Opinion

Nigeria’s Need for a Customised Democracy, By Olukunle Iyanda

It could be concluded that the claim of democracy in Nigeria is a farce, and a self-deceit. The assumptions on which truly democratic governance is based are not true of Nigeria. A country of low literacy and little knowledge of local and international provides a conducive terrain for the practice…
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Fighting Corruption in Nigeria: Two Timely Interventions and One Anti-Climax, By Chidi Odinkalu

...the NACS document disappoints terribly: it focuses on a few symptoms without attempting to show an understanding of the underlying ailments that condemn successive anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria to certain failure. Three important documents released in the past week – respectively from Nigeria’s federal government and two by respected international…
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Opinion

Ogbeni at 60: the Power of Conviction, By Semiu Okanlawon

Viewed in totality, the harvests of the Aregbesola years in Osun - in spite of the enormous constraints of finance, negative attitude, opposition of naysayers and the vast areas of intervention required to make more impact - give credence to the words of Vaclav “Hope is not the conviction that…
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Otodo-gbame: Eclipsing the Poor to Accommodate the Rich, By Immanuel Anyanwu-Ibe

...for little Helen Avonda, her life indicts the human conscience, making one guilty by association with a reckless humanity. Her bereavement is ours by the guilt of that association and one hopes she finds a lifeline The future is homelessness and floating on a rickety boat. Helen Avonda is not…
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Opinion

WEF Africa 2017: Creating Mixed Livelihoods for Africa’s Electric Youth, By Susan Mboya

The WEF Africa discussions closed with a clear rallying cry that now is the “Time for Impact,” and I firmly believe that it is our young people’s aspirations and ambitions, alongside innovative thinking and support that should give us the confidence that Africa’s future is in extremely safe hands. I…
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Opinion

Welcome to the Federal Republic of Dangote, By Bongo Adi

With Dangote’s dominance of critical sectors of our economy, it is just a matter of time before every aspect of the economy comes under its looming shadow. The implications of such a colossal monopolistic economic structure for a developing economy with weak regulatory infrastructure as well as weak institutions will…
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