Perspectives

  • S’Court has started the revolution, restructuring must be total, by Bode George

    Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment stopping state governments from retaining and using funds meant for the third tier of government – councils – is not only a victory for democracy but also a significant boost for Nigeria’s political and economic development. The apex court was precise and unambiguous in its verdict: allocations to local governments must be paid directly from the…

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  • Ali Ndume, the rant of an expert in grandstanding, by Daniel Bwala

    There is a common cliché that, it is always painful where one expects wisdom and discernment to prevail, it is indiscretion that take order. In recent times, I have taken my time to observe happenings within the polity. I have been vociferous, many times, against people’s views, especially those who have had the rare opportunity to occupy one position of…

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  • Wole Soyinka at 90: Tribute to a national treasure and global icon, by Bola Tinubu

    I am pleased to join admirers around the world in celebrating the 90th birthday of Nigeria’s iconic son and the world-renowned Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde, famously known as Wole Soyinka. Tomorrow the 13th July will be the climax of the series of local and international activities held in his honour. To underscore the global relevance of the literary giant, a…

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  • Samoa Agreement and journalistic red herring, by Bolaji Adebiyi

    Insinuations that the partnership agreement protects LGBTQ rights are unfounded, writes Bolaji Adebiyi Because of the press’s persuasive power to shape public opinion, one of its tenets demands accuracy as a core professional value. Accuracy is important because the press is a medium for the dissemination of information that many people use to make decisions or form opinions on critical…

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  • Islam, death, burial and vanities of life, by Mutalubi Ojo Adebayo, SAN

    May Allah accept the homecoming of Hon. Akinremi, forgive his shortcomings and admit him into aljannah fridaus. Amin. May Allah also comfort and uphold all those he left behind. Amin. I learnt that his burial (janazat) was not done yesterday but would take place today.  The Islamic way of conducting burial remains the best and one of the finest beauties…

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  • Despite odds, Tinubu remains the best man for turn-around, by Kola Amzat

    I’m oblivious of the fact that this Piece could attract barrage of attacks, but, I already developed thick skin to withstand whatever comes, as I continue to hold on to my deep conviction that with Nigeria present circumstance, the incumbent president remains the best figure to rescue the country from the pit she’s plunged by successive administrations. I’m very confident…

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  • Happy 90th birthday WS, my Dad’s true friend, by Funso Adegbola

    I have known the Nobel Laureate, Prof Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, who we fondly call Uncle Wole, Kongi, Prof and WS, for almost as long as I have known myself. He and my dad, Bola Ige were very close friends. They must have met at University College Ibadan, UCI- now University of Ibadan. They acted plays together in UCI and later…

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  • Wole Soyinka at 90: Truth, Literature and Nation building, by Prof. Tunji Olaopa

    Wole Soyinka has been hoary since I came to the knowledge of his works and his activism many years ago. Hoariness, for me, is not a feature of age or greying hair. On the contrary, I attach a certain level of exceptional venerableness to the very figure of WS. He possesses a dateless significance for me that surpasses the depth…

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  • Echoes of Ogun: Celebrating Wole Soyinka, by Babafemi Ojudu

    Please join us on July 13 at The Farm to celebrate WS, our own Wole Soyinka, in Ado Ekiti. There will be plenty of wine, sourced either from my grandfather’s aletu in Omioloye Farm or the vineyards of South Africa. Bacchus himself must make an appearance to honour Eni Ogun. There is no better place to celebrate and honour Wole…

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  • Kongi at 90, by Louis Odion, FNGE

    Yes, take a glimpse at this photograph. You would probably imagine, momentarily, a model among the bevy paraded by, say, the popular ritzy GQ magazine. If so, well, you just fell for a disguise. Now, take a closer look. Strip that bucket hat and you will behold, in its luxuriant bloom, that familiar hoary mane complemented by no less immaculate…

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