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Volume  #1

The Delta state N5 billion bond in perspective By Peter Egwuatu THE present stage in the evolution of the Nigerian economy demands a lot from all the tiers of governments...

36 things that are guaranteed to happen in 2001 By Orok Edem 1. Ikemba and Ralph would drive down Milliken Hill, with Ralph at the wheels…..the Ikemba would officially hand over the secret of the Biafran Initiative to Ralph, then would heave a sigh of relief…

200 Meters - Compromising the Truth By Clement Ikpatt & N. H. Ibanga (Nigerian Publius) We are constrained by latest developments relating to the Bill for Revenue Allocation (Abolition of onshore/offshore dichotomy) Act 2002 – herein referred to as the Bill – to write the following...

419 ELECTIONS By Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Gentlemen of the Press: Exactly a week ago, on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, I addressed you under the auspices of the Presidential Candidates of the Conference of Nigerian Registered Political Parties (CNPP)...

1999 Constitution Sharia And Public Order By Sebastine HonSudan As An Empirical Case Study: Sudan, a central African State, has an estimated landmass of 500 square kilometres. A former British colony, it regained independence in January 1956...

2002: National year of Sovereign Conferences: Mid-year review By Sam Abbd Israel (AN OPEN LETTER TO FELLOW NIGERIANS III) Dear Fellow Nigerians It is necessary to re-affirm our commitment to the project of the National Year of Sovereign Conferences...

THE 2003 ELECTION: THE ELECTORATES, THE FOLLOWERS, THE PRESS AND THE POLITICIANS By Christopher Odetunde, Ph.D. We are flabbergasted to learn that the jostling for position in the 2003 political sharing and/or zoning of Nigeria has begun in earnest and the bride (the electorates) is not even involved...

The 2003 elections and its aftermath By Ahmadu Kurfi The Maradin Katsina. In an article titled "General elections 2003 – whither Nigeria?" published in the Weekly Trust newspaper before the commencement of the said elections...

The 2003 Presidential Elections - The Militicians vs the Civilians by Bolaji AlukoIntroducing the Would-Be President-Generals...

Gani Fawehinmi: A crusader in a cobweb By Abubakar Gimba Some five years ago when I was in Ibadan for the national executive committee meeting of the Association of Nigeria Authors (ANA), a journalist had asked me...

A Nigerian Solution: APN by Clement Ikpatt In 1900, after a century of painstaking coordination against slavery, colonialism and white domination...

A Tribute to Ghana's Electoral Democracy by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD Yesterday, January 7, marked a significant transition in Ghana: a formal hand-over of power from former president Flt. Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings to new president John Kufuor of the NPP, who defeated Rawling's NDC party candidate and former vice-president John Atta Mills in two otherwise uneventful elections held within three weeks of each other...

A call for- Determination - Endurance - Perseverance By Godfrey Arumoh Our purpose is to administer ourselves independently and without interference...

A CASE FOR A DEMOCRATIC AUDIT OF NIGERIA By Mike Ikhariale The 41st anniversary celebration of the nation’s independence from colonial Britain which took place on the first day of the month of October 1960 has provided us with...

A communist amongst failed capitalists By Orok Edem I have just read an article by Mr. Edwin Madunagu titled "More complex than politics" published in the www.Nigerdeltacongress.com and the Guardian of August 28, 2003...

A CRITIQUE OF Peter Ekeh's BRITISH IMPERIALISM IN URHOBO LAND Colonial "Treaties of Protection" With Urhobo Communities in "Warri District"[1] By J. O. S. AYOMIKE Member, Itsekiri Leaders' Forum Warri.

The above-named document is among the batch of papers recently prepared by... A CRITIQUE of Peter Ekeh's BRITISH IMPERIALISM IN URHOBO LAND Colonial "Treaties of Protection" With Urhobo Communities in "Warri

District" [PART II ] By J. O. S. Ayomike Member, Itsekiri Leaders’ Forum, Warri. I will repeat what I said earlier in A CRITIQUE [Part 1] that

A cry from the wilderness by Professor I.O Agbede As our economy depends almost entirely on crude oil export the urge to generate resources is practically dead...

A Ghost on the Prowl By Ufot Essien Going through the bound volume of back copies of the Newswatch magazine borrowed from a friend and ex-staff of the magazine that served on the stable during Giwa's death,...

