Guest Columns

In the Vortex of Gambian Politics, By By Owei Lakemfa

Barrow says he would reverse Jammeh's policies. Restoring press freedom, releasing political prisoners, ensuring secularism and independence of the judiciary, are worthy steps. But retaining and improving on Jammeh’s social programmes and Pan-African policies are necessary. Barrow singing the praises of Britain and the ICC, is not a good beginning.…
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Opinion

Why the Rice Fixation?: the Economics and Sociology of Rice In Nigeria, By Jide Olutoke

Nigeria is the only country that has her consumption bigger than her production, thereby making her a chief importer. Rice consumption has gulped billions of dollars and is still going to gulp more. However, the more precise question to be asked is: Why is it that the demand for rice…
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Columns

2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This time round, it appears feasible that Nana Akufo-Addo might have won but as an observer I cannot speculate on the outcome before it is formally declared. What is striking is the very strong mobilisation of the NPP, based on the belief that they won presidential elections on two previous…
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Guest Columns

Leadership Recruitment: The Adefarasin Doctrine, By Louis Odion

With that gesture, Adefarasin is undoubtedly following in the illustrious steps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa during Apartheid South counted it ungodly for the church to remain aloof in the season of moral turbulence, particularly when social justice comes under assault. Lately, the chief priest of the House…
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Opinion

Before They Demand Our Heads On A Platter, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Our silence on what Lagos State's lawmakers are clandestinely scheming hard to achieve would simply mean that we are ready for a replication of the same law in other states and by our federal lawmakers. Different stories of jungle justice perpetrated from Aba to Zamfara, tellingly portray how some Nigerians…
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Opinion

Crowding the Private Sector into Africa’s Climate Action, By Chinedu Moghalu

It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action. The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. The US president-elect had earned the…
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Opinion

It Takes a Village: Making Primary Health Contracts Work, By Seember Nyager

The concept of PHCs in Nigeria envisages collective ownership by the community. In truth, getting value from health procurement requires mechanisms for coordination across the public sector, and across tiers of government towards improved health access. It also requires informed citizens at every level, knowledgeable about government’s plans and providing…
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Opinion

Nigerian Constitutions: Our Pretence on Traditional Rulers, By Eric Teniola

A constitutional amendment has become desirous so as to give the traditional rulers key roles in governance. They are the last link with our past, unless we want to assume that we don’t have a past. One of the defects of both the 1979 and 1999 constitutions, is the deliberate…
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