Thursday, December 5, 2019

Social Media Bill: Short Walk to Totalitarianism By Matthew Hassan Kukah

I have consistently tried to create levels of differentiation between democracy and dictatorship, especially dictatorships of the military variant as we have had in...

Hate Speech Bill: The Mark of the BEAST By Femi Fani-Kayode

"If the Hate Speech Bill had been in place between 2013 and 2015 Lai Mohammed would not be alive today"- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.  My dear...

Caveat Lector! By Babafemi Ojudu

Let me make myself clear from the outset. There is no mistake in the combination of the two words above. I am not concerned...

What Shapes Russia’s Foreign Policy?

Mustapha Shehu The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University Medford, MA “Prestige, rather than power, is the everyday currency of international relations, much as authority is...

Nigerian Legislators: So It’s Now Cool to Kill? By Wole Soyinka

I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not...

The Emerging Civilian Dictatorship By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

The ship of State in Nigeria seems to be sliding, steeply into the abyss, without any captain available or alive to steer it for...

The Man Mamman Daura at 80 years By Sam Nda-Isaiah 

I have known him all my life. At least I remember the day, while I was in primary school, I heard my father telling...

The Silence of an Emir By Adnan Tudunwada

The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi is no doubt a friend of the media. He is always on the news headline making comment on...

Shakespearean Femi Adesina

By Segun Showunmi A fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. (William Shakespeare, As you like...

Atiku Abubakar:  They Gave Him a False Sense of Hope

By Femi Adesina After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019...

An Open Letter to Hameed Ali, Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service By Dr Thomas-Wilson...

Permit me to reference your recent statement that Nigeria should graciously embrace the border closure policy of this administration, because China closed its borders...

Towards a New Deal for Nigeria By Abba Kyari

The decision by the National Assembly to amend the Deep Offshore (and inland basin production sharing contract) Act is a huge victory for Nigeria....

When Did the Rain Start Beating Us?

By Babafemi Ojudu In a fairly large space at the Smithsonian Museum, at the epicentre of Washington DC, were his exhibits. When I saw it,...

Bola Tinubu and His Date with Destiny In 2023.

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one...

Big Banks Beware, Fintech Turks Are Here to Disrupt

By Babafemi Ojudu Farmally is an agricultural crowdfunding platform. It has a small and efficient staff of three. It operates in  a space less than...

Alfred Agboola Ajayi: Rotimi Akeredolu’s Dutiful and Loyal Deputy By Adesina...

Alfred Agboola Ajayi. Does the name ring a bell? Yes, it does. For those who might not know, Agboola Ajayi is the Deputy Governor...

NFIU Guidelines on LG Funds: An Anti-corruption czar’s Battle with Wounded...

“Insanity is doing the same thing, in this same manner, over and over again, but expecting different results” -  Albert Einstein Financial corruption is almost...

Presidential Appeal : Still on Tradition of Supreme Court Judges to...

By Law Mefor The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)’s caucus in the House of Representatives recently raised alarm over alleged plans to subvert the case of...

The Constitutional Vandalism in Kogi State must End Now.

By Inibehe Effiong The purported impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Simon Achuba, by the Kogi State House of Assembly, and the...

Dining Halls and the Noise

By Dr Aliyu U. Tilde When in 1927 - 92 years ago - the father of education in Northern Nigeria, Mr. E. L. Mort, built...

The Data Manipulators By Babafemi Ojudu

It was a sore point he touched. President Muhammadu Buhari who is not  known for diplomatese said it as it is.  In his  address to...

Sanwo-Olu: The Task Ahead! By Temitope Ajayi

Let me state upfront that citizens have a right to demand performance from those they elected. And it is equally not out of place...

The Persecution of Agba Jalingo and PDP’S Hypocrisy By Festus Ogun

Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist and human rights activist, is currently undergoing trial for criticizing the administration of Professor Ben Ayade,  Governor of Cross...

A Ganja Trip with Fela By Babafemi Ojudu

This is Fela’s week. We must continue to thank Femi, Yeni and their siblings as well as the devotees of The Shrine for keeping...

Football, Emotions and the Burden of Objectivism By Razaq T. Zubair

It's official, Messi is the FIFA best Male footballer of 2019. It was a pleasant surprise! I didn't see it coming. There have been...

My Hometown is under Siege By Chimamanda Adichie

One night in July, the signboards disappeared. The people of Abba, my hometown in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, woke up to...

PEPT Appeal: What Tradition Sayd about Supreme Court Judges...

By Law Mefor “We have no friends among you” - Justice Nikki Tobi The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the nation’s final court of appeals on...

Seun Onigbinde’s Dagger through The Heart Of Civic Activism

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo I have a distant acquaintanceship with Seun Onigbinde, meaning, if I wanted to, I could have privately congratulated him on his appointment...

Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Democracy is freedom; freedom to exist and to exercise the full catalogue of natural rights. The quality of democracy in an ordered system is...

Kogi Gubernatorial Duel: The Odds Favour Governor Bello.

The coast is now clear and the battle line is drawn. The choice of who becomes the next Governor of Kogi State is already...

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