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A Season For Thugs


THUGS understand the business of violence. The boldness that has grown from not punishing them is evident in the havoc they are causing. They are appropriating space, the law watches. From humble beginnings that saw thugs on the fringes of elections, they have assumed commanding positions in our politics. The growth and importance of thugs […]

Insurgency And The Rwandan Experience


As the insurgency in the North East continues almost unabated, efforts to bring succour to the troubled peoples of the area came into focus at a lecture, the second in a series by the Atiku Abubakar Centre for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development, recently held at the American University in Nigeria (AUN), Yola. The lecturer, the […]

One Affront To The Judiciary Too Many


Tuesday September 23 2014 will go down in the history of the Nigerian judiciary as one of its most humiliating moments and a milestone of the level to which we have sunk on the decadence scale. To simply say we condemn what took place at a court premises in Ekiti State would be glossing over […]

EDITORIAL: INEC should rethink new polling units


ADDITIONAL polling units proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission recently, barely six months to the 2015 general election, have been generating noxious debates. A polling unit, according to INEC, is where a citizen can register to cast his vote. And, in doing so, a voter is advised to select a polling unit close to […]

EDITORIAL: The Synagogue building collapse

Scene of the collapsed buiding

THE collapse on Friday of a six-storey building at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, was a triple tragedy. Not only were lives and property destroyed, it also demonstrated the failure of state institutions to protect citizens by simple adherence to rules. Worse, it exposed the prevailing culture of impunity as demonstrated in […]

Nwosuh: Ahiara Diocese: The smoke of Satan?

Ahiara diocese

“They are an honest people; they never speak well of one another” – Samuel Johnson ON July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae i.e., Concerning Human Life. In it he reaffirmed a basic moral tenet of the Catholic Church, condemning artificial contraception in marital relations. This document came as a rude […]

EXCLUSIVE: Are we really cut out for democracy? – By Azuka Onwuka


Have you ever won an election within your small group like your class or social group or religious society? I mean an election in which you did not campaign or share gifts. How did you feel after the victory? Great? Fulfilled? Appreciated? Challenged to serve? It sure is a good feeling. At the beginning of […]

Editorial: Afenifere Owns Up to Fascism

Afenifere Leaders pose with President Goodluck Jonathan

Afenifere has finally owned up to its fascist propensities when, at its recent meeting, it showcased its leadership now including Jelili Adesiyan and Musiliu Obanikoro, the point-men in the militarization and manipulation of elections in Ekiti and Osun States and coordinators of the deployment of hooded terrorists and mercenaries to lay siege on Yorubaland. This […]

Editorial: The Certificate Scandal in Immigration Service


On Monday September 1, 2014, this Newspaper published a story of certificates scandal in the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS). It was a tale of the absurd. The report had it that about 60% of the top hierarchy of the workforce entered the service with false certificates, and in some cases, multiplicity of birth certificates or […]

Editorial: Cremation Law, Product Of Foresight


At the time the governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola, signed the Cremation Bill into law on June 10, 2013, many thought he was violating African culture that attaches much importance not just to the dead but also the spirits and the memories they leave behind. That attitude is based rigidly on the people’s […]

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