Global Issues

No Difference Between Boko Haram And The Niger Delta Avengers -By Joe Igbokwe

  All things considered, the Niger Delta Avengers are no different from the Boko Haram…

Harbingers of climate change -By Olubunmi Aboderin

  A former United States Vice-President, Al Gore, must be oscillating between glee and gloom.…

The heartache of injustice -By Josephine Kalipeni

I happened to be in a small cafe with the news on as the report…

There’s no justice for Freddie Gray in the Edward Nero verdict -By Brittany Packnett

  I’ve grown to hate the phrase “community-police relations.” Often, this phrase is used to…

Deradicalisation In Refugee Camps and Beyond -By Alon Ben-Meir

  The influx of millions of Syrian refugees to Europe is more than likely to…

Hunger, Not War, Can End the World -By Owei Lakemfa

  We live in a highly insecure world. However, the greatest source of global insecurity…

Trump: How the Weird Can Win the US Presidential Poll -By SKC Ogbonnia

  Many assume Donald J. Trump can not win the US presidential election this November…

Are We All Biafrans? -By Abdul Mahmud

  In a few weeks, precisely on the 31st day of May, 2016, the writer…

Nigerian Vandals and an American Example -By Ikeogu Oke

  Who does not know Theodore Kaczynski, that mix of genius, anarchist and sociopath, who…

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Life And People

When is EFCC coming to Kwara? -By Buhari Sulyman

  When is Ibrahim Magu and his team in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) coming to Kwara State? And when I said Kwara State, I didn’t mean the Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed-led administration that already has a clean bill from the anti-graft agencies in Nigeria neither do I mean any of the agencies under…

Who Will Help the NCC? -By Anthony Kolawole PhD.

“Your subscription to The Guardian monthly has been renewed successfully and 150.00 deducted from your account. Your service will be renewed on 2016-05-31. To cancel, text NO TGM to 4900. Thank you!” That was one of the frequent and obtrusive SMS that delivered to my phone. Was that a problem? Yes. The problem was that…

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI -By Aliyu Bello

  Your excellency sir, being a citizen of Nigeria, a well wisher, and a person who wants the development and prosperity of Nigeria at large, is writing to you Sir, to advice you, correct you, and voice out my opinion on some certain issues I believe are of great importance to the development of Nigeria…

Sunday Oliseh’s Self-delusions and Uncouth Talk-back at Nigerians -By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

  From the days of Moses in the Bible, those who take responsibility – as public servants – have always had to manage and cope with their fans and critics. And of course, criticisms – be it constructive or destructive – could come from traducers or fans who desire to see one fail or excel.…

Taking the Nigerian Life Seriously -By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

“[I]f we are interested in bringing the violence to a stop, we should be interested not just in crime and punishment but, more so, in political reform.” (Mahmood Mamdani)   On Thursday, February 25, 2016, a senior officer (Group Captain) in Nigeria’s Air Force who is also a medical doctor in Residence at the Obafemi…

Democracy & Governance

Why SGF, Babachir Must be Allowed to Focus -By Abiodun Israel

  The Buhari administration has been accused severally of being slow, many even say it is overwhelmed by the problems on ground. Whereas I will agree that the magnitude of problems left behind by the past administration is indeed enormous,…

Buhari and How Corruption Can Fight Back -By Uche Igwe

  Since President Buhari’s visit to the United Kingdom for the anti-corruption summit, the media has been flooded with several kinds of commentaries. Many of them are filled with disingenuous insinuations while others blatantly promote disorderly falsehood to get underserved…

Nigeria’s Savaged Poor -By Okey Ndibe

  Before the 2015 presidential election, Candidate Muhammadu Buhari essentially advertised himself as a magician.…

Femi-Fani Kayode Still Detained Despite Meeting Bail Conditions -By Jude Ndukwe

  This tactic of keeping key and vocal members of the opposition out of circulation…

Contrasting narratives of Nigeria’s image -By Ayo Olukotun

  “The two quite different events, one in Washington DC, the other in London, suggest…

The anti-corruption blow back In London -By Magnus Onyibe

  Barely 24 hours to the celebrated Anti-Corruption Summit in London, the British Prime Minister,…

Time To Treat Corruption With the Seriousness It Deserves -By John Kerry

In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to…

Forgotten Dairies

Bring Back Our History -By Moses E. Ochonu

  The minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said recently that the Nigerian government plans…

Can Data Help Us Attain Healthier Lives? -By Seember Nyager

Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals enjoins us to ensure healthy lives and promote…

THE RESCUE OF THE CHIBOK GIRLS AND OUR LAST LAUGH -By Emmanuel Ugwu

  As far as timing goes, the rescue, on Tuesday, of one of the Chibok…

Tiwa N Tiwa: Retracing Our Lost Path

INTRODUCTION Tiwa n tiwa is a Yorùbá apothegm which roughly translates as “Ours is Ours”.…

Media Narratives And The Fulbe Nomad Ii -By Is’haq Modibbo Kawu

  Over the past decade…cattle rustling has been transformed into a vicious criminal activity…far beyond…

Fuel price hike: Rescue from suicide? -By Fola Ojo

  It filtered through media outlets like a hot knife through a pack of cheddar-cheese. My first instinctive reaction was a grizzle. Fuel is N145 per litre in Nigeria? With pervasive pain and poverty in the land, how can this…

Radioactive Waste Disposal: Hinderance to Nigeria’s Civil Nuclear Programme? -By Yusuf O. Ali

  The turn of the millennium was heralded as the beginning of a new dawn for nuclear power; the much acclaimed Nuclear Renaissance! This wave of enthusiasm was prompted by the ever-increasing demand for electricity around the world and the…

Economic Issues