Five Days That Shook The Nation by Omoaholo Omoakhalen


It was about 10am on Monday, 9th January 2012 at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, a.k.a. Freedom Park. Nigerians had begun to converge on the rally ground for a showdown with a government that had for too long proved insensitive to the plight of the people and irresponsive to their…

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Why We Cannot Wait Or Be Quiet

Tunde Bakare

Being text of Pastor Tunde Bakare’s welcome address at SNG’s State Of The Nation Public Lecture 2 on 12th November, 2012. Fellow Nigerians, Friends of Nigeria, Gentlemen of the Press, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. I welcome you today to this November gathering, a time of intellectual exchange for our collective…

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Leadership Deficit, Income Disparity And The Oil And Gas Sector


In 1962, President John F. Kennedy of the United States, while unveiling the vision of landing a US astronaut on the moon, quoted William Bradford who said, “All great and honourable actions are accomplished with great difficulties and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage”. J.F Kennedy then…

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My Personal Naija Story


Hello Nigerians, how do you do and how has it felt being a Nigerian in the past few years? Perhaps your name is Adamu and you live in Maiduguri and you know what it means to live with the fear of Boko Haram; or your name is Chukwudi and you…

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