Opinion

The Conflicted Lives In Crisis-Torn North-East and What Can Be Done, By Ahmad Salkida

There is hardly any aggressive messaging campaign that targets the local population or even the insurgents and their families. What a properly defined communication framework for these environments will do is give the local people basic understanding of the different roles of the diverse organised platforms in the region. Andrew,…
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Opinion

Getting the Discourse on Nigeria’s Federalism Right: Further Thoughts, By Tunji Olaopa

Nigeria needs to leverage on a political and economic dimensions for making the regional idea work. The political dimension requires transforming the six geopolitical zones into regions made up of states and local governments. I can really never stop talking about Nigeria. This statement is meant to explain why I…
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Opinion

El-Rufai, Corruption and the Mask of “Competence”, By Moses E. Ochonu

If we cannot call corruption by its only name because the perpetrator is seen as being more intelligent, informed, and competent than the average politician, we are essentially creating a special coven or category for thieves who are beyond reproach and cannot be held accountable. So, per , Nasir el-Rufai,…
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Opinion

Nigeria-South Africa Recessions: What Africa’s Biggest Economies Must Learn, By J.J. Omojuwa

To get out of recession and return to the path of economic growth, both Nigeria and South Africa will have to implement key reforms in departure from the archaic and unprofitable way of running government. If the rest of Africa expects Nigeria and South Africa to chart a pathway and…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Marathon Path to Ease of Doing Business, By Bukola Ogunyemi

There is definitely still a long way to go and more than anything else, those committed to reforming the system when it comes to improving the ease of doing business must understand that this is a marathon, an unending commitment to making Nigeria a true haven for local and foreign…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Time to Address the Biafran and Other Agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…
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Opinion

O Muslims, Fear Allah and Give Out the Zakah of Your Wealth, By Murtadha Gusau

Servants of Allah! Zakah is not charity, It is not voluntary charity, not a tax, but an obligation. By giving Zakah, a Muslim is acknowledging that everything we have is Allah’s and we do not really own these, and we should use it to remember Allah and help those who…
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