A HISTORY OF CORRUPTION By Anthony A. Akinola Until President Obasanjo began his crusade against corruption via the Anti-Corruption law, "Welcome to the country of corruption"...

A Holiday Message by Soboyejo Awosika-Coker As we bask in the encapsulating ambiance of the holiday season, let us all as Nigerians, irrespective of our nationalities, resolve to...

A look at Nigeria's economy by Oladele Olashore A look at the present desperate situation of Nigeria is enough to force one into the usual conclusion of a bleak and unenviable economic future-a future of permanent or structural emergencies...

A memo from Herbert Macaulay By Dr. Hope Eghagha UNDERSTANDABLY, the 41st anniversary of Nigeria's nationhood was devoid of the gaudy revelry that had become the hallmark of national celebrations...

A MONUMENT AS IGBO SYMBOL OF UNITY by Chike E. OkaforThe advent of democracy in Nigeria has propelled among others, freedom of expression and association...

A Motion For The Records By Seyi Odewale Last month at the lecture he delivered to mark the silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Radio Service of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Ibadan, Second Republic Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Osuolale Akinjide literally sparked off controversy of sorts...

A NATION IN SEARCH FOR DIRECTION: NIGERIA AT THE CROSS ROAD by Ritchie Ejiofor Esq.Nigerians have not been bold enough to accept the obvious existence of defects in its present structure nearly after forty years as an independent nation...

A NIGERIAN MILITARY IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY? NOT YET. By Professor Omo Omoruyi Research Fellow, African Studies Center, Boston University, CEO, ADVANCING DEMOCRACY in AFRICA (ADA), a consulting group RETREAT’ IS FIRE-FIGHTING, NOT A VISION. The recent retreat of the armed forces commanders with the President, Commander in Chief and the Minister of Defense raised many questions...

A Portrait of the Nigerian Politician By Reuben Abati The Nigerian politician is an interesting character, a living paradox...

A Prefatory Statement on BRITISH TREATIES OF PROTECTION IN WESTERN NIGER DELTA AND RIVAL ETHNIC CLAIMS ON "OWNERSHIP" OF WARRI By Editorial and Management Committee URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY In most respects, Warri is a unique city...

A Preliminary Forensic Analysis of INEC's Website So Far By Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD INTRODUCTION On April 12 and 19, 2003, elections to the National Assembly and to the Presidency/State Governorships of Nigeria were held...

A PROACTIVE UNITED IJAW A Perspective [3] By Opubo Gbanaye Benebo The Epilogue In the second segment of this article, I showed a political and economic construct by which the Ijaw Peoples can evolve an Ijaw inner country within the alliance of Nigeria...

A reading of Bola Ige By Edwin Madunagu I have met Chief Ige only once... A Rejoinder to Dr. Mbahi's piece on Northern Nigeria Leadership by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD I read with interest the piece on www.nigerdeltacongress.com/ titled "Northern Nigerian Leadership: A wasted Opportunity, A Betrayed Trust" by Musa Adamu Mbahi, M.D. of Laurel, Maryland...

A RESPONSE TO AN INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE By Danladi A. Mohammed Since Sanusi has pleaded guilty to some of the charges made against him by this writer and others there is no need to revisit some of the issues raised in the paper he responded to...

A Review of HRW's and CLEEN's Report on THE BAKASSI BOYS: The Legitimization of Murder and Torture On State Sponsored Vigilante Groups in Nigeria By Prof. Peter P. Ekeh Introduction Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been active in its international duties of watching the actions of several agencies...

A Second Look At Resource Control By IMA NIBORO The governors of the six states of the South-South zone appear to miss the point in the argument for resource control...

A SINKING MAN AND A DAMAGED PRESIDENT By BANJO ODUTOLA Esq.President George Pompidou is recorded to have said “A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service.”...

A STATEMENT BY ARC (OBONG) VICTOR ATTAH GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE ON THE SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT OF 5TH APRIL, 2002 The most charitable thing that one can say about the Supreme Court Judgment of 5th April, 2002 on the Resource Control Case instituted by the Federal Government of Nigeria...

A Stubborn INEC, Looking for Trouble By Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD Introduction It is very clear that we have a very stubborn Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headed by Dr. Abel Guobadia, and it is looking for serious trouble...

A tracer for the crisis By Akin Osuntokun There is now a one million naira political question being bandied around and it goes as follows:...

