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Femi Adesina: Pray! Whose hero is today’s Buhari.

Femi Adesina: Pray! Whose hero is today’s Buhari.

By Sunny Igboanugo I must confess that I’m one of the original wailing wailers, the group of Nigerians Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, derisively tagged early enough in government with that sobriquet to depict their aversion to the...

War Against Boko Haram And  Network of Snitches

War Against Boko Haram And Network of Snitches

By Chidi OmejeFor the Nigerian troops engaged in the protracted war against Boko Haram terrorism in the north east, the greatest challenge in the task is not the brutality and savagery of the terrorists or their confirmed links with...

Climate change: Can we talk about geo-engineering?

Climate change: Can we talk about geo-engineering?

We need to talk about the benefits and risks that surround purposely altering the planet, says James Fahn, author of A Land on Fire Twenty years ago, I worked briefly at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a...

Ilorin and the crisis of identity

Ilorin and the crisis of identity

By Dare Babarinsa Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, is a Yoruba city. It is now in the throes of a self-inflicted crisis caused by the hijab, the head covering favoured by Muslim laity for their women folks. It...

If only we can get Yahaya Bello to be our next president

If only we can get Yahaya Bello to be our next president

I beseech you all, it is time we got Alhaji Chief Dr His Excellency Yahaya Bello to come and take us to the Promised Land with his magic wand. Poverty, sicknesses, poor infrastructure, epileptic power supply, wobbling economy and...

Mad Cows and Madder Narratives

Mad Cows and Madder Narratives

By Wole SoyinkaThe most distressful aspect of my recent interaction with cows and herders is that it has created a most unwanted distraction from the ongoing life and death Nigerian narrative. One has to take time off to deal...

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