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Differentiating crime from free speech 

Debate is raging across the world on individual freedom, free speech, security, and taking responsibility. Nations — including older, liberal democracies like the United Kingdom and Canada — are taking firm steps to peg the boundaries…

ISLAM: Difference in Yorubaland and Hausaland

Popular narratives about Nigeria, particularly in the West, routinely dichotomize the country into a “Muslim North” and a “Christian South”. But this dichotomization elides many subtleties, such as the fact that Muslims enjoy a numerical…

Osun Governor and the people’s will

Speaking with newsmen who met him in his country home at Iragbiji during the Sallah holidays, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun addressed key issues that further revealed his strong belief in the supremacy of the people to…

Eid-el-Kabir: Another festival in despair

Monologue Last Tuesday, July 20, 2021, was Eidul-Adha day of year 1442 AH throughout the world. The Arabic word Eid means is a festival of joy and festivities in Islam that reminds the religious ancestry of Prophet Ibrahim’s faith with…

Nigerians troops and bravery

President Joe Biden has a favorite sign-off at the end of every major speech: “May God bless America and may God protect our troops.” In August 2020, when he gave a speech at the Democratic Convention, Biden ended…

Ortom, PDP and hatred

I read with special interest, a story credited to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday where he alleged that Governors recently defecting to the All Progressives Party APC from the People’s Democratic Party PDP were…

Sunday Igboho: Symbol of Yoruba resistance

Much has been said and written about the crude, brutish, uncivilized, cowardly and roguish assault on the Ibadan residence and person of the globally acclaimed symbol of Yoruba Resistance Chief Sunday Adeyemo famously known as…