Tag: simon kolawole

Toluwanimi OnakoyaAugust 6, 2020

‘The more dysfunctional a system is, the more the need for intentional journalism’ | Hot takes from #ThursdayTalks

“The job of a journalist is to hold people in power responsible; to hold a mirror to society,” Kadaria Ahmed’s ...

Fredrick NwabufoJune 16, 2019

Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be?

“It will take the next two months before ministers can come on board. Bringing them in now may disrupt the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Can Maina be Buhari’s turning point?

by Simon Kolawole To cut a long story short, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina came into national limelight in 2013 when, ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Teach me to fish, please

by Simon Kolawole   Two weeks ago, or a little more than that, I was at the midweek service in ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The forgotten conversations

by Simon Kolawole   A keen follower of the perennial debate on the state of the Nigerian union would have ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Making a case for Nigeria’s unity

by Simon Kolawole Nigeria is 57, going by the year of independence, and the consensus in every corner is that ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 24, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Ethnic pride and prejudice in Nigeria

by Simon Kolawole   Riddle: Name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 17, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

by Simon Kolawole   Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 10, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Of course, Nigeria is highly negotiable

by Simon Kolawole Where do you stand in this ongoing debate on the state of the Nigerian union? I have ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 3, 2017

Simon Kolawole: 1999 Constitution as “enemy of progress”

by Simon Kolawole   With the campaign for #BringBack1963Constitution gaining momentum, how many Nigerians have bothered to read the document? ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 27, 2017

Simon Kolawole: This thing called 1999 Constitution

by Simon Kolawole The most evil document in circulation in the world today, I am told, is the 1999 Constitution ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 20, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Return, resume and resign

If you believe in the evolution theory, you are most likely to believe that the loud calls on President Muhammadu ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 13, 2017

Simon Kolawole: If Nigeria finally breaks up

by Simon Kolawole I hate divorce. I have been using an Airtel mobile line since 2001 when GSM services were ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 6, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The pursuit of ‘fiscal’ federalism

by Simon Kolawole What is fiscal federalism? In economics, it is a subfield of public finance that studies the financial ...

EditorJuly 23, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The pursuit of ‘true’ federalism

by Simon Kolawole What is federalism? To use the simplest definition at my disposal, federalism is a political system in ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 16, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Restructuring Nigeria is Non-negotiable

by Simon Kolawole My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 9, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Goodluck Jonathan and the mystery of Malabu

by Simon Kolawole Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is back in the news — and, of course, it is not pretty. He ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 2, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Shifting “cultivation” in Nigerian politics

by Simon Kolawole If you are a newcomer to Nigerian politics, you should be forgiven for thinking Igbo are sworn ...

Op-ed EditorJune 25, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Restructuring Nigeria without tears

by Simon Kolawole Something is wrong with anybody who says there is nothing wrong with Nigeria. We all seem to ...

Op-ed EditorJune 18, 2017

Simon Kolawole: New Nigeria needs New Nigerians

by Simon Kolawole In a “side bar” article I wrote years ago, I noted that the then central bank governor, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 11, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Matters arising from ‘Kaduna Declaration’

by Simon Kolawole We are in that season again, aren’t we, when political tension is the major topic of discussion, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 4, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Don’t blame the youth

by Simon Kolawole   In 1985, or was it 1986, a top official of the Babangida administration said something that, ...

Op-ed EditorMay 21, 2017

Simon Kolawole: What happened to transparency?

by Simon Kolawole I need your help please. At the annual Nigerian jamboree to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in ...

Op-ed EditorMay 14, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours

by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I ...

Op-ed EditorMay 7, 2017

Simon Kolawole: The options before President Buhari

by Simon Kolawole If you’re like me, you would hesitate to comment on the health of a fellow mortal in ...

Op-ed EditorApril 23, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Sanusi’s home truth deserves introspection

by Smon Kolawole The time has come, I propose, for the expression — “Sanusi stirs controversy” — to be officially ...

AzeezApril 16, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Corruption not fighting back — yet

by Simon Kolawole Let me start this discussion by making this declaration upfront: I have a soft spot for Mr. ...

Op-ed EditorApril 9, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Searching for the Nigerian identity

by Simon Kolawole   Is Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, first and foremost from Kano state? Or ...

Op-ed EditorApril 2, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Fiddling while Rome burns

by Simon Kolawole My wife lost her cousin last week. She suddenly started gasping for breath, so it was a ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 26, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Memories of midnight

by Simon Kolawole It was midnight, not so long ago, when I woke up, used the toilet and returned to ...

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