Tag: tribalism

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Op-ed EditorOctober 24, 2017

Opinion: In search of the ‘detribalized’ Nigerian

by Jideofor Adibe   Nigerians love buzzwords – slogans that are repeated frequently enough, (and imbued with assumed values), that ...

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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 ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 16, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Nigeria should have a one-day identity holiday

by Pius Adesanmi But for the giveaway that is in our names, I would have called for a daunting challenge: ...

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EzinneSeptember 15, 2017

The Thread: How Igbos should conduct themselves in these crazy times

In the wake of the Nigerian Military’s activation of Operation Python Dance, BBOG activist and Co-founder of Transparency International Oby ...

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EzinneSeptember 14, 2017

The Thread: “The only man who’s “balanced & objective” while his house is on fire is a mad man” | Igbos do not apologise for Nnamdi Kanu

It’s burning on TwitterNG just as it is in Abia state where the Nigerian Army has taken up a stronghold. ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 30, 2017

Opinion: President Buhari still doesn’t get it

by Ikechukwu Amaechi After listening to President Muhammadu Buhari’s three minutes, fifty-six seconds national broadcast on Monday, August 21, his ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 19, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: America’s South is like Nigeria’s North and vice versa

by Farooq Kperogi It is all too easy to look at the United States and be led to suppose that ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 1, 2017

Opinion: For Nigeria, we live and die

by Michael Ace A northerner died in the west by the hands of a man who said his fathers taught ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 3, 2017

Opinion: Ahiara – The evil of disobeying the Pope

by Kingsley Ahanonu   It is with sorrow that I write this treatise, and this is because the church has ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 28, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: Buhari or a voice from the grave?

by Femi Fani-Kayode “All of us who do not speak the Hausa language in which Buhari allegedly addressed Nigerians are ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 27, 2017

Reuben Abati: Buhari and the Hausa language

by Reuben Abati “Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.” “Which Baba?” “Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.” “In ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 26, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state?

by Femi Fani-Kayode “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 18, 2017

Cheta Nwanze: There is something wrong with Nigeria

by Cheta Nwanze   In 1997, Edmund Fitzgibbon, the Irish Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Warri retired. He had ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 13, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Nigerian gangs and keeping crime in the tribal family

by Pius Adesanmi I’ve been paying attention to the ethnic composition of Nigerian criminal gangs with the corner of one ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 10, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: Governor Ambode, so Jim Ovia is the only Igbo person with a Lagos success story?

Over the past few weeks, you would have noticed across the major roads in Lagos – Ikorodu Road and the ...

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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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Op-ed EditorMarch 30, 2017

Olusegun Adeniyi: Ile Ife and the Nigerian tragedy

by Olusegun Adeniyi The less you say, the less risk you run of saying something foolish, even dangerous. In 1825, ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 27, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: The sons and daughters of Ile-Ife- butchered, paraded and now prisoners of war

by Femi Fani-Kayode Permit me to begin this contribution with an aside. The barbarians that launched a terror attack in ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 25, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Buhari’s failure to label and properly address terrorism in Nigeria

by Peregrino Brimah Okwumo Nwabuzor and Olisaeloka Ezike were sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday for killing a postgraduate student, Cynthia ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 25, 2017

Dele Momodu: Heresy in the house of Oduduwa

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me take you on historical excursions today. At this unfortunate time that History is ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2016

Opinion: Why tribalism is stupid

by Derin Adebayo These past few days there has been a lot of tribalism on display on Twitter. It was ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 24, 2016

The Thread: “Before you start Igbo bashing, remember the thing doing you isn’t the thing doing the Igbos”

Igbos are trending on Twitter today, and it’s got something to do with their outcry over the soldiers dispatched to ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 10, 2016

The Thread: Nigeria wasn’t always so polarised

Once upon a time, Nigeria was not so polarised. Once upon a time Northerners and Easterners dwelt in peace and ...

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Oreoluwa PetersSeptember 6, 2016

#30Days30Voices: ‘The problem we have is tribalism’ | Man talks about the rise of insurgency in Nigeria

Tribalism is a major problem that has eaten deep into the fabric of the various institutions – both public and ...

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UgoTalksAlotSeptember 5, 2015

Why I don’t want to have an ethnic group

I’ve told quite a number of people that I would rather not be affiliated with any Nigerian tribe, I just ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 29, 2014

Opinion: Before Akpabio destroys Akwa-Ibom with tribalism

by Inibehe Effiong We are approaching another election year in Akwa Ibom State and the gladiators are up in arms ...

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February 28, 2014

Opinion: Tribalism is the main problem with Nigeria (Part 1)

by Jerome Samson In the face of this quagmire, we can only identify one root cause of our national woes. ...

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February 6, 2014

Opinion: Can Nigeria be negotiated out of its condition

by Adagbo Onoja But, as things are today both in Nigeria and globally, can Nigeria negotiate itself without imploding unintentionally? ...

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November 27, 2013

Federal Fire Service in secret recruitment scam (Report)

by Akintomiwa Agbaje Federal Fire Service is once again under intense scrutiny as it is said to have broken the ...

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August 10, 2013

Pius Adesanmi: Do not disturb – Intelligent Nigerians in conversation

by Pius Adesanmi “My brother, you are spot on. We must not allow tribalists to condemn our own. We must ...

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