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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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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Why Sri Lanka is No Model for Nigeria, By Andrew Stroehlein

To crush Boko Haram insurgents, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters last week declared it would employ the “Sri Lankan method.” It’s hard to imagine a worse idea. Boko Haram’s brutal campaign in northern Nigeria demands urgent action to protect the civilian population. The militant Islamist group’s atrocities have killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands to flee…
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The Six Million Dollar Man, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

“Steve Austin.  Astronaut.  A man barely alive.  Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.  We have the technology.  We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man.  Steve Austin will be that man; better than he was before.  Better, stronger, faster!” For those of you who do not have the…
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How Jonathan, PDP helped Sanusi to become Emir of Kano, By Paul Ibe

Last Friday, Emir Ado Bayero, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the ancient city of Kano passed on to the great beyond. The monarch’s death followed prolonged illness that may have been exacerbated by the traumatic experiences of the Boko Haram attacks in and around the palace and…
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Letters of recent Nigerian history, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The book, Before We Forget: Obasanjo’s Letter To President Jonathan And The Aftermath; Francis Abayomi (ed), came to my table in an envelope as a kind of surprise. The accompanying letter signed by Francis Abayomi goes straight to the point thus: “We have the pleasure to present, to you, a book…
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