THE 'ABACHA IN OBASANJO' SYNDROME: SIGNS AND DIAGNOSIS By Prof. Mike Ikhariale In the last couple of weeks, there has been a steady stream of concerned commentators and critics of the aberrational political situation currently prevailing in Nigeria,...

Abalakas Long Road to Victory by UCHE ORTUANYA For some months now, it has been uneasy times for Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka who claimed to have discovered a cure for the dreaded disease, the Human Immuno Deficiency Sydrome. HIV/AIDS...

Abel Alalade, General Victor Malu, the Nigerian Military and Coup Threats By Zaiyol Karl In a season like this in Nigeria, usually there are on the horizon, spin doctors, voodoo analysts, and hypocrites, claiming to have invisible power of clairvoyance to read and analyze things unsaid,...

About Nigeria's External Debt by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD INTRODUCTION During the period May 17-18, 2001, a major international conference on Sustainable Debt and Development Strategy was organized...

Abubakar Umar bristles: I'm not an opportunist By Abubakar Umar Sequel to my open letter to the President titled ‘The Devil Is It Mr. President; the Presidency, or to be exact the Presidential Adviser on Public Affairs, Deacon Femi Fani Kayode, exercised his right of reply...

Accepting Abacha and Ken Saro-Wiwa as ours By Kole Omotoso It is difficult to discover how many times one should repeat something that is supposed to be good advice...

Accidents happen: Ibro in 2003 By Orok Edem What is it with these northerners? They cannot tell me that the north was so naïve not to know that any president irrespective of where he comes from, who runs Nigeria for the next 50 years, would be like a child with a hammer...

AD/Afenifere: The Squandering of Heritage By Dr. Wale Adebanjo Now that the Yoruba have overwhelmingly voted, as the election results indicate, for the People's Democratic Party, we must note that it will not be the first time a people will vote against what they do not 'like' and vote for what they do not 'need'...

THE ADULTERESS' DIARY By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi If you choose to read my diary you must forgive my often vulgar, some times irreverent language...

THE ADVENT OF THE MAGI IN THE SOUTH: ANY HOPE FOR A TRUE FEDERATION? by Ritchie Ejiofor, Esq. The news of the southern state governors summit in Lagos last week and their stated agenda should give hope and happiness...

ADVICE TO POLITICAL LEADERS: A NEW VISION FOR SOUTH-SOUTH IN NIGERIA AN ESSAY ON POWER EQUIVALENCE: ‘OIL POWER’, ‘MILITARY MIGHT’ AND ‘PRESIDENTIAL POWER’. By PROFESSOR OMO OMORUYI

WHY THIS PAPER This is a follow up to my essay on the THE POLITICS OF OIL,...

Advising Caesar: President Obasanjo and His 2002 "Budget of Hard Times Ahead" By Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD INTRODUCTION Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Good Book says "Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s."...

Afenifere: A Catalogue of Catastrophes By D. S. Dauda, MD Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his boss have one common, albeit unenviable, character trait...

Afenifere And the Rest of Them by Akinyemi Onigbinde The gathering was full, like a herbalist's bag, it contained different parts from the animal kingdom; heads of lizards, intestine of mosquito, brain of tortoises, legs of snake, the beaks of vulture and the shell of snails...

Africa in the Age of a Global Network Society: The Challenges Ahead By Patience Akpan Nigeria's president, Rtd. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, has never been a favorite of Nigerian journalists...

Africa was set adrift before it was ready to rule itself By Bruce Anderson Tony Blair is right. We should take an interest in Africa's welfare, and not only for sentimental reasons...

AFRICA AND HER TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED NEIGHBORS: LIVING IN THE MIDDLE AGES. By Ritchie Ejiofor

Africa has been in the news lately and this dawn of new awareness was sparked off with the tripartite visit to the continent by the U.S President...

African leaders By Paul Harris Robert Mugabe is smiling this week. Despite all the furore over the England cricket team's World Cup boycott,...

African Mid Summer Blues or Madness: African Union is born. By Chike E. Okafor Africans have always been at the receiving end of human abuse...

African Women and Female Circumcision - Some Reflections By Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Introduction African women in the United States are faced with many challenges...

Afrocentric Chauvinism And The Glorification of Geriatric Politics By M. Braide (PhD) Quite frankly, a massive abyss exists between General (Chief) Olusegun Obasanjo’s reality and the everyday reality of most of us, his worshipful, obedient, very respectful, sycophantic, honey-tongued,...

