25 June 2017
Saudi Arabia’s game of thrones - Bernard Haykel

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has just replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, completing a process of power centralization that began...

25 June 2017
How viable is the state of Biafra? Emmanuel-Francis Nwaolisa Ogomegbunam

First let me start with a dose of reality, an actual Biafran state recognised by the comity of nations world-wide is impossible. Why?Because no Nigerian leader will ever - and...

25 June 2017
The amazing works of  Kanu Agabi - Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

I had cause to visit a friend's Chambers in Abuja, so I needed help to locate the place. He had sent me the address as: Trinity Towers, Mabushi, FCT, Abuja....

23 June 2017
The evil of media trial - NIG

There is need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to guide against whipping up public sentiments against judicial officers whenever it found itself on the wrong side of judicial verdicts,...

23 June 2017
The new ‘generation shift’ mantra - Jideofor Adibe

Since the election of Emmanuel Macron, 39, as the youngest President of France, several Nigerian writers have suddenly rediscovered an old mantra: ‘generation shift’. With Buhari’s official age at 74,...

22 June 2017
The kidnapper is nearer to you than he appears - Dare Babarinsa

Olapade Ojo-Odide has been missing since April 24, 2017. Ojo-Odide was driving alone in his car on Elele Road, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, when he was accosted by some hoodlums along...

22 June 2017
The road to restructuring or ruin - Opeyemi Agbaje

Nigeria is on the path to a restructuring of the Nigerian state to re-establish the principles of federalism as our founding fathers freely decided in the negotiations that led to...

20 June 2017
Coup d'etat is possible anywhere - Tola Adeniyi

Who says coup d’état is not possible in Nigeria or anywhere for that matter? Let no one delude themselves and treat their citizens anyhow on the false oars that coup...

20 June 2017
JAMB 2017: Matters arising - Reuben Abati

I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB...

18 June 2017
Theresa May and the arrogance of power - Fela Rotimi

United Kingdom might yet have another general election within six months and most probably another overlapping referendum to finally clear-up this Brexit mess. That is the latitude & extent of...

18 June 2017
Buhari caused current division in Nigeria with 5% vs 97% speech – Reno Omokri

On Tuesday 13th of June, 2017, the great patriot and nation builder, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, turned 75 years old. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, his former boss and military superior who...

17 June 2017
The Igbo nation: Are we truly maginalised? - Nicky Okoye

So, a young man was given access to a microphone, on a radio station and then he started spreading a hate message which has resonated with a number of his...

16 June 2017
Nigeria at the Buhari crossroads - Opeyemi Agbaje

It is mid-way through the expected four year tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari and rather than celebration, there is uncertainty and tension in the air. Buhari himself is unwell, hospitalized...

15 June 2017
A footnote to Saraki's victory - Pius Adesanmi

Hearty and warm congratulations to Senate President Bukola Saraki, who has, once again, earned a commendable victory over the people of Nigeria. He has been defeating the Nigerian people since...

15 June 2017
Dangerous brinksmanship - Jideofor Adibe

The hot news these days is the current notice given by some Northern ‘youths’ under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for the Igbo to leave the 12...

13 June 2017
Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation - Reuben Abati

Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this...

12 June 2017
Labor markets in the age of automation - Laura Tyson

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are powering a new wave of automation, with machines matching or outperforming humans in a fast-growing range of tasks, including some that require complex...

12 June 2017
June 12: Beyond a 'harmless' remembrance - Israel A. Ebije

Events after the infamous June 12 election may not be forgotten on account of sentiments that culminated in a bloodbath. The late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was adjudged to have won...

11 June 2017
Theresa May’s failed gamble - Jacek Rostowski

Six months ago, I predicted that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wouldn’t last far beyond May of this year. I expected the British people to have realized by then...

11 June 2017
Awo: Remembering that day, 30 years after - Folu Olamiti

Saturday, May 9, 1987. The day broke, like any other day. There was no premonition of anything earth-shaking. No foreboding. All seemed at peace. As Editor of Sunday Tribune, I...

