World Peace Day in perspective

The 2016 anniversary of the International Day of Peace was observed on Wednesday, September 21. In respect to the effect of peace to humanity, in 1981, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly through a resolution established the International Day of Peace. The day was first celebrated on Tuesday September 21, 1982. The maiden commemoration was meant More...

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By - On Friday, July 24th, 2015
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The wisdom of Comrade

It was my cousin who first drew my attention to it. I thought he was lying, that he was only trying to make the man we both admire look smarter than we thought he is. “Comrade is sharing camels for Sallah,” More...

By - On Friday, June 26th, 2015
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conversasions with baba

My intervention on the dismissal of former government spokesmen and media aides as morally unit to criticise any government they are not a part of, elicited a ton of responses. Many asked for the original piece More...

By - On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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The fuel scarcity palaver

The last time I bought fuel at a filling station in the wake of the recent scarcity nightmare was on Monday, March 20, 2015. I was cruising along the Kubwa Expressway, Abuja, when I suddenly sighted a filling station More...

By - On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Jonathan’s Paranoia

President Goodluck Jonathan is paranoid about his fate after he leaves office on May 29. Should we be worried? I think so. Such paranoia led many an African leader to sit tight in office in the recent past. That More...

By - On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Revisiting electronic voting

Now that the elections are over (except for a few re-run elections next week), we should be looking ahead to 2019 general elections. However, before that major election, we must first deal with Bayelsa governorship More...

By - On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Turkey’s eroding democracy

It is deeply disappointing to see what has become of Turkey in the last few years. Not long ago, it was the envy of Muslim-majority countries: a viable candidate for the European Union on its path to becoming a More...

By - On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Much ado about new year prophecies

By IKHIANOSIME Francis To say that Nigerians are notoriously religious is stating the obvious mildly. This, however, does not explain if we are correspondingly spiritual. The bifurcation between both leaves a lot More...

By - On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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May we now discuss the issues, please?

Simon Kolawole   We now have a solid opposition. But opposition should not be there just for decoration. It is about competition based on ideas and ideologies, policies and programmes. PDP has been in power More...

By - On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Revisiting Gumi’s campaign against manipulation of religion

Samuel Aruwan   Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi is someone I know and have been relating with for years, first as a student and later as a journalist. Our first formal meeting was at the instance of late Alhaji More...

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