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Preliminary notes on #RevolutionNow

By Edwin MADUNAGU For the Nigerian Left, the strongest lesson of what may now be called Nigeria’s #RevolutionNow—that is, the August 5 mass protests organized by some young fragments of the movement—may be formulated as a warning: If…
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As Audu Ogbeh takes the backseat

By Eric TENIOLA WHEN President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, submitted his list of Ministers to the Senate on July 23, the name of Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh (72) was missing. He was one of the few Ministers who was not re-nominated by the…
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ALERT: Free speech endangered in Nigeria

 By Yemi ADAMOLEKUN, Abiodun BAIYEWU, Cheta NWANZE, Chidi ODINKALU, Gbenga SESAN IN a worrying trend, speaking out is becoming more dangerous in Nigeria as curbs on free speech, and repercussions for taking stances opposed to the…
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Does Nigeria really need a revolution now?

By ‘Fisayo SOYOMBO IT'S the scheduled day for the 21-state #RevolutionNow protests championed by activist Omoyele Sowore who, as he must have expected, is currently in Department of State Services (DSS) detention. Ordinarily, talks at the…
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Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

Dear President and General Buhari, I AM constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all…
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The Nduka Obaigbena phenomenon

By Simon Kolawole I RECOLLECT vividly as if it happened yesterday — the day I first had a one-on-one with Mr Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and chairman of THISDAY Newspapers. I had heard so much about him, the good and the bad, and I…
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