The north, the South and the game plan

By Matthew Agboma Ozah The most controversial issue in Nigeria at the moment is that of the successor of the incumbent president, Mohammadu Buhari. Perhaps for the very first time in the nation’s history, agitations…

Without reform, Nigeria may be headed for a…

AS violence, state capture and separatist agitation threaten to spiral out of control, influential voices are warning afresh that unless immediate steps are taken, Nigeria could break up with unforeseen consequences. In a perceptive analysis…

The Honest Emir of Muri

By Lasisi Olagunju Deep, dark secrets are snakes; they shed old skins to torment their keepers. So it is true that some Nigerians received non-Nigerian Fulani outlaws into our forests? The Emir of Muri in…

Lugard’s Figment of Imagination and its Indelible Impact…

By Sam Caulcrick [caption id="attachment_692" align="alignnone" width="225"] Samuel Caulcrick[/caption] Nigeria as a nation came about as a necessity of circumstances - the beginning of the First World War in 1914; similarly, former Yugoslavia’s creation was…

NO TO SIX REGIONS: S-West leaders reject govs’…

By Dayo Johnson, Rotimi Ojomoyela, James Ogunnaike and Deola Badru The proposal by South-West governors for a six-region structure in the country is generating controversy in the region as Yoruba Elders rejected the proposal, insisting…

The Case Against the British

BY AKIN OSUNTOKUN “By 1914, modern Nigeria came into being under an autocratic Governor, Sir Frederick Lugard, who succeeded in isolating one Nigerian group from the other….It was Charles Temple, the senior resident in the…

The Social Psychology of ‘Banditry’ in Nigeria

By Femi Olugbile [caption id="attachment_239" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr Femi Olugbile[/caption] There is such a state of insecurity in Nigeria as has not been seen at any time before in its history, except perhaps during the…

Nigeria: Witnessing the Epilogue?

Events happening within the South West of Nigeria have shown that the Yoruba have become an endangered species in Nigeria, a country they invested their sweat and blood to achieve independence for, in 1960. Since…