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OPINION: On Trumpism And Christianity by Abimbola Adelakun

OPINION: On Trumpism And Christianity by Abimbola Adelakun

In the days since the Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden, was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election, some of those who have been shamefaced are the American evangelical preachers that prophesied his victory. These preachers evidently did not learn from the 2016 experience of Pastor Temitope Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all […]

OPINION: Hunger, Anger On Our Streets

OPINION: Hunger, Anger On Our Streets

As I sat in my car parked under the tree, in front of Utako market in Abuja waiting for my wife, who had dashed into the busy market to pick up some items, I took in the environment. The sun was particularly vicious that afternoon, but hawkers and petty traders, mostly women and teenagers, appeared […]

OPINION: Forfeited Assets And Illegality Of Malami’s Committee

OPINION: Forfeited Assets And Illegality Of Malami’s Committee

It’s no longer news that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has composed and inaugurated a 22-man interministerial committee to dispose of assets forfeited to the federal government through anti-graft agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), the main agency in the fight against corruption. In […]

US Election: Before You Pop The Champagne by Femi Fani-Kayode

US Election: Before You Pop The Champagne by Femi Fani-Kayode

The blue wave has reached its peak and zenith. The red shall rise, swallow it up and overwhelm it. Joe Biden’s dreams shall be dashed, his “victory” annulled and his celebrations shortlived. Donald Trump shall do a second term and the name of the Lord shall be gelection”- FFK (@Realffk), Twitter, 8th November, 2020. You […]

[OPINION] #EndSARS: The Aftermath – Reuben Abati

[OPINION] #EndSARS: The Aftermath – Reuben Abati

The #EndSARS protests which lasted for about two weeks until the crisis in Lagos on October 20, 2020, now known as the Black Tuesday in Nigeria’s contemporary history, may have abated, with the disappearance from Nigerian streets of the horde of protesters, looters, hijackers, and miscreants who together lent a new dimension to the protests. […]

OPINION: A New Dawn In America

OPINION: A New Dawn In America

Joe Biden is officially the President-elect of the United States of America. Several world leaders have congratulated him including our own former President Olusegun Obasanjo and current  President Muhammadu Buhari . In an election that divided the country into two opposing camps, with accusations and counter-accusations and the highest number of voting in US history, […]

The Emergency Meeting Northern Governors Should Be Holding By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The Emergency Meeting Northern Governors Should Be Holding By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Left to our 19 Northern states’ governors and Nigeria’s Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, the over 1.5 million candidates that sat this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would have probably waited for another year before taking the exam. We owe the West African Examination Council (WAEC) thanks for sticking to its timetable in […]

OPINION: Nigerian Youth And The Psychology Of The Dispossessed

OPINION: Nigerian Youth And The Psychology Of The Dispossessed

Many Nigerians surely had a taste of the recent protest by the youths in the country for a better Nigeria. Otherwise known as #ENDSARS, the protest which was initially meant to draw attention to the excesses of an arm of the Police, soon took on a life of its own. And with the organizers not […]

OPINION: Rising From The Ashes Of #EndSARS by Dakuku Peterside

OPINION: Rising From The Ashes Of #EndSARS by Dakuku Peterside

As life gradually returns to normal after a tumultuous week of looting, arson, wanton destruction and death that followed the #EndSARS protests, many Nigerians are counting their losses. In Lagos, hoodlums attacked public and private facilities two weeks ago and burnt Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses in their terminals in Oyingbo and Berger Yards. Many […]

Death And Police Brutality Began At Lekki Toll Gate Nine Years Ago By Agba Jalingo

Death And Police Brutality Began At Lekki Toll Gate Nine Years Ago By Agba Jalingo

Nine years ago, ahead of the planned commencement of toll collection at the Lekki toll gate, on the 18 of December 2011, I joined hundreds of protesters as we stormed the Admiralty Plaza, Lekki toll gate in protest against the tolling. That same toll gate where soldiers shot at peaceful protesters in October 2020. Heavily […]

OPINION: The “Terrorists” Of IPOB by Femi Fani-Kayode

OPINION: The “Terrorists” Of IPOB by Femi Fani-Kayode

The “TERRORISTS” OF IPOB I watched my brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s interview with my brother Chief Dele Momodu on Thursday evening and I was inspired and encouraged.

Have The Dreams Of Our Heroes Past Been in Vain? By Dakuku Peterside

Have The Dreams Of Our Heroes Past Been in Vain? By Dakuku Peterside

Nigeria’s National Anthem has this interesting line: “The labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain”. As much as this is a strident call to patriotism, it probably reveals the concerns of those who wrote the National Anthem that Nigeria’s strenuous journey from independence to nationhood may turn out to be truncated , […]

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