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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 »

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness
Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Loom...

Kwanzaa – Our Tool to Push Away the Looming Darkness

24th December 2019 When explorers, missionaries and historians described Africa as the “Dark Continent” we condemned them as being antinubianists (Antinubianism is racism specifically against Black people). However, now in the 21st century many concerned voices, from Africa, from Europe and... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Opinion: The White Man's Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man's - A Preference for All Things Foreign

Opinion: The White Man’s Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man’s – A Pr...

26th September 2019 This is a worldwide phenomenon. Black people seem happiest when we give over our money to someone who is not from our own community. I will give an illustration from an... read more »

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

What we now have is a government overtaken by paranoia. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.  He captioned it... read more »

Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

A Yoruba officer walked up to Mr Oladipo Diya at the height of his 1997 crisis with his boss, Mr Sani Abacha. “Sir, what is happening?” The very senior officer looked away from the colonel and... read more »