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Nigerian judiciary: Turning a new leaf?

When a professional colleague suggested that I beam my searchlight on the Nigerian judiciary to witness some of the reforms he said were taking place there, my retort was like biblical Nathaniel’s. John 1: 45: “Philip found Nathaniel, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, […]

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#EndSARS: Living in self-denial

  I am tellingly and instructively finding it difficult to reconcile all the variables that have dominated public discourse in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest, with its attendant casualties and the several judicial panels set up to address the fallout.   I sat back to dissect the issues and the contradictory submissions of the […]

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The next protests

Boniface Chizea   Would there be another protests? God forbid I hear you exclaim. As we also exclaim in agreement! But, can we just wish the next protests away? No, we must be intentional about it. I suppose even the worst enemy of this country would not wish for it to experience anything near what […]

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Mourinho unleashes fantastic trio on City

• Kane, Son, Bale may hurt Guardiola’s men There isn’t a bigger platform for Jose Mourinho to celebrate his one year in charge of Tottenham than when his London side claims victory over Manchester City that is managed by his old foe Pep Guardiola. The two sides clash at the Tottenham Stadium today (Saturday), in […]

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Infidelity: ‘My wife caused it’

Not many women, single moms in particular, are sincere and humble enough to admit their need of men or companions in their lives. There are those who even solicit and crave for nexus to potential male partners through friends, colleagues, family members and even patronise online dating sites to get mates. I appreciate such women […]

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Umahi, the political asylum seeker

“Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others change their principles for the sake of their party” – Winston Churchill Your guess may be as good as mine in trying to figure out where Governor Dave Umahi’s Tuesday defection from his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All […]

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The death of JJ Rawlings

Fewer deaths had shocked and left me dismayed as that of Flight Lieutenant JJ Rawlings, who died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 a few weeks after he had buried his mother; he was aged 73 years.   The death, by car assassination, of Dr. Walter Rodney, Guyanese radical scholar, political activist, and author of the […]

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We need a leader, not a father

Dear Femi Adesina,   I do not envy your job, because I know the enormity of your responsibility especially working with a man of insufferable incompetence and lack of capacity to lead a country that is suffering from terminal illness, corruption, kidnapping, banditry, insurgency and nepotism.   But having been a spokesman to a former […]

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Poverty and widening inequality in Nigeria

How can we use poverty and inequality gaps to understand issues of governance and insecurity and evolving social problems in Nigeria? In this piece, I attempt to show why it is important to reduce poverty and unemployment rates as well inequality in Nigeria and the consequences of widening inequality in postcolonial Nigeria. Since the return […]