: The Lagos example - Festus Adedayo 

A creative edge was brought into governmental policy decisions last week. It was the unassuming but very consequential policy of the Akinwumi Ambode government of Lagos State to rescue the...

The tyranny of convenience - Tim Wu

17 February 2018
The tyranny of convenience - Tim Wu

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual...

For Muhammed, February is not about love - Dare Babarinsa

16 February 2018
For Muhammed, February is not about love - Dare Babarinsa

February 13, 1976, was General Murtala Ramat Muhammed’s death day. Our historical trajectory may have taken a different path had Muhammed escaped his assassins 42 years ago. But he did...

Are ‘Digital Age’ leaders really the answer? - Jideofor Adibe

16 February 2018
Are ‘Digital Age’ leaders really the answer? - Jideofor Adibe

One of the important issues highlighted by innuendo in Obasanjo’s recent letter to Buhari on the basis of which the Ota General advised him to forego any second term ambition...

To NatGeo: A story idea on Nigerian animals - Reuben Abati

13 February 2018
To NatGeo: A story idea on Nigerian animals - Reuben Abati  

Dear Editor, NatGeo, I am a great fan of your magazine, National Geographic, and your sister platform, National Geo Wild, and your coverage of natural history, particularly the behaviour of...

IBB, Catholic bishops and Buhari’s pillows - Festus Adedayo

12 February 2018
IBB, Catholic bishops and Buhari’s pillows - Festus Adedayo

Of a truth, Nigeria is a very great country. Each time you are downcast, wondering why providence was this unkind to have herded you among this lot, something to cheer...

Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared - Jideofor Adibe

11 February 2018
Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared - Jideofor Adibe  

The dust had not properly settled on Obasanjo’s call on Buhari not to seek a second term when Babangida, Nigeria’s only military President, in a statement issued on his behalf...

Before the next round - Edwin Madunagu

09 February 2018
Before the next round - Edwin Madunagu

I am inviting our country’s popular-democratic forces, especially the Nigerian Left, to join me in looking back once again. We have to look as the Nigerian state and the various...

Of drowning men and national security - Reuben Abati

09 February 2018
Of drowning men and national security - Reuben Abati  

Jimoh Moshood, the current Police Public Relations officer in Abuja is probably the most unprofessional occupier of that office since 1999. His lack of professionalism and ready capacity to perpetually...

Three old men in the ring - Dare Babarinsa

09 February 2018
Three old men in the ring - Dare Babarinsa

The people of Lafia trooped out last Tuesday to welcome the nation’s number one citizen to Nasarawa State. The enthusiastic welcome was an indication that Buhari still pack a lot...

What’s IBB up to? - Olatunji Dare 

07 February 2018
What’s IBB up to? - Olatunji Dare 

President Muhammadu Buhari and his senior aides must have spent this past weekend trying to decipher the inner meaning and long-term implications of broadsides about his Administration released for public...

What exactly is Babangida saying? - Reuben Abati

06 February 2018
What exactly is Babangida saying? - Reuben Abati  

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on...

Buhari: The making of a tragic hero - Abraham Ogbodo

05 February 2018
Buhari: The making of a tragic hero - Abraham Ogbodo

The Aristotelian perspective defines the tragic hero as being complete in all the indices of greatness, but lacking in an essential character trait that makes all the difference. This is...

The stupid economy - Harold James

05 February 2018
The stupid economy - Harold James

Most discussions about the march of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) have understandably concentrated on fears of massive job losses. But the implications of these technologies are actually far more...

Time too short for restructuring? - Kayode Samuel

03 February 2018
Time too short for restructuring? - Kayode Samuel

Those who still argue that the time is too short to organise anything effective on the political front must remind themselves that the entire Abdusalami transition took just eleven months....

Why I cannot #StandwithAishaBuhari - Jideofor Adibe

02 February 2018
Why I cannot #StandwithAishaBuhari - Jideofor Adibe  

I will like to preface my commentary on the reported re-tweets by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, of some uncomplimentary tweets about her husband’s government by Senators Ben...

The people are in trouble when the leaders are lost - Dare Babarinsa

02 February 2018
The people are in trouble when the leaders are lost - Dare Babarinsa

There is a growing debate, considering that the Federal Government is increasingly becoming helpless to curb the wave of violence sweeping the land, whether a different structure would have suited...

Obasanjo and the extent of presidential powers - Reuben Abati

30 January 2018
Obasanjo and the extent of presidential powers - Reuben Abati  

More than a week after President Olusegun Obasanjo released his state of the nation commentary and devastating assessment of the Buhari administration, it has remained the main subject in the...

