Opinion

WEF Africa 2017: Creating Mixed Livelihoods for Africa’s Electric Youth, By Susan Mboya

The WEF Africa discussions closed with a clear rallying cry that now is the “Time for Impact,” and I firmly believe that it is our young people’s aspirations and ambitions, alongside innovative thinking and support that should give us the confidence that Africa’s future is in extremely safe hands. I…
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Welcome to the Federal Republic of Dangote, By Bongo Adi

With Dangote’s dominance of critical sectors of our economy, it is just a matter of time before every aspect of the economy comes under its looming shadow. The implications of such a colossal monopolistic economic structure for a developing economy with weak regulatory infrastructure as well as weak institutions will…
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Time To Clean the Augean Stables In the Private Sector, By Osaro Eghobamien

Corruption may be demonstrated in many ways, some more evident than others. To pursue the campaign towards anti-corruption, it is imperative for organisations and enterprises to carry out a review of their businesses to identify different types of risks that they could potentially be exposed to, whether financial, operational, infrastructural,…
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Opinion

The Pantami Agenda for Local Content Development: Capacity Building, By Uwa Suleiman

NITDA, under the able leadership of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is on a sure and steady course to becoming the agent of national transformation it was established to be by providing the platform for the take off of all IT That platform is the deployment of a national fibre…
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Opinion

How Technology Can Help Schools and Parents Save Money, By Adetola Salau

With the help of technology, we can deliver world-class education anywhere in the world. We could use it to enable promising students to advance quickly to the same level as their worldwide counterparts. Also, teachers struggling to keep the rest of the class at par are now able to spend…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: Boko Halal: Education Is Not Western But Universal, By Majeed Dahiru

Clearly, the brand of Islam practiced in northern Nigeria that holds back universal education because it is perceived as Western has no parallel in Islamic history. Boko Haram is not only un-Islamic but also a Muslim belief peculiar to Northern Nigeria. By embracing education, Northern Nigerian Muslims are not accepting…
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OOTC: Today’s Nigerian Dream, By Chude Jideonwo

Stories like Ifeanyi’s and mine should not be outliers. They should become the mainstream of Nigerian possibilities. The most important job for the Nigerian government should be to expand the space and opportunities for young people to control their destinies and achieve their potential. Because we run a nation building…
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Opinion

Revisiