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Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a Grave Danger to Security and Stability
Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Ins...

Opinion: Push for Political Islam is Insensitive and Needless, Portends a G...

By Majeed Dahiru The rise to power of President Muhammadu in 2015 birthed a far right political culture that sparked off a wave of ethno-geographic and religious populism across the Muslim north. President Buhari’s reputation as a champion of political Islam and a defender of northern... read more »

Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag
Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira ...

Opinion: Much Ado About Arabic on Naira Notes and Nigerian Army Flag by Re...

Recently, a lawyer sued the Federal Government on the issue of Arabic inscriptions on our currency and on the Nigerian Army’s logo. The fellow, Malcolm Omirhobo, wants the Federal High Court to declare as “illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional to allow the Nigerian Army logo to be adorned,... read more »

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? - Bayo Adeyinka
Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo...

Opinion: Are You A Marlian? – Bayo Adeyinka

It looks harmless- just ordinary dancing steps. Great legwork and body movements. Very rhythmic and colourful. It’s just a fad. And like all other fads, it will come, be around for a while and then expire. Ar least, we’ve had other fads and none lasted forever. Fads come and fads go.... read more »

Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation
Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost ...

Opinion: 2023, Bola Tinubu and the Cost of Political Miscalculation by Sanu...

The godfather of Lagos politics, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2015, led the Southwest into an alliance with the north to birth the All Progressive Alliance (APC). His decision, evidently, was informed by the expectation that the two geopolitical regions will share power, invariably to the... read more »

Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atiku Abubakar
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Opinion: Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing by Atiku Abubakar

John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at the American University of... read more »

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations

Opinion: Punch Newspapers, Kperogi and their Hypocritical Lamentations by Ikechukwu Eluigw...

How sincere is he who, having an elephant before him, uses a dog to give an example of a very large animal? How sincere is he, who having a dolphin before him, uses a frog to give an... read more »

Nigeria: DSS Invade Court while in Session to Rearrest Sowore Despite Court Order (Video)

Nigeria: DSS Invade Court while in Session to Rearrest Sowore Despite Court Order (Video)

Officers of the Department of State Services today stormed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in an attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now Movement, and his... read more »

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business - Gani Adams

Nigeria: Northern Borders Still Open for Business – Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Federal government to fix the Lagos – Badagry road, saying such move will boost the Nigerian economy and further... read more »

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech, Others to Fix Damaged Roads

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech, Others to Fix ...

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and... read more »

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of 'Hellish Traffic'

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because...

On 2nd August 2019, CNN published an article describing the state of traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and how that it was causing employees to burn out. A few months after that publication, things appear to... read more »