Opinion

Nigerian Financial Regulators and the Prospects of Sustainable Finance, By Kenneth Amaeshi

It is obvious that sustainability is no longer an option. It is fast becoming a necessity. The changing finance landscape orchestrated by the sustainability turn in Nigeria can either mar or save your business. As Hölderlin – a German poet – put it: “…where danger lies, also lies the saving…
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Opinion

Biafra, Buhari and the Children of Ojukwu, By Chido Nwangwu

...the ideological children and grandchildren of Odumegwu Ojukwu, of Chinua Achebe, of Gen. Effiong, of Christopher Okigbo, of Wole Soyinka, have kept a message of national identity, unapologetic zeal and unbowed resilience regarding the 1967-1970 war. Especially, those who swear "citizenship" under the golden yellow colours of the Land of…
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Opinion

Akinlawon Mabogunje and the Cartography of Honour and Achievements, By Tunji Olaopa

At both the cartographic and disciplinary level, therefore, Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje’s ascension into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame has taught us all a lesson about life: Providence knows where you are headed; but let hard work, diligence and relentless commitment take you there. In…
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Opinion

The SSS Employment Scandal and Disadvantages of Ethnic Chauvinism, By ‘Tope Oriola

- Director General of SSS, Lawal Daura These hiring practices will not solve the problems in the North. The beneficiaries will never be secure in themselves and will never know how good they are without the benefits of nationality and religion. Such practices will encourage indolence and foster the sense…
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Opinion

Is the National Open University Back In the Dark Ages?, By Ahmed Abdullahi

Things may yet get worse if the current trend is not checked. A fully functional and operational NOUN is in the best interest of Nigeria’s human capital development. As such the relevant authorities must come to the aid of the labouring students of the school by compelling the VC to…
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Guest Columns

The Politics and Ideology of Genocide, By Owei Lakemfa

There will always be reasons to justify genocide. However, it is for humanity to reject genocide, no matter its claimed justification; it is a crime perpetrated against humanity. The Republic of South Sudan, the young, land-locked African country which became independent of Sudan on July 9, 2011 is edging closer…
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Opinion

Where Is Africa In the Expanding Trajectories of the Internet?, By Tunji Olaopa

...there is a real attempt, grounded in active research, that could lead in the final analysis to a truly rising profile for Africa in terms of a genuine economic matrix that can empower Africans, as the continent marches into the twenty first century defined by robust digital interactions founded on…
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Opinion

Democratic Accountability In State-Society Relations: the Role of ACDEG, By John G. Ikubaje

...accountability remains a critical challenge in Africa’s democracies. If the accountability provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance are implemented as expected by the state parties to the instrument, “democratic accountability” would be a household name in African democracies. Introduction The ideology of Pan-Africanism inspired the establishment…
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