Opinion

Remember That Thing Governor Ajimobi Said?, By Chude Jideonwo

Governments should be worried about how the public receives their decisions and interprets their actions. Government activity would thence be made only against the background of what citizens thinks, what the voters’ reaction will be, of the consequences of each step. Last month, the Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi shocked the…
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Opinion

Towards Greater Private Participation in Infrastructure Financing in Nigeria, By Ugochukwu Amasike

It is hoped that Nigeria’s policy makers will see the need to fully embrace the utilisation of PPP in the financing of infrastructure. Nigeria has all to gain and nothing to loose from the adoption and utilisation of Public-Private-Partnerships. If there is a consensus right now in Nigeria, it is…
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Opinion

Nigerian Christian Leaders As the Conscience of Our Nation, Afeso Albert Akanbi

Speaking for truth, for justice and the voiceless has always been the tradition with Christian leaders from every corner of the globe and I don’t see why in Nigeria the situation should be different. The drama that unfolded recently in Ekiti State when agents of the Department of State Security…
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Opinion

UK’s Part Time Presidential Jet Vs. Nigeria’s ‘Airwaste’ Fleet, By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

- Prime Minister Theresa May on UK's part-time jet. This wasteful spending will continue unabated until Nigerians show keen interest in the way they are governed and also demand probity and accountability from their leaders. Contrary to the thoughts of many, since July 5, 2016, the United Kingdom was no…
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Opinion

Reforming Almajiri Education With a Human Standard, By Ayisha Osori

The AE curriculum should be standardised and taught only by licensed teachers screened for knowledge and known extremist interpretations. If policy makers in the North are not convinced of the value of a multilingual population and will not add English to AE curriculum, official communication in the North should be…
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Guest Columns

South Africa’s Wrestle With Its Past and Future, By Owei Lakemfa

The ANC might not have failed, but it has failed to meet the expectations and needs of the people; it might also be losing steam. It has two options, either to continue in its old way of non-fundamental reforms and eventually losing the people, or making a radical turn by…
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Opinion

Policy Perspective: Fixing Nigeria the Healthy Way, By Seyi Makinde

The potential of this National Health Act to flip the proverbial coin is rooted in the consensus that its impact is strongest at the primary healthcare level due to the proposed Basic Health Care Provision Fund, 50 percent of which will finance a “basic minimum package of health services to…
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