Guest Columns

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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Guest Columns

Nigeria: Worsening Security Demands New Strategy, By Johnnie Carson

Nigeria's deteriorating security situation is likely to get much worse, unless the government changes its deeply flawed strategy against Boko Haram extremists. Support from the United States, western Europe and Nigeria's west African neighbors can help, but only Nigeria can solve the problem – by addressing the root causes of the…
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Nigeria: This Crisis Must Not Be Wasted, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the #BringBackourGirls Coalition at this encounter. I want to thank the Nigerian women across the country who have inspired and sustained this movement, especially the mothers, families, and communities of the abducted school girls. The call to #BringBackOurGirls has gained voice as a…
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My agenda as Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, By Godwin Emefiele

Mr. Emefiele’s presentation was titled “ENTRENCHING MACROECONOMIC STABILITY AND ENGENDERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA” Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to my maiden press briefing. Having assumed office only two days ago, as the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), I consider it expedient to hold…
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Landlords and Integrity of Development Plans in Lekki-Lagos, By Olaseni Durojaiye

The battle line of economic leadership of the African continent has been long drawn between South Africa and Nigeria. While Nigeria could boast of vast human and natural resources, South Africa relied on refined strategy, discipline and global best practices to hold sway for a long time. High on the…
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Chibok Girls in the Wider Human Rights and Security Considerations, By Kolawole Olaniyan

When President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office in May 2011, he identified persistent violence and crime as a major problem confronting the country. He promised to “confront this threat against our collective peace and security, and bring the perpetrators to justice.” But recent events have shown that the president has failed…
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