Monday, February 6, 2023

Opinion

February 5, 2023

Chidi Odinkalu: Enugu Rangers International and the allure of soft power

Where the violence of the war had failed, the soft power of the indomitable spirit of Rangers International had persuaded Nigeria into a love affair with their origins.

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu
February 4, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Three major shifts in 2023 presidential campaign

How these changing dynamics will impact the outcome of the election is still up in the air.

Peter Obi, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar.
February 1, 2023

Abdullahi Gulloma: Understanding Hauwa Yusuf Kazaure’s books on punctuations, climate change and the prophets

Written in simple English tenses and demonstrated with relevant punctuation marks, the book, from its outlook is, no doubt, an excellent gift for kids.

Hauwa Yusuf Kazaure
January 29, 2023

Chidi Odinkalu: Wole Olanipekun’s donation of Ekiti courthouse could harm Nigeria’s judicial system

How does a judge who sits in a court built by one man avoid the impression that he or she has a special relationship with the “owner” of the court?

Wole Olanipekun and newly-donated Ikere-Ekiti courthouse
January 28, 2023

The Tinubu-Buhari cold war is becoming a hot war

This was completely preventable political self-harm.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu
January 24, 2023

Cheta Nwanze: Subsidy corruption, fuel scarcity and Buhari’s failure as Nigeria’s petroleum minister

Any fuel price hikes affect the Nigerian economy in ways that run much deeper than they do practically everywhere else in the world.

President Muhammadu Buhari and fuel queue
January 22, 2023

How insecurity could decide who becomes Nigeria’s next president

Even if voting eventually were to occur in many places, violence could have such a chilling effect as to mar election administration or deplete turnout.

Bandits and ballot box
January 21, 2023

Chatham House and Nigeria’s growing cultural cringe

Cultural cringe is the deep-rooted inferiority complex that causes psychologically damaged, formerly colonised people to inferiorise and disdain their own country and its culture.

Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu in Chatham House
January 21, 2023

Four years since murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, Ghana’s journalists still attacked with impunity

Since Divela’s death, at least 30 other Ghanaian journalists and media workers have faced abuses in connection with their work, including attacks, threats, and arrests.

The office of Ghanaian broadcaster Radio Ada FM pictured after it was ransacked on January 13, 2022.
January 19, 2023

Why we love expensive rituals

The only promises made by politicians are those they often do not intend to keep.

Julius Abure, Rufai Ahmed Alkali, Iyorchia Ayu and Abdullahi Adamu