Category: Opinion

Ideas & InnovationOpinion

Hotels or Libraries? Technologies or Tradition? | By Theresa Oyim

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I have heard so many times that travelling is part of education. I’ve also travelled to a few states but it was only on Saturday 5th …

Culture and LifestyleOpinion

What’s Love Got To Do With Assurance? | By Chukwudalu Chukwuneta

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On my way to work on a dull and cloudy morning, I boarded a commercial vehicle as usual, sat quietly and waited while the driver was …

Elections 2019Opinion

Astray Goes Keyamo, Son of Fawehinmi, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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“Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s conscience, dies at 71”, read The Guardian’s apt front-page headline. In less than a decade after his death, Gani’s legacy has crumbled: Mike …

Culture and LifestyleOpinion

BBNaija Finale: Cee-C Should Win. But This Should Be The Final Season

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Eleven weeks of twenty four-hour reality TV featuring adult strangers sharing a comfortable physical space, competing in suffer-head-ism, quarrelling about dislikes, and hooking up randomly, comes …

Elections 2019Opinion

Imo 2019: Aspirant Nick Opara-Ndudu Promises Agric Revolution, Economic Empowerment

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The time has come when a well-articulated agricultural policy should be implemented in Imo State to liberate the people from the scourge of poverty and the …

CommunityOpinion

60 Days Without Leah Sharibu, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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I was 21 when I read Wole Soyinka’s “The Man Died”, my most impactful book of all time. Michel de Montaigne may have shaped my art …

Elections 2019Opinion

An Excellent Case for Buhari’s Second Term

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By Pius Adesanmi Two Buharideens, two separate threads far apart, going on simultaneously. Unbeknownst to the other, each make exactly the same case for Buhari. I …

OpinionTechnologies and Business

There is no such thing as “foreign aid”, By Uchenna Ezinwa Uchenna

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Years of study and observation have shown me that there is no such thing as “foreign aid”. Countries help when it is aligned with their strategic …

OpinionPeople

Jim Ovia and the story he owes Nigerians, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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Times have changed in Nigeria and investigative journalism, once the talisman that freed truth from darkness, is now hardly at work. But Andy Briggs is bringing …

CommunityOpinion

Bring Back Leah Sharibu. She Needs To Go Back To School. She Can Be A CBN Deputy Governor

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The abductors of the 110 Dapchi Girls had so much latitude and freedom on their way back to the town that they had a punctured tyre, …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

Yemi Osinbajo is the 2017 Person of the Year

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No Nigerian was more influential on the state of affairs of the nation in 2017 than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. From the evening of the 19th …

Letters & EssaysOpinion

‘President Robert Mugabe’: What a Waste of Time

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It could have been different. It should have been better. After doing something consistently for 37 years – being a teacher or a faithful tailor, a …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

Anambra Elections: A Puzzle Piece For 2018

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The only thing that will change at the Government House in Awka is that those who, for some reason, did not back Willie Obiano to retain …

OpinionThe Muse

Sorry! I Mean It this Time

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By Olaniyi Ayodele …. I am sorry for the decisions I have forced on you, I am sorry for the positions I have made you assume …

CommunityOpinion

Africa’s Black Market of Slavery: A Sigh For Dignity

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By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu Tuesday night, I watched the CNN documentary of African youth sold into slavery in Libya, one of them a Nigerian boy bought …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

Ndi Anambra, It Has to be Chidoka

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By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu In discussing the Igbo question in Nigeria, I have always believed the Igbo needs to build a political aristocracy that thinks home. …

OpinionTechnologies and Business

#AnambraDecides: How Are Candidates Using Social Media To Convince Ndi Anambra?

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By Elvis Anslem “Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches” – Gary Johnson. It is that time of …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

Anambra 2017: A Race of Five Horses

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By Mbanefo Chibuike November 18th, 2017 is a day ‘Anambrarians’ are earnestly waiting for despite the call of the Indigenous People Of Biafra for a boycott …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

Why The ‘Northernization’ of the DSS?

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The ‘northernization’ of key security agencies and institutions has continued with reckless abandon and no one is talking. In it’s latest gaffe, the Department of State …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

The Melaye Melee: Which story will prevail? – By David Nwachukwu

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Within the space of a month or less, the Nigerian air has been saturated with stories of the certificate scandal of the Senator representing Kogi west …