Opinion

Superhighway Threatens World’s Biodiversity Hotspot, By Mercy Abang

“How long will it take to make profit from the proposed toll gate? Where is the business sense? Are there any cost-benefit analyses? If we fail to answer these questions and follow due process in the choice of developmental projects, we would end up having lots of community forest destroyed,…
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Opinion

How Many Advisers and Assistants Does Yahaya Bello Really Need?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...I think Bello’s best strategy for reelection, apart from focusing on infrastructural development, should include: how to create jobs to win the hearts of the unemployed youth; how to get schools that are on strike open to pacify students; how to ensure the prompt payment of salaries and pensions to…
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Guest Columns

Megalomania: We Are Nigerian Army, We Are Above All Nigerians, By ‘Tope Fasua

The only reason why one may excuse Ali and perhaps see him as some superstar who must live beyond the law, is if he has caused some profound changes for the better in the institution he leads. Yes, sometimes whizkids are exempted, even though it is bad management practice. But…
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Opinion

Should We Now Be Worried About Drinking Fanta and Sprite?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

But then, this is even beyond Fanta and Sprite. The more pertinent question brought to the fore by this are – Are there more things we need to be worried about? Can we be sure there is someone out there really looking out for the safety and best interest of…
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Opinion

The Best Way To Teach Kids Maths Is Not In A Classroom!, By Adetola Salau

It is a fallacy to assume that we can achieve competence in what we term critical subjects by narrowing the breadth of education. By creating artificial walls between subjects, we are attempting to teach in a manner that mimics how the teachers may have learnt their subjects late in their…
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Guest Columns

No Duty Too High To Save Hameed Ali, By Azu Ishiekwene

If Ali is truly serious about fixing the broken duty payment system, he should start with his men. He should also remove the bottlenecks at the ports, cut the payment process – currently about eight from valuation (where the fraud really happens) to final clearance – and encourage whistleblowers. In…
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