Opinion

IGNORANCE/MISCHIEF AGAINST BUHARI’S PRESIDENCY

By Nelson Ekujumi It was the Holy Bible in Hosea 4:6 which asserts that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”, which can be literally interpreted to read that “My people are destroyed because they are ignorant”. If there is a societal malaise pervasively ravaging the Nigerian polity, it is ignorance which has contributed in no small measure to ...

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Tatalo Alamu: On the nobility of selfless struggle-The life and times of Alfred Ilenre

There are some passages which make the bones to creak and rumble with intimations of mortality. There are some deaths that ignite speculations about the promise of the past and of a great future firmly behind. Some passages speak to the utter despondency of the times, and the needless waste of priceless human assets.With the death of Alfred Ilenre last ...

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An Ex-Convict and A People Without Shame

By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú What is shame? Shame is a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. It is doing something that brings censure or reproach. Shame is a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute.

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Osun Is Under The Siege Of Disinformation

By Inwalomhe Donald There is a partial media blackout in the State of Osun. There is almost no reporting on positive developmental strides taken by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Instead, the reports that make it to the media appears to be a huge smear campaign of Aregbesola’s character by paid ‘bloggers’, who use smear headlines like ‘Osun Pensioners IDP Camp’, ‘Islamizing ...

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On Persuasion, Dissent, and Conversion

By ‎ ‎ Wisdom Okoronkwo In our society today, it is almost commonplace to find the constant use of weak verbal attacks and rhetoric of physical violence; protesters and all with varying opinions debase language, which is powerful in expression of dissent. Although language (comprising of words) is dynamic and, based on ones’ interpretation of it, there are no “bad words” or ...

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THE RIGHT TO PROTEST IS A NATURAL RIGHT

By Nelson Ekujumi It was late Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti popularly called Abami Eda or and Baba 70 who sang the following lines of “Human right na my property, so therefore, you can’t dash me, my property” in one of his several hit tunes for which posterity is ever grateful for how he deployed his musical skills to ...

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ARREST SENATOR BURUJI KASHAMU FOR THREATENING PUBLIC PEACE, NOW!

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) is shocked and condemns in strong terms the inciting, irresponsible, barbaric, unparliamentary and threats to national peace and security statements credited to Senator Buruji Kashamu over his indictment for drug related offences by the US appeal court and the order for his extradition to face trial.

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CURBING CORRUPTION IN THE NIGERIAN PORTS

Victoria Hanson Corruption, according to Economist Ian Senior is an action to secretly provide  good or a service to a third party  so that he or she can influence certain actions which  benefit the corrupt, a third party, or both  in which the corrupt agent has authority. 

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Aregbesola: Saint or Sinner?

By ERASMUS IKHIDE State of Osun has come off the perennial phase of delayed salary payment at the tail of last year. It was cheering news for the people of the state and the government.

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“Journalists hang out” rules the airwaves

By Benson Idonije Journalists’ Hang Out programme session Nigerian television stations aired a lot of local content in 2016 that provided the desired variety for their various target audiences. Some of them offered news as it broke; some generated entertainment in live action; others treated audiences to movies and documentaries. But perhaps, the production that stood out like the Northern ...

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