Category: Special Reports

Biafra and the Bullfrogs of Our Time

•By Wole Soyinka•  This is the text of a speech delivered by Professor Wole Soyinka at the NEVER AGAIN CONFERENCEorganised by the Nzuko Umunna and Ndigbo, to mark...

Tribute: Robin Horton, Examplary Professor Takes Final Exit

•BY ROLAND OGBONNAYA•  On a beautiful late sunny afternoon in 1951, a young Briton filled with ambitious dreams for the future made his firstconnection with Nigeria...

49 Garlands to the Niger Delta Golden Boy, Dakuku Peterside

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble According to one of the foremost Philosophers, John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the...

Those Who Come To Equity, Must Come With Clean Hands

By Gbemi Saraki Thursday 2nd of January 2020, the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, gave orders to the Police to open fire on aged women, at the contested...

Investing in Refugees, their Hosts: A Development Approach

Today, there are more refugees in the world than directly after World War II. That is almost 26 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and...

Allen Onyema, Air Peace Against US Department of Justice: Points to Ponder

By Emmanuel N. Emenyonu• The Nigerian media space went agog when the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division on November 19,...

How Co-operatives Support Development in African Economies

•By Edward Israel-Ayide• The rapid advancement of mechanisation from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s, which is now considered as the Industrial Revolution, resulted...

The Danger of Unequal Criminal Justice System in Nigeria

Being the Text of the Public Lecture delivered by FEMI FALANA (SAN) to Mark the 20thEdition of Bishop Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos on...

Projections for Several Countries Show Poverty is Likely to Increase, Says Malpass

World Bank Group President DAVID MALPASS on Friday delivered a speech to the Plenary Session of the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors. Excerpts… Chairman...

Int’l Day Of Girl: Celebrating Opportunity, Gender Equality

BY OLUWAKEMI SODEHINDE• “If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman/girl, you educate a nation.” This well-known African proverb...