The power of saying ‘I am sorry’

By Martins Oloja As it is now quite clear that our present crop of leaders at all levels may have hardened their hearts about the expediency of rebuilding Nigeria at this time, I think we…

State of anarchy

By Sonala Olumhense Nigeria’s new normal: a robust state of anarchy, continued undisturbed last week. At the University of Abuja, half an hour away from the presidential palace, hoodlums in brisk but leisurely business mode…

Impunity and the assault on our freedom

By Dan Agbese Ghosts are everywhere in the land. Every state has them on its payroll. They take the blame for all cases of corruption as well as the unlawful and embarrassing actions of security…

Buhari: President or APC stalwart

By Niran Adedokun Probably unknown to him, the President, Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), contributes more to the tense political atmosphere in Nigeria than any of the desperate charlatans currently parading across the country. Ponder…

#EndSARS, and a government’s perennial failure

By Abimbola Adelakun This week marked the first anniversary of the #EndSARS, the mass demonstrations against police brutality that shook Nigeria and culminated in a brutal crackdown on the protesters by soldiers drafted to the…

That independence ‘theory’

By Matthew Agboma Ozah If you have been following the Independence anniversary speech of Nigerian political leaders from the first Republic till present, you will discover that the current political leadership have knowingly or otherwise…

Cause and cost of insecurity

By Lekan Sote Acting leader of Yoruba Afenifere, octogenarian Ayo Adebanjo, suggests that the commanding heights of state violence are (mostly) in the hands of the Fulani who seem to have captured the Nigerian state…

State of emergency: Why only Anambra?

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 The Presidency or, better still, the Attorney-General of the Federal Government and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reportedly threatened Anambra state with a state of emergency; his…

Yesterday Was Better Than Today

By Lasisi Olagunju SOMEHOW, we’ve all, individually, managed to get by and get better but the country gets progressively worse every new day. I thought of how much I paid to get university education –…