AFTER PRESIDENT OBASANJO, WHO/WHAT? By Professor Omo Omoruyi I threw this question into a recent essay, which I wrote on the issue of pact between the geo-ethno- military-clique and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in June 1998 on one term only...

"After the final ruling "On Bakassi" By William Etim-Bassey  …They Sow the Wind…And Reap the Whirlwind…Hosea 8:7 Preamble Irrespective of the victor, the ruling by the International Criminal Court of justice on the exercise of sovereignty over the Bakassi islands was always going to be a contentiously tough sell...

AGUDA: THE PASSING OF A GENIUS By Prof. Mike Ikhariale The death on Wednesday, the 5 th of September 2001 of Justice Timothy Akinola Aguda in Lagos has created such a massive crater on the juristic and progressive civil society planet of Nigeria...

Aikhomu's distress call By Tony Ogbetere A lot has been said about the presence of United States' military personnel in Nigeria and the dissent views of Victor Malu,...

Ajibola Ige: An Ecumenical Spirit By Wole Soyinka THE murderers are among us. Let no one be in any doubt - they sit among us, right within this sombre gathering that honours the passage of a hero...

Akintola was right! By Lanre Agoro That the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has come to stay is a forgone conclusion but the dust and furore raised by its formation have not settled down and will not settle for quite some time...

Akwa Ibom People: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow By N. H. Ibanga Ladies and gentlemen, it is high time Akwa Ibom educated picked up the mantle of leadership they dropped several decades ago after they had shown the country the right way forward...

AL-KANEMI BEFORE DANFODIO'S COURT: Sultan Bello’s response to Kyari Tijjani By SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI Professor Kyari Tijjani’s article, "George Bush before Al-Kanemi’s Court" (Daily Trust, Friday, April 11, 2003) should have borne the title "Dan Fodio before Al-Kanemi’s Court",

AKWA IBOM STATE: The Nigeria Scapegoat (I) By Clement Ikpatt Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria was created on September 23, 1987 and until infamous Supreme Court judgment, remained the third largest producer of petroleum products in Nigeria...

AKWA IBOM STATE: The Nigeria Scapegoat (II) By Clement Ikpatt If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they. – Ecclesiastes 5:8, KJV - The Holy Bible...

Akwa Ibom State The Nigerian Scapegoat 3 By Clement Ikpatt Inside what has become a culture of political betrayals, backstabbing, corruption and mediocrity, the Akwa Ibom people are always helplessly at the receiving end...

All About NUON, Lai Balogun, Obasanjo, Abacha, Afenifere & YCE by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD Introduction It is amazing how my deep archives reveal subtle truths from facts...

The Al-Mustapha Coup Bogey By Prof. Omo Omoruyi ‘SECURITY BREACHES’, A CODED TERM FOR A COUP PLOT FROM PRISON ANOTHER OBASANJO’S DIVERSION AT THE EXPENSE OF AL-MUSTAPHA’S HUMAN RIGHTS...

Alternatives to Deregulation by Prof Eskor Toyo Nigerian development plans, the constitutions of the country, and pronouncements by Nigerian heads of state keep saying that the Nigerian state aims at a society...

America and the United Nations By Edwin Madunagu IN 1918, towards the conclusion of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson of the United States of America presented a plan to the victorious Allied Powers for an international association of nations...

American Africans and Continental Africa Legacy Month By M. O. Ené CLASSIFICATION: No one knows the first African to come to the land we now call America. I don't think any DNA trait could establish...

American Justice, Right of Appeal and the Nigerian Slave Trade By Orok Edem I have just read with deep trepidation and dread, a news item credited to the Attorney General of Nigeria and written by Emmanuel Onwubiko, captioned "Govt. wants U.S. to try Nigerians for financial crimes"...

AMINA LAWAL AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION By Mike Ikhariale Unless a miracle happens such as the Almighty Allah himself intervening to stay the hands of the blood thirsty mob of Funtua that is now busy gathering stones and cudgels preparatory to their...

Among the Itshekiri, Ijaw, Urhobo: Who own Warri? By Victor Ak’Denila Ordinarily, one would have thought Prof. Itsey Sagay would not be involved in such controversy as the issue of Warri ownership...

An African Philosophy of History in the Oral Tradition By E. J. Alagoa Introduction A few decades ago, African historians were required to answer questions concerning the viability of their enterprise...

