Interrogating Operation Python Dance

The state of anomie in the country has been further compounded by the response of the federal government to the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra led by one Nnamdi Kanu for a creation of separate country for the southeast. In a daring display of brute force and military might instead of the more preferred option of dialogue and negotiation, More...

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By Vera Olubi On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Nigeria: ASUU’s foreboding prognosis

Again, the nation is sitting on the edge as its universities are under lock and key. This musical chair between the academic staff union and government has become so perennial and protractedly irresolvable that More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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The flood Next Time…

Recent flooding across five states in the country leaving in its wake tales of destruction and loss of lives has again brought to the fore issues of planning and national response to emergencies and natural disasters. More...

By Vera Olubi On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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New curriculum: When Nyanga dey sleep…

  Another controversy is brewing on the religious front over the new secondary school curriculum being introduced by government, which merges Christian and Islamic studies under the subject title, Religious More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Settling the rift over budget appropriation

Many Nigerians must have been embarrassed, and indeed, insulted by the shameful exchanges and name-calling between Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the two chambers of the National More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Buharinomics: a dream gone awry

  When President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in May 2015 the expectations of an economic miracle were palpable. Members of Nigeria’s political and economic elite drooled over the expectation of mindboggling More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Lord Lugard’s troubled House

Today’s Nigeria is a divided and aggrieved nation with all manners of issues and agitations challenging its unity. Coming almost 50 years after the war to preserve its unity and nationhood, most well meaning Nigerians More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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(Opinion) Lagos: Let’s remain focus on our smart city goal

By LOOKMAN SERIKI Despotism can govern without faith but Liberty cannot,” Alexis de Tocqueville. The last week of April and all of May, 2017, was a seasons of prayers in Lagos. People of diverse origin, faith, More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Ambassadorial nominees and Buhari’s misplaced sense of reward

By UCHE CHRIS   President Buhari’s appointment of Justices Oguntade and Nsofor raises questions of political patronage and our reward system. Two of the names that stand out in the list of about 43 ambassadorial More...