Wednesday, Aug 20
Wednesday, Aug 13

Nuhu Ribadu, Please don’t do it

A fortnight ago, a kite was flown via a speculative newspaper publication that a group in the Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party had approached and were proposing economic and financial crimes buster Nuhu Ribadu, to convert from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party as the Party’s flag bearer for Adamawa Governor in 2015 or even earlier.

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Monday, Aug 04

Ebola and the rest of African problems

I was in church last week and the Pastor said “turn to you neighbor and give him a high five and…” But unlike the usual hundred percent compliance with the pastor’s instructions, most people recited the message but did not high five their neighbors, me included.

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Chibok girls, terror and the challenge of democratization in Nigeria

There is still a real threat to the present democratic experience in Nigeria despite minimal gains. The glocalized version of terrorism in Nigeria, Boko Haram, poses as much a threat to Nigeria’s de...

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Saturday, Aug 02

The burden of love and the mystery of separation

Love is beautiful but it can also ravage and destroy. It brings pleasure and it brings pain. It brings joy and it brings sorrow. It brings light and it brings darkness. It brings laughter and it brings tears. It brings peace and it brings turmoil. It brings tranquility and it brings turbulence. It brings serenity and it brings rage. It brings harmony and it brings fury. It brings construction and it brings destruction. It brings heaven and it brings hell. It brings loyalty and it brings betrayal.

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Friday, Aug 01

We need our media to be critical

When things happen in Nigeria today, this is the cycle it follows. First, newspapers, online and offline, report the event as breaking news. Then, depending on which side of the political divide those the news is about belong to, a sleuth of vicious attacks and blind defenses of the person and the actions ensue.

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Wednesday, Jul 30

Press freedom and security

Dele Giwa. Bagauda Kaltho. Enenche Akogwu. Zakariya Isa. Ikechukwu Udendu. Nansok Sallah. Bayo Ohu. These are the names of just a few of the brave Nigerian journalists who have lost their lives as a direct result of their line of work.

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