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Is #EndSARS Nigeria’s tipping point?

    Is #EndSARS Nigeria’s tipping point?

The youth uprising against police brutality in Nigeria has taken many by surprise. Conventional wisdom is that the youth are more likely to dance at a concert than sing a

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Disband SARS and reform the police

    Disband SARS and reform the police

If you don’t know Ndubuisi (“Dele”) Udo, it is not your fault. The Nigerian police did not allow him to be great. As a teenage athlete in the 1970s, Udo

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Craving a new Nigeria

    Craving a new Nigeria

In my previous article, ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, I tried to examine the root of Nigeria’s divisive politicking. In what many saw as a sacrilegious criticism of

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Nigeria at 60: Divided we stand?

    Nigeria at 60: Divided we stand?

We often tell ourselves a lot of beautiful lies in Nigeria. One of my favourite is the saying: “This is not the dream of our founding fathers.” By that, we

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NESG vs CBN: A battle of wits?

  NESG vs CBN: A battle of wits?

Amidst the series of tough decisions rolled out by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Nigerian economy gasps for breath under

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Buhari’s shock therapy for Nigerians

  Buhari’s shock therapy for Nigerians

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. Former governor of New York, Mario Matthew Cuomo, now of blessed memory,

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Playing politics with southern Kaduna

  Playing politics with southern Kaduna

Two can play the game. That should sum up the politicking surrounding the disinvitation of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, governor of

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Apple’s $2tr question for Nigeria’s oil

  Apple’s $2tr question for Nigeria’s oil

In Nigeria, oil is definitely the apple of our eyes — we don’t need to argue over that. But this

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Mailafia and the conspiracy theories

  Mailafia and the conspiracy theories

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), shook the airwaves recently when he

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Shoprite and our ‘bad belle’ syndrome

  Shoprite and our ‘bad belle’ syndrome

When Shoprite owners announced that they were selling their stake in the Nigerian market, many of us were baffled. Initially

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