10 June 2017
Women can wear blue, men can wear pink, Igbo can reside peacefully in northern Nigeria – Olatorera Oniru

The news of youths in northern Nigeria providing an ultimatum and establishing a deadline for all Igbos in Northern Nigeria to vacate the region, came to me as a big...

09 June 2017
Reno Omokri: What we can learn from one another - Jideofor Adibe

Reno Omokri’s article, ‘Hegemony: What the Igbo can learn from Yoruba and Fulani about power’ – published in the Vanguard of June 3, 2017, was very insightful and could mainstream...

08 June 2017
Donkeys and Nigerian unity - Gambo Dori

I could not help but take notice of M T Usman’s letter to the Editor in the Daily Trust of May 23th 2017 bemoaning the absence of the familiar sight...

07 June 2017
All is quiet on the western front - Dare Babarinsa

Let me start with a confession. I have not read the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. However, I had expected that one of the new grounds the...

06 June 2017
Two years of change - Reuben Abati

“How is it going my brother?" “We just dey look. Two years and we thank God.” “How was your May 29?” “There was no celebration. We just siddon dey look.”...

06 June 2017
Politics is a joke, and that might be what’s keeping us sane - Anne Applebaum

I admit: I laughed more than once. By the time I saw President Trump’s half-written, abruptly abandoned tweet — “Despite the negative press covfefe” — on Wednesday morning, Central European...

04 June 2017
What the Igbo can learn from Yoruba and Fulani about power – Reno Omokri

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Sovereign State of Biafra and one or more questions still linger. I will not delve into the more contentious...

03 June 2017
Hillary Clinton, smash your rearview mirror - Ruth Marcus

Well, Hillary Clinton isn’t going gently. That may be understandable, but it’s not smart — not for Clinton, not for her party and not for other female candidates. Clinton has...

03 June 2017
Who is afraid of Osinbajo? - Musa Alhassan

Our people say a toad does not wander about in the afternoon for no good cause. This is why we must examine the personal attacks that have been leveled against...

02 June 2017
Osinbajo: Preacher, professor and politician - Akin Osuntokun

The dominant theme (apologies for those professorial sounding words) of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s stewardship is ‘compromise and healing’. I put those words-compromise and healing in inverted comas because the...

02 June 2017
The North, which North? - Tola Adeniyi

We have lived with this myth for far too long. We have tolerated and accepted this political deception for as long as any one can remember. But the myth has...

02 June 2017
Obasanjo’s Biafra solution - Jideofor Adibe

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly called for dialogue with those agitating for Biafra. Speaking at the event, ‘Biafra, 50 Years After’ at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre recently, Obasanjo...

01 June 2017
Osinbajo is no saint, he's consolidating for 2019 - Ismaila Farouk

Contrary to the widely held belief that Vice President Osinbajo, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, a senior advocate of Nigeria, and a Professor of law is...

31 May 2017
Buhari, Biafra and the burden of a date - Dare Babarinsa

It was significant that Nigeria was marking two years of the Buhari regime and 50 years anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra at the same period. Both...

30 May 2017
Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history - Reuben Abati

It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of military intervention in politics. They make it seem as if this democracy is...

29 May 2017
Dear President Buhari, you have broken our hearts - Chude Jideonwo

Two years ago today, you brought me to tears. You were in our nation’s capital, being inaugurated as the first Nigerian in our nation’s history to win the presidency from...

29 May 2017
APC-Buhari administration: Two years on - NIG

Today May 29th 2017, the APC government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari clocks two years in office. Having reached the midpoint of its 4 year tenure, we consider...

29 May 2017
Two years’ anniversary: Giant footprints of Buhari - Mahmud Jega

His coming to power on May 29, 2015 will be counted for a long time as a watershed in Nigeria’s history. It was the first time since 1960 that an...

27 May 2017
Bad politicians and military coupists - Abimbola Adelakun

Since the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, hinted that some soldiers were in cahoots with politicians – his warning was taken that a coup might be in the offing...

27 May 2017
Here's why the US would have to be insane to attack North Korea - Alex Lockie

Despite reports of US and Chinese military buildups, North Korea's increased pace of provocations, and the Trump administration's claims that "all options are on the table," the US would have...