Tag: opinion

Victor Terhemba: Solving unemployment with the Creative Industry

I was on a drive with a friend, we both share the same passion for Nigeria’s progress and development, when out of the quiet he asked me “Victor, what do you think is the best way to create jobs in Nigeria?” The question did not catch me off guard because[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence trek

In his independence day speech, President Buhari failed to mention anything about the doctors’ strike that has paralysed the health sector. He also failed to mention anything about kidnappings, which have become a frighteningly regular occurrence in the country. He neglected to mention the unemployment crisis. These three in many[Read More…]

Remi Oyeyemi: St Gideon Orkar represents the triumph of the spirit over body

By Remi Oyeyemi “While Revolutionaries as Individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.”~ Thomas Sankara “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”~  John C. Maxwell “The key to change… is to let go of fear.”~Rosanne Cash On April 22, 1990, when[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Abba Kyari and His Red Flags of Vulgar Exhibitionism

 By Farooq A. Kperogi Twitter: @farooqkperogi Although there is no art to decipher the cunning of crooked cops, DPC Abba Kyari gave us many red flags to cause us to be suspicious of his policing, but many people ignored it. I, for one, have an abiding suspicion of people who are[Read More…]

Law Mefor: A Memo to the Indigenous People of Nigeria

By Law Mefor Permit me to take the liberty of addressing you on a matter, which I consider quite crucial. I am of a well-considered view that the indigenous peoples of Nigeria are big and staunch enough to fix Nigeria for common good. Yet, you chose the questionable and inglorious[Read More…]

Top 10 Popular Nigerian Lies with Enormous Staying Power

 By Farooq A. Kperogi Twitter: @farooqkperogi In Nigeria, once lies and historical myths take roots, they are almost always impossible to uproot. But the stubborn persistence of lies is no reason to give up on correcting them. Find below 10 oft-repeated lies with the most staying power in Nigeria. 1. That[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria is heading towards an implosion

Four years ago now, I wrote this piece about the thing of collective guilt, and what it leads to. I think it’s more relevant now as Nigeria falls to pieces because of the bad leadership of Buhari. I’ll talk, first in general terms, and then about the one that worries[Read More…]

Opinion: Twitter ban will have drastic implications on Nigeria’s economy

 By: Odewale Abayomi In retaliation for Twitter deleting President Buhari’s tweet for violating its “abusive behaviour” policy, the federal government suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria indefinitely on the premise that the platform is persistently used for activities that are “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. It is worth noting that[Read More…]

Eugene Uzor: The crates were found to contain the missing Nigerian

By Eugene Uzor On Thursday, July 4th, 1984, at the cargo terminal of Stansted Airport 40 miles (64km) north of London, a young British customs officer, Charles David Morrow was on duty and his suspicion of the situation around a particular crate was triggered even further by an All Ports[Read More…]