Oil’s uncertain comeback - Mohamed A. El-Erian

29 January 2018
Oil’s uncertain comeback - Mohamed A. El-Erian

As global economic growth picks up practically everywhere, oil producers are becoming increasingly hopeful that the recent impressive price recovery will continue. But, if those hopes are to be fulfilled,...

Obasanjo: This is your life - Festus Adedayo

28 January 2018
Obasanjo: This is your life - Festus Adedayo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo literally set the polity on fire during the week. In a lengthy epistolary during the week, he had put into writing what many Nigerians have been...

Overcoming vote buying - Tribune editorial

27 January 2018
Overcoming vote buying - Tribune editorial

One major slur on elections and indeed the democratic process in Nigeria is the practice of vote buying. It has become a recurring decimal in the nation’s elections, to the...

Is the President not aware? - Abba Mahmood

26 January 2018
Is the President not aware? - Abba Mahmood

There is virtually no part of Nigeria that is peaceful. There is virtually no household that is happy. There is virtually no individual that is not living in fear in...

Obasanjo, grandmaster of timing, changes calculations for 2019 - Jideofor Adibe

26 January 2018
Obasanjo, grandmaster of timing, changes calculations for 2019 - Jideofor Adibe  

I was already researching for an article on Obasanjo following his recent successful defence of his PhD thesis at the National Open University of Nigeria at the age of over...

How will a breakthrough come? - Edwin Madunagu

25 January 2018
How will a breakthrough come? - Edwin Madunagu  

About five years ago, in late January and early February 2013, The Guardian published my three – part column titled Struggling for seats in a sinking boat. When, recently, I...

Aisha, Obasanjo and Buhari’s burden - Olusegun Adeniyi

25 January 2018
Aisha, Obasanjo and Buhari’s burden - Olusegun Adeniyi

Conventional wisdom teaches that when you get to a situation where your friends and enemies are singing from the same page on issues affecting you, it is time to reflect...

Aisha Buhari: The critic in the other room - Reuben Abati

23 January 2018
Aisha Buhari: The critic in the other room - Reuben Abati  

Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to...

The right question about inequality and growth - Jason Furman

22 January 2018
The right question about inequality and growth - Jason Furman

The belief that inequality hurts economic growth is gaining currency among policymakers. Some argue forcefully that high levels of inequality can make sustained growth impossible, and may even contribute to...

Nigeria: It’s just few hours to Kigali - Festus Adedayo

22 January 2018
Nigeria: It’s just few hours to Kigali - Festus Adedayo

Narratives of hatred and violence are similar all over the world. Take for instance Hitler’s Nazis. Jews were subhuman and were comparable only to maggots, lice and rats, the narrative...

Why I stand with Buhari - Femi Adesina

21 January 2018
Why I stand with Buhari - Femi Adesina

These are very difficult times in our country. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, as the New Year opened with killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Taraba, and Benue states, among others. Of...

Buhari: Blessed are those who knew beforehand - Kayode Samuel

21 January 2018
Buhari: Blessed are those who knew beforehand - Kayode Samuel

In John 20:29, Jesus said to Thomas, the doubting disciple, "...because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." And...

Abortion rights go against the spirit of civil rights - Michael Gerson

21 January 2018
Abortion rights go against the spirit of civil rights - Michael Gerson

Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade was decided, the right to abortion that the Supreme Court discerned remains controversial and disputed.The expectation of legal abortion is deeply embedded in U.S....

Bakare, Mbaka, Williams, others: It’s time to do it again - Oluwamuyiwa Okuseinde

19 January 2018
Bakare, Mbaka, Williams, others: It’s time to do it again - Oluwamuyiwa Okuseinde

The situation in which we have found ourselves in Nigeria today does not require any elucidation. It is clear enough even for the blind to see. But just in case...

Fulani herdsmen and the logic of false consensus - Jideofor Adibe

19 January 2018
Fulani herdsmen and the logic of false consensus - Jideofor Adibe

Many adults can remember the ‘class idiot’ in their primary and secondary school days. Virtually every class had its own ‘idiot’ – someone who was always the butt of jokes...

As Benue unites in grief ... - Kayode Samuel

18 January 2018
As Benue unites in grief ... - Kayode Samuel

I guess many have now forgotten that Benue is actually an APC state and that Ogbeh and Ortom are indeed members of the same party. It's what happens whenever you...

The season of recanting - Reuben Abati

16 January 2018
The season of recanting - Reuben Abati

“I wish I could travel to the US right now” “Why? Why not wait till summer time?”“No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly how...

It is time to renegotiate our union - Tunde Bakare

15 January 2018
It is time to renegotiate our union - Tunde Bakare

Introduction For today’s State of the Nation broadcast, I have chosen as a theme: “It is Time to Renegotiate our Union,” and for the texts of Scripture, please turn your...





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