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2023 AND THE NIGERIAN PROGRESSIVES

By Dul Johnson Recently I published a piece with a similar title for the Nigerian youth. In it, I assured the youth that the Progressives were with them and will solidly remain with them. I didn’t put it the other way around—i.e., that the youth should be with the Progressives—because …

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2023 AND THE NIGERIAN PROGRESSIVES

By Dul Johnson Recently I published a piece with a similar title for the Nigerian youth. In it, I assured the youth that the Progressives were with them and will solidly remain with them. I didn’t put it the other way around—i.e., that the youth should be with the Progressives—because …

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The cat-and-mouse game over zoning by Simon Kolawole

Where should the next president come from? In the unwritten code that guides matters of national politics in Nigeria, the answer is obvious. A northerner will have been president for eight years by 2023 and it is naturally expected that the next one will be a southerner. Ideally, where the …

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Akintoye’s journalistic memoir

Memoirs are the backstairs of history ~ George Meredith By Olayinka Oyegbile Journalists always feel good saying their profession (journalism) is history written in a hurry. This is no doubt the truth, because the journalism of today is what historians of later years would turn to as source materials for …

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Nigeria at Crossroads: Moment for Lamentation and Ambivalent Reflection

By Samuel Zalanga Nigeria is currently facing serious challenges and concerns. While I have not retired yet, and I am not living in the African continent, there is no day that for some minutes I do not reflect on the pain and suffering that millions of people are going through …

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The Gold Rush for the Golden Seat of Power

By Toyin Falola It is another election season in Nigeria, and rather than elicit feelings of hope and optimism, of looking forward to a new dispensation that will improve on what the present administration has achieved, it brings back to me the unpleasant memory of the gold rush. On January …

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A CONVERSATION WITH ERNESTO YEBOAH, PART 1

Faces of the African Youth Movement for Change BY Toyin Falola   Despite being famous for the abundance of its natural resources, Africa has not lived up to its potential in the eyes of many. The continent has come to be synonymous with strife in contemporary times. The current situation …

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Prof. Akinjide Osuntokun at 80: Celebrating an Intellectually Energetic Octogenarian

  By Toyin Falola Positive and impactful energy is difficult to contain. It envelops everything within range like an aura, letting its positivity wash over them. In a world filled with gloom and uncertainty, it helps to surround oneself with positive energy. Thus, it is no surprise that people whose …

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THE TEN PLUS TWO COMMANDMENTS OF NIGERIAN POLITICS

By Toyin Falola   Rule 1: Thou shall not be poor. Poverty is anathema in Nigerian politics. You need money. Lots of it. If you can print it, the better for you. Your health issues are profitable but wait till you have been sworn in. You can fly in and …

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Identity, barred phone lines and matter arising By Reuben Abati

Last week, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), a government agency under the ministry of communications, currently led by Minister Isa Pantami, took the decision and made same public that any user of a GSM phone who is yet to link his or her national identification number (NIN) to a subscriber …

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