An Alternative Review of Land Grabbing Propensities Across Africa: From Sir Cecil Rhodes’ Zimbabwe To Lord Fredrick Lugard’s Federal Republic of Nigeria. By Kombo Mason Braide (PhD) According to a children's book about Sir Cecil Rhodes, as at 1959, Southern Rhodesia had already been tamed, civilised and well groomed by the British...

AN ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES AT THE 2002 WORLD CUP AND THE FUTURE OF OUR NATIONAL TEAM By OCHE ONAZI, LL. B., BL. JOS, NIGERIA. After the performance of the Super Eagles at the Mali 2002 African Nations Cup, many of us didn’t expect anything satisfactory from our National team at the on-going World Cup...

AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT IN THE DERIVATION SUIT By A. EKONG BASSEY ESQ (SAN)

There is no doubt that the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on April 5 2002 on the seaward boundary of a littoral state will continue for a long time to engage the attention of Nigerians and to excite their curiosity...

An appeal to the Umma (1) by Orok Edem Wassalaam Alaikum Anybody who has heard the imperial proclamation from Abubakar Atiku a Fulani prince and does not sit up is bound to end up in sorrows, tears or dead...

An Appeal to the Ummah (2) By Orok Edem Indeed all praise belong to Allah, we praise Him, seek His aid and His forgiveness... 

An Odor of Soccer Corruption - A Call to Investigate By Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD The story is told of an American visitor to Islamabad a few years ago striking up a conversation with a Pakistani taxi driver about that country's Transparency International rating as the most corrupt country in the world. The taxi driver retorted that in fact Pakistan was the second most corrupt country that year, but it had bribed Nigeria to switch positions with it since it was tired of playing second fiddle on the corruption scale for so long to Nigeria...

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY By MR. AKPOBIBIBO ONDUKU LASTING PEACE IN DELTA STATE: A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS A CULTURE OF PEACE IN THE NIGER DELTA. It was Socrates who said and I quote "I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think"...

An open letter to Wada Nas: Mr. Patrick is out of business. by Orok Edem Ranka shi dede, please pardon my impertinence for writing this letter to you. It should ideally be sent to Baba, but you have recently put your integrity on the line and vouched for his intelligence...

An Update to Essay on Local Council Polls and INEC By Bolaji Aluko, PhD In a recent essay, I made the following suggestions about the ongoing imbroglio over May 18 or no May 18 Council polls in Nigeria: http://www.gamji.com/aluko15.htm MID-WEEK ESSAY: Local Council Polls and INEC - A Funny Game Is Going On Here! April 11, 2002...


Volume #2

And God Said, Chris... By Waziri Adio This is about a certain man of God called Chris Okotie. One day not long ago, he meditated long and hard about the many problems of the country called Nigeria...

And the man lied By Soboyejo Awosika-Coker "One has to multiply one's thoughts to the point where there aren't enough policemen to control them…" …Stanislaw Jerzy Lec And the Man lied… and then he died… For…

And What Is To Be Done About the 2003 Elections Results? by Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD USA INTRODUCTION What is to be done about the 2003 elections results? That is the big question begging for an answer – or many answers...

The Angels of Destiny & Eternal Recurrence by Anthony Effik Religion and Power Religion and power are a deadly cocktail...

Annals of political rascality By Olatunji Dare If former military president cared about anything other than wielding untrammeled power, it was about "his place in history."...

Another Ige Murder Suspect Obtains Favor Under Obasanjo's Administration By Bolaji Aluko, PhD My People: A top murder suspect, since released, of Chief Bola Ige, is currently an Osun State Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Another look at the 'turn by turn' philosophy By Pini Jason Before now, some Nigerians have made a case for a single term in office for elected public officers, especially with particular reference to the office of the President...

Antecedents of the Fourth Republic By Edwin Madunagu My concern here is simple, embarrassingly simple...

Anthony Enahoro speaks again By Edwin Madunagu CHIEF Anthony Enahoro, the veteran political thinker, nationalist politician, social democrat, pre-eminent member of his generation of the Nigerian political class, courageous fighter and dialectician in political tactics, has spoken again - to his country and the world...

Anti-Corruption Agenda for the Federal Republic of Nigeria

2003: The struggle for Aso Rock By Remy Oriaku The year 2003 has suddenly come to acquire special significance in contemporary Nigerian life and discourse...

ANYIM VERSUS EGWU AND THE ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ By Prof. Mike Ikhariale This short piece is in response to the recent reported toying by the National Assembly of Nigeria with the idea of declaring a state of emergency over...

