Opinion

What Kerry’s Endorsement Means for Nigeria’s Anti-graft Campaign, By Chukwudi Enekwechi

Were it not for the emergence of President Buhari, Nigerians would never have known the level of corruption being perpetrated in high places. Till today power remains epileptic, road infrastructure dilapidated and hunger in the land, all on account of the unbridled frittering of our nation’s resources. On his recent…
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Opinion

A Flexible Exchange Rate Policy Is Still Right, By Olu Akanmu

The flexible exchange rate policy is therefore still right even when its salutary effects are yet to come through strongly in the short term. Staying with the abandoned fixed exchange rate policy could have been worse. There is an emerging debate that since the Nigerian government buckled to float the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

A Twelve Step Programme To Nigeria’s Greatness, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Right now, there is blood on the streets. It compounds an already hazardous situation in which Nigeria accounts for 25 percent of childhood mortality in Africa and low life expectancy. Nigerians are hungry and groaning under heavy economic burden. President Muhammadu Buhari has to commit to a new pact with…
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Opinion

Making Nigeria’s Social Investment Programme Accountable, By Onyinye Ough

...it is important to note that genuine political will to improve the delivery of services under this programme is critical for the successful mainstreaming of the anti-corruption component. The Federal Government of Nigeria is implementing a N500 billion social investment programme that is aimed at improving the lives of the…
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Opinion

Rio 2016: Dalung, Sports Is Not About Games, But Building An Industry, By Olukayode Thomas

Nigeria’s season of catastrophe in sports continues with the failure at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Worried by the development, Sports Minister Solomon Dalung promised that preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will commence immediately but Olukayode Thomas writes that serious nations don’t plan for games and championships, they build sports…
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Opinion

Beware of Americans, Even If They Bear Gifts, By Owei Lakemfa

Generally, I will suggest we be critical of the moves and actions of America towards Nigeria. In his book Aeneid, written between 29 and 19 BC, Virgil wrote “Beware of Greeks even when they bear gifts” I will paraphrase this by telling my fellow Nigerians and Africans: Beware of Americans,…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: The Growing Menace of the Mosanto-induced Pro-GMO Lobby in Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria. They have found willing accomplices in two government agencies – the National Biotechnology Development Agency and the National Biosafety Management Agency – that are taking…
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