Opinion

Why We Are Hopeful About Improving Health In Africa, By Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates

An Africa without polio is within reach. So is the vision of getting life-saving vaccines to every child. Success will generate more enthusiasm and support from across different sectors – government, business, civil society, the media – to tackle other killer diseases and the underlying conditions that affect people’s health,…
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Opinion

Presenting a United Front to End Malaria for Good, By F. John Bray

Success during the next three to five years will be crucial to attain the vision of this year’s World Anti-Malaria Day theme, “End Malaria for Good.” Ridding the world of this burden will have a long-term transformative impact across the globe, saving millions of lives and generating trillions in additional…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Dipo Famakinwa (1967-2017): Development Guru and Visionary, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A good man is gone! What is important now is preserving and advancing his legacy. What does that mean? It means we must not let DAWN die! It means we must ensure capable and resourceful individuals who are committed to the cause of the Yoruba are appointed to lead DAWN…
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Opinion

Matthew Kukah’s Christian Values and Misplaced Priorities, By Frisky Larr

Not for once has any headline captured the Bishop condemning the brazen mentality of greed in the looting of public property. With names exposed and figures poured out in public domain, not once has any word of encouragement been heard from the mouth of the Bishop urging the government to…
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Opinion

The Osinbajo Committee is Unconstitutional and should be Disbanded, By Sam Amadi

For the interest of protecting the Constitution and not violating the separation of power in the Constitution, the president should disband the Osinbajo Committee and refer the allegations against the SGF and the DG of NIA to the ICPC and the EFCC respectively for investigation and other consequential actions. On…
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Opinion

Is Emir Sanusi’s Brand of Activism the Way To Go?, By Rafiq Raji

Mr. Sanusi must now reflect and decide on a strategy. His increasingly loud activism suggests he is probably a little frustrated already: He has no formal authority. Those fiery speeches of his, with their biting statistics and all, can only do so much. Yes, they have begun to touch a…
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Columns

Of Medium-term Visions and Annual Budgets, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Over the last 57 years, political governance has been a mug’s game. Medium-term visions are used to narcotise the people, while a corrupt and inefficient political and bureaucratic class proceed as usual. For confirmation, look at the process by which the annual budgets are approved. If there is that quality…
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Columns

Leadership Accountability: Reversing a Culture of Impunity, By Taiwo Odukoya

Men of goodwill can no longer afford to be quiet, and I don’t think they should. We have to use our respective positions, platforms - social and political - to educate the people on their rights, duties and what they should expect from their leaders in a democracy. We have…
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Article of Faith

Married to Righteousness, By Femi Aribisala

The branches (believers) are married to the vine (Christ). As a result of their marriage and sexual congress, they bear fruit. Marriages are not man-made: marriages are made in heaven. The marriage institution is God’s idea and design. Instead of the conventional misnomer whereby marriage is a covenant between two…
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