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Cyriacus Njokusaurus: Dinosaurs and the Dangers of a Goodluck Democracy – Ogunyemi Bukola

  For those familiar with the ever busy theatre of Nigerian politics, the name Cyriacus Njoku needs no introduction. Twice has he challenged the eligibility of Goodluck Jonathan to stand for election into the highest political office in Nigeria, twice ...

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NECO and JAMB: The End of an Era and The Future of Nigeria’s Educational System – Ogunyemi Bukola

Apparently the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to scrap and merge some agencies and parastatals in line with the recommendations of the Stephen Oronsaye-led Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies. The committee, ...

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The Parable of Twelve Elders and a Leaking Umbrella – Ogunyemi Bukola

For observers of Nigeria’s political space in the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the merger of some major opposition parties to form the yet-to-registered All Progressives Congress and the crisis rocking the ruling party, the People’s Democratic Party, are ...

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Petroleum Industry Bill: the Carrot, the Sticks, and the Dummies – Ogunyemi Bukola

Last month, after much dilly dallying, and a particularly rowdy session which brought back memories of royal rumble legislation, the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill, that has aroused tension at the National Assembly since its presentation last year, was given a ...

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Africa: What Kind of African Doesn’t Speak Any African Languages?

Last year, I attended a conference that brought together African thought leaders. In a session about African identity, we explored the question of whether one could claim to be African without being fluent in any African languages. A passionate, and ...

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Africa: Mrs Thatcher and the Continent

Mrs Thatcher played a pivotal role in the ending of Apartheid in spite of herself. She once declared the African National Congress to be a “typical terrorist organisation… Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South ...

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