Political Issues

Prohibition of Hate Speech As An Acceptable Restriction of Freedom of Expression? -By Nonso Robert Attoh

  In the light of the recent pronouncement by the vice-president of the Federal Republic…

Buhari’s Speech: Changing Sitting Order In A Stuck Titanic? -By Louis Odion

  The cartel of political prayer-warriors are bound to lay claims. But if anyone deserves credit for…

Those who are opposed to restructuring Nigeria -By Niyi Akinnaso

  Unlike those who had expected President Muhammadu Buhari to announce his resignation on Monday,…

Why Buhari is good as Nigeria’s President till 2023 -By Azuka Onwuka

  The news that President Muhammadu Buhari returned over the weekend gladdened my heart. Even…

Presidential Broadcast And Other Stories -By Reuben Abati

  “Baba don come oh. Baba o yo yo, Baba Bubu o yo yo” “What…

A Disappointing Presidential Broadcast -By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

  Reading through the presidential broadcast, however, one cannot but express a sense of utter…

Synopsis of My Political Initiation -By Mcginger Ibeneme

On 15th November 2010, I was in a bus returning to Abakaliki Ebonyi State from…

The incapacity of Buhari: Constitutional lacuna and a legislative opportunity -By Florence Ozor

  Established democracies around the world are such because their laws develop with societal change.…

Return, Resume and Resign? -By Simon Kolawole

  If you believe in the evolution theory, you are most likely to believe that…

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Life And People

Lessons from Freetown and Congo landslides -By Greg Odogwu

  Africa has never had it so bad from landslides and mudslides. The tragedies of the past week in Freetown and Ituri dwarfed all the tragic tales we have been hearing from Nigeria this rainy season; and pushed every other environmental emergency into insignificance. What could be worse than waking up to see that one’s…

How Nollywood Filmmakers Can Leverage Social Media For Publicity -By

A lot has been said about how social media has impacted various aspects of our lives and businesses. No matter how “old school” you are, no matter how much you loathe the “exposure” social media brings, one thing we can all agree on, is that businesses have benefited tremendously from social media. For businesses, there…

An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari -By Kennedy Emetulu

  Dear Mr President: Welcome back! We are all relieved to see that you look better than the last time you returned. Nigerians believe God is working in your life and for a purpose. Of course, many of us may interpret that purpose differently, but I think we are all united in believing that whatever…

Usain Bolt and the end of an era -By Tayo Ogunbiyi

  There is, perhaps, no other athlete that has so much caught the attention of the whole world in contemporary time as Usain Bolt of Jamaica. It is not just about his talent. Neither is it about his imposing frame. Bolt brings something extra to his trade that makes fans enjoy watching him. He is…

Jesus Christ: The Same Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow -By Albert Afeso Akanbi

  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to…set at liberty them that are bruised…” Luke 4:18 A little over two weeks ago I wrote a piece about my fascination with Jesus Christ, and immediately a barrage of feedback poured in from a number of readers, some of whom…

Democracy & Governance

Falana and the Project of Rethinking the Hierarchies of Human Rights In Nigeria -By Kolawole Olaniyan

  It’s frequently claimed that human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – are indivisible, and the international community has declared the indivisibility, interdependency, and interrelatedness of these rights to be beyond dispute. Yet in practice socio-economic rights…

Falana’s ‘Nigerian Law On Socio-Economic Rights’: Rethinking Hierarchies Of Human Rights In Nigeria -By Kolawole Olaniyan

  It’s frequently claimed that human rights–civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights–are indivisible, and the international community has declared the indivisibility, interdependency, and interrelatedness of these rights to be beyond dispute. Yet in practice, socio-economic rights remain largely neglected…

What is ‘brilliance’ in a leader? -By Tayo Oke

  Instead of the usual capital markets and other esoteric economic law written about on…

Mafia-Style Attack On EFCC Headquarters And Matters Arising -By Ifeanyi Izeze

  Unless we retrace our downward spiraling steps as a people, especially those in positions…

NGO Bill: Another Disturbing Evidence of Closing Spaces in Nigeria -By Victoria Ohaeri

  In March 2016, I was part of a group of independent legal experts that…

#ReturnOrResign is democracy, not corruption -By Sonala Olumhense

  It is grievously disappointing to learn that one arm of the presidency is suggesting…

Under Whose Watch Borno Became A Fail State, The Politicians Or The Masses? -By Abubakar Saleh Dudu

  A state whose people have not been to the farm for the last three…

Forgotten Dairies

Geologists, Insurgency, and the Way Forward -By Fatima Ibrahim Maikore

The recent abduction and murder of some geologists and engineers of the University of Maiduguri…

MTN Class And Call, Nigeria Illicit Financial Flow

  When Ogbeni (Mr.) Adebayo Shittu came out to state the intent of the federal…

Opportunities in Chemical Business and Value chain in Nigeria -By Nwosu Chidiebele

  INTRODUCTION The chemical industry in any country usually has the greatest business opportunities. In…

Introversion: Embracing silence in a noisy society -By Labaran Yusuf

  “Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or keep quiet, give themselves the…

Discover The Brief Blogging History No One Knows -By Joseph Iredia

Many people are into blogging and making it big in it, but some never thought…

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What Nigeria Owes To Its Past -By Rees Chikwendu

  If you owe a debt you have to know how and when to pay it, otherwise, don’t be surprised when debt collectors come knocking at your house to collect what you owe. They will keep coming until you pay…

Economic Issues