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Op-Ed EditorJune 14, 2021

Gbajabiamila, Saraki, Dakuku Peterside, Simon Kolawole, Banky W, Seun Awogbenle, Others for Dialogue on Nigeria’s Vision

Youth advocate, Seun Awogbenle has disclosed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Former Senate ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 22, 2021

The Urgency of Now: Youth Advocate, Seun Awogbenle announces book on the need for ‘A Nigerian Vision’

Youth advocate, Seun Awogbenle has announced his new book titled ‘The Urgency of Now: Why Nigeria Needs A vision of ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaAugust 6, 2020

‘The more dysfunctional a system is, the more the need for intentional journalism’ | Hot takes from #ThursdayTalks

“The job of a journalist is to hold people in power responsible; to hold a mirror to society,” Kadaria Ahmed’s ...

Fredrick NwabufoJune 16, 2019

Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be?

“It will take the next two months before ministers can come on board. Bringing them in now may disrupt the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Can Maina be Buhari’s turning point?

by Simon Kolawole To cut a long story short, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina came into national limelight in 2013 when, ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Teach me to fish, please

by Simon Kolawole   Two weeks ago, or a little more than that, I was at the midweek service in ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The forgotten conversations

by Simon Kolawole   A keen follower of the perennial debate on the state of the Nigerian union would have ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Making a case for Nigeria’s unity

by Simon Kolawole Nigeria is 57, going by the year of independence, and the consensus in every corner is that ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 24, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Ethnic pride and prejudice in Nigeria

by Simon Kolawole   Riddle: Name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

by Simon Kolawole   Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 10, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Of course, Nigeria is highly negotiable

by Simon Kolawole Where do you stand in this ongoing debate on the state of the Nigerian union? I have ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 3, 2017

Simon Kolawole: 1999 Constitution as “enemy of progress”

by Simon Kolawole   With the campaign for #BringBack1963Constitution gaining momentum, how many Nigerians have bothered to read the document? ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 27, 2017

Simon Kolawole: This thing called 1999 Constitution

by Simon Kolawole The most evil document in circulation in the world today, I am told, is the 1999 Constitution ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 20, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Return, resume and resign

If you believe in the evolution theory, you are most likely to believe that the loud calls on President Muhammadu ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 13, 2017

Simon Kolawole: If Nigeria finally breaks up

by Simon Kolawole I hate divorce. I have been using an Airtel mobile line since 2001 when GSM services were ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 6, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The pursuit of ‘fiscal’ federalism

by Simon Kolawole What is fiscal federalism? In economics, it is a subfield of public finance that studies the financial ...

EditorJuly 23, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The pursuit of ‘true’ federalism

by Simon Kolawole What is federalism? To use the simplest definition at my disposal, federalism is a political system in ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 16, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Restructuring Nigeria is Non-negotiable

by Simon Kolawole My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 9, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Goodluck Jonathan and the mystery of Malabu

by Simon Kolawole Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is back in the news — and, of course, it is not pretty. He ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 2, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Shifting “cultivation” in Nigerian politics

by Simon Kolawole If you are a newcomer to Nigerian politics, you should be forgiven for thinking Igbo are sworn ...

Op-ed EditorJune 25, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Restructuring Nigeria without tears

by Simon Kolawole Something is wrong with anybody who says there is nothing wrong with Nigeria. We all seem to ...

Op-ed EditorJune 18, 2017

Simon Kolawole: New Nigeria needs New Nigerians

by Simon Kolawole In a “side bar” article I wrote years ago, I noted that the then central bank governor, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 11, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Matters arising from ‘Kaduna Declaration’

by Simon Kolawole We are in that season again, aren’t we, when political tension is the major topic of discussion, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 4, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Don’t blame the youth

by Simon Kolawole   In 1985, or was it 1986, a top official of the Babangida administration said something that, ...

Op-ed EditorMay 21, 2017

Simon Kolawole: What happened to transparency?

by Simon Kolawole I need your help please. At the annual Nigerian jamboree to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in ...

Op-ed EditorMay 14, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours

by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I ...

Op-ed EditorMay 7, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The options before President Buhari

by Simon Kolawole If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in ...

Op-ed EditorApril 23, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Sanusi’s home truth deserves introspection

by Smon Kolawole The time has come, I propose, for the expression — “Sanusi stirs controversy” — to be officially ...

AzeezApril 16, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Corruption not fighting back — yet

by Simon Kolawole Let me start this discussion by making this declaration upfront: I have a soft spot for Mr. ...

Op-ed EditorApril 9, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Searching for the Nigerian identity

by Simon Kolawole   Is Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, first and foremost from Kano state? Or ...

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