Opinion

The Mandela Legacy: the Costs of Not Pushing Hard on Economic Freedom, By Rafiq Raji

...with the benefit of hindsight, Mr. Mandela should have paid as much attention to economic freedom as he did the political one. Some might say he was constrained somewhat. This is doubtful. The apartheid regime only caved in because it had no choice. Mr. Mandela could have pushed harder. Whether…
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Opinion

Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin: An Iconic Man Bows Out, By Gabriel Adeyemo

Prof. Osotimehin may no longer be with us here mortally, but his legacies remains entrenched in our world and in every workplace he graced while he was here. If ever there was a man who was born into an era in which his talents, expertise, experience and empathy was most…
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Columns

Why Nigeria Is Among the Greatest Countries In the World, By Yemi Osinbajo

When you look at the sheer size and the diversity of Nigeria, we have the potentials of becoming one of the truly great countries of the world and I think that with the hard-work that we are seeing and with the right leadership - leadership committed to the people, committed…
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Opinion

Five Life Lessons from the Mortuary and the Cemetery, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We all say it: vanity upon vanity, all is vanity. Just that we don’t all live it. Of the hundreds of corpses I saw, there was none clutching any earthly possession, whether money, fame, cars, power or position. Why then do we go extreme lengths in our pursuit of these…
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Opinion

2018 Agriculture Budget: Setting the Agenda, By Eze Onyekpere

The allocation to agriculture in 2017 was about two percent of the budget. However, Nigeria made a commitment under the Maputo Declaration to dedicate not less than 10 percent of her budget to agriculture. Considering other urgent demands on the public purse, not less than five percent of the overall…
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Opinion

Matters Arising from the Recent Lagos APC Primaries, By Gbolahan Akintunde

...constitutionally, the power to present candidates for elections rests solely with a political party which can employ any method it deems fit to do so. This includes the conduct of primary election to select its candidates or through consensus and affirmation. The APC has used a combination of these methods…
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Opinion

In Support of Broadcasting for Peace, By Lauratu Abdul Salam

As NBC takes on the issue of content development and peaceful coexistence boldly henceforth, it is our candid wish that all stakeholders subscribe to the project and contribute their respective quota to make Nigeria a safer entity for generations. There has been a growing recognition of the relevance of communication…
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