Six Things June 12 Taught Me

Where were you on June 12, 1993? I was in Ilorin, Kwara state, enjoying the weekend with my cousins. I could not vote because...

NBC vs AIT: Matters arising

It started like a little rumour weeks ago that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was planning to descend on the African Independent Television (AIT)...

Mr President, May We Discuss Your Cabinet?

SIMON KOLAWOLE LIVE! simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961 Your Excellency, I want to seize this opportunity to wish you the best of the Ramadan season...

Talkin’ about a Revolution

I always hesitate to use the “R” word because I don’t understand how it really works, but a lot of Nigerians have been talking...

The Search for the Nigerian Dream

In July 2005, aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Lagos, a number of Nigerians spent hours discussing the state of the nation....

Nigeria and the Hegemony of Ideology

We marked the World Water Day on March 22 with a damning statistic: over 60 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking...

An Aerial View of 2019 Polls

With the exception of Rivers state — where former friends are at war — governorship elections have been concluded across Nigeria on the not-so-unfamiliar...

Weaponising Religion in Yoruba Politics

In case you missed it, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an advocacy group, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Muslim ministers from five...

Going Forward or Backward?

The conduct of the 2019 general election has, expectedly, become the subject of heated discussions and debates everywhere — offices, schools, homes, newspaper vendor...

The Morning after

If you ask me, I would say there are three critical stages of elections in Nigeria — and each is potentially explosive. The first...

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