Apologies, Reparations, and the Path to Healing by Ambrose Ehirim In the human context, genocide, pogrom, or ethnic cleansing constitutes a systematic planned massacre of a racial, political, cultural, or minority group...

ARE SOVEREIGN CONFERENCES INEVITABLE IN NIGERIA? By Sam Abbd Israel "Once again, let us leave the political fools alone to their electioneering, to their religious and political games of mammon worship, and to their blood-shedding activities in the name of power...

Arewa and its politics of survival BY TONY NWANKWO Sokoto State, the undisputed home of the caliphate chose a befitting motto for their people: "Born to Rule". Why not?...

The Arewa cancer By Kola Animasaun Cancer, from all reports and from physical manifestations, is a very debilitating illness...

Arguments over the constitution By Edwin Madunagu THE Constitution of a state is, in the first place, an expression of the balance of forces in that polity...

The Arithmetic's of Election Rigging in Nigeria By Mobolaji E. Aluko A. INTRODUCTION Suppose two candidates X and Y go into a free election ( that is most or all who wish to register are registered; most or all who registered are allowed to vote) and fairly-counted election...

THE ARMY AND THEIR AMERICAN INSTRUCTORS By Mike Ikhariale A few days ago, the Defence Minister, T. Y. Danjuma was quoted by the AFP international press as saying that the Nigerian Army is divided over...

The 'Arrangee' Presidency :The end does not always justify the means By Isaac Sagay Compromise with current morality leads to bungling, which is always despicable; and when practised by statesmen involves men in ruin". Isaiah Berlin: "Against the Current"

As The Nation Bleeds: Our President Goes to Jamaica Again - ThisDay Editorial Yesterday, President Olusegun Obasanjo relapsed, again, to the signature malaise of his presidency...

Assault on the academy By Professor Poju Akinyanju There are four issues for which the Nigerian public —at least some vocal section of it-believe University lecturers should be crucified...

Assessing States and Universities in Nigeria - Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder By Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD INTRODUCTION As a teacher, I hear this kind of statement all the time from students: "I got an A in Chemistry but the teacher gave me an F in English!"...

ASUU AND THE PROBLEMS IN OUR UNIVERSITIES By Mike IkharialeWhatever position one holds on the ongoing impasse in the industrial tussle between ASUU and the FGN, there is an incontrovertible middle ground...

Awakening Africa's Sleeping Giant By Andrew Young, Jr.Although hailed by the international community as Africa's good news following years of military mismanagement and corruption, Nigeria's domestic public opinion these days indicates otherwise...

Awo and the Creation of States [1987]. Appears in the collection *Nigeria: The Brink of Disaster* (Port Harcourt: Saros, 1991), Ken Saro-Wiwa.

I am a Khana. The Khana along with their cousins, the Gokana, Tai and Eleme have, since 1947, been grouped as Ogonis, in the Ogoni Division...

Awo, Yorubas and legacy hunters By Bobson Gbinije The life unto life mummified remains of Chief Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo must be re-echoing to the Yoruba people the Shakespearean refrain "are all thy greatness shrunk to this little measure"...

Awolowo's People's Republic By Edwin Madunagu OUR youths are so alienated, disoriented and disconnected from the nation's history that I may need to start this piece by introducing the main subject, Chief Obafemi Awolowo...

"The Other Side of Human Rights" by Saro Wiwa 15 Dec. 1985 column (probably from the *Vanguard*). Appears in the collection *Nigeria: The Brink of Disaster* (Port Harcourt: Saros, 1991)General Babangida prides himself on his human rights record... 

Babangida’s Misguided Optimism by Soboyejo A.S.A. Awosika-Coker Coming into a brand new year (and a new millennium for that matter), the last individual I would want to waste my extremely precious and valuable time on,...

BABANGIDA AGAIN? By Mike Ikhariale The perennial recalcitrance and Lucifer-like incorrigibility that indelibly define both the moral and political profile of the gap-toothed Minna based retired General once again came into...

BAKASSI AT THE BAR OF POLITICS By Solomon Ukhuegbe"The partition of Africa," J.D. Hargraves wrote nearly half century ago, "is one of those historical processes which have been more discussed than studied."...

Volume #3

EDDERT and the misrepresentation of facts by N. H. Ibanga One of the most fundamental causes of the sorry state of Nigeria and Africans in general, is the almost total neglect of the teaching of our history, by us, to our children... 

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