Guest Columns

Imperatives of True Federalism, By Alaafin Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

For me, any meaningful restructuring has to start with a BIG The truth of the matter is that Nigeria has gone a long way in history as a POLITICAL FAMILY for any sane mind to contemplate its break up. Any meaningful restructuring has to do with the devolution of power…
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Opinion

#CostofCorruption: Corruption Cost Me My Fiancee, By Ridwan Adigun Sulaimon

She subsequently blocked me from communicating with her. I’m now alone again, courtesy of fuel scarcity. No, thanks to corruption. Nothing is more emblematic of corruption in Nigeria than the oil and gas sector. The long fuel queues, the resultant traffic congestions and the rampant extortion in the name of…
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Columns

Buharinomics as Reverse Robinhood, By Majeed Dahiru

In the face of the negative effects of Buharinomics, Nigerians are being asked to keep making sacrifices while the leadership class is not making any sacrifice at all. The government keeps blaming past administrations for our current problems, conveniently forgetting the reason it was elected was to solve problems and…
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Opinion

Banning Banks from the Forex Window In an Economy In Recession, By Fidelis Nwangwu

One will imagine that in managing these dislocations, consensus building, rather than military fiat is required. This argument is premised on the fact that the economy is grossly underperforming and would require the injection of funds into critical sectors. This cannot happen with a weak financial system. The government therefore…
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Opinion

Give A Dog A Bad Name, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

(A conversation between two friends on #FreeJoeChinakwe) Neighbour: My neighbour, nkan beǃ Ahmed: Neighbour, neighbour. How far na? What’s the meaning of this “nkan be” you keep saying sef? Neighbour: “Nkan be” means "strange things are happening." It was a TV show by one late Kola Olawuyi. A friend introduced…
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Opinion

An Urgent Call for a Culture of Internship, By Simbo Olorunfemi

An internship programme is one bridge urgently needed to bring down the walls between the public and private sectors in addressing the menace of unemployment and closing the gap between the 'haves' and 'have-nots'. A nation is not built on the back of walls of divide, but on consistently finding…
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Opinion

#CostofCorruption: How I Lost a Scholarship to Corruption, By Ndianabasi Udondian

About a month later, successful candidates were invited to receive their award letters at an elaborate ceremony. I was not invited. I thought about that kind lady at the interview. I thought about the efforts I had put in. I thought about Nigeria and the price I had to pay…
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