Opinion

Saluting Bene Madunagu at 70, By Edwin Madunagu

...three integral attributes of the relationship between Bene and myself: compatibility, complementarity and love. The first two attributes are necessary – and, indeed, irreducible - for a cell in a revolutionary movement. But a revolutionary cell which, in addition, is endowed with internal love has an added advantage of high…
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Opinion

Trumps Budget Will Not Make America Great, By Chris Beatty

Promoting exports and the expansion of American business into new markets creates jobs at home and supports development and stability abroad. Unfortunately, rather than making it easier to take advantage of opportunities in emerging markets, the Trump budget will make it even harder for American companies to compete in the…
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Columns

Who Is scuttling the Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it should be noted that Magu is not different from the previous anti-graft czars who were equally engaged in selective persecution and prosecution of the opponents of their pay masters and their political foes while leaving out those who are ready to play ball. As the anti-graft war appears to…
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Opinion

Time To Call South Africa To Order, By Nigeria Independence Group

To put a decisive halt to these attacks, the New Independence Group (NIG) believes that it is of utmost importance for the Nigerian government to become alive too to its responsibilities to Nigerians both at home and abroad. It must begin by recognising the office of the citizen as the…
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Opinion

“The Theatrical Into Theatre”: Derek Walcott (1930–2017), By Kole Omotoso

Derek Walcott is not the totality of Caribbean theatre but he defined its beginning and contributed to its future development. The innings have closed for one of the greatest and most revolutionary playwrights in modern English and all everybody praises are his poems. Great as these are, his plays, some…
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Opinion

OOTC: Will the Third Party Candidates Please Stand Up?, By Chude Jideonwo

There is a place for third party candidates in Nigeria. But the space only exists for serious minded third party candidates. They call for the serious minded, with serious minded capacity, and an actual game plan for capturing electoral victory. Nigerians talk a good game about third party candidacies, especially…
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Opinion

The Demon of Car Acquisition As Nigeria’s Achilles Heel, By ‘Tope Fasua

- The N330 million luxury cars purchased for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in 2016. If the Federal Government is spending N20 billion on new cars, each state will spend an average of N5 billion on a yearly basis. With 37 states, that is N185 billion. Most of the money heads…
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Opinion

More Questions on Soft Drinks, Benzoic Acid and Nigerian Regulators, By Simbo Olorunfemi

If elevated temperature, as is the case in tropical Nigeria, is a factor that can enhance benzene formation - a well documented carcinogenic substance, how then does it make sense for the prescribed benzoic acid level in Nigerian manufactured soft drinks to be higher than that of a temperate United…
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