Garba Shehu

Emir Sanusi’s Curious Deal, And Perils He Must Avoid, By Garba Shehu

It is welcome that the new Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, as he prefers to be called ( he was known as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi until his coronation), landed on the throne of his forefathers in the vast entity called the Emir's Palace. This followed the dramatic end to…
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Politics

The Limit of Political Brigandage, By Zainab Suleiman Okino  

Indications are emerging that the 2015 elections will be bloody. The federal government which should offer peace overtures is, sadly leading the way in engendering violence by omission, commission or through verbal war. Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organized an All Nigeria Political Parties and Political Stakeholders…
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Dele Agekameh

The ‘forgotten’ girls of Chibok, By Dele Agekameh

‘It's appropriate for government to explore dialogue, whether put together by Obasanjo or any other person, to get the Chibok schoolgirls out’. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Wole Soyinka, professor and Nobel Laureate, appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s programme, Hardtalk and added his voice to the growing international discourse on…
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Guest Columns

Are our Corporate Governance Standards High Enough? By Soji Apampa

Corporate governance is at the heart of how businesses are run. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development (OECD), “corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company’s management, its boards, its shareholders and other stakeholders”. Corporate governance, broadly speaking, includes board efficiency, transparency, reporting requirements, investor communications…
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Guest Columns

Fiscal Federalism in the Nigerian Debate, By Kayode Oladele

Federal systems emerge in two broad ways both of which have epochal implications for development. First are the coming-together federal systems. Second are the holding-together systems. The first is voluntary and often a response to certain socio-economic or political needs and or challenges facing the component units at a particular…
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Democracy and Governance

Nigeria and Biafra’s Wasted Memory, By Okey Ndibe

Much is often made of the hundreds of billions of dollars that Nigeria has frittered away since huge deposits of crude oil were discovered within its boundaries. A contemptible, uncreative elite, its obsession with conspicuous consumption matched by its inability to produce anything of value, has overseen Nigeria’s obscene, record-setting…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Emir Sanusi, This Is How You Can Help The North, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This is a memo to HRH Lamido Sanusi on the brass tasks ahead. Your Majesty, I wish to congratulate you on ascending the throne of your forefathers. Long may you reign in peace. Sir, you have proved your impressive intellectual and political stamina, it is time for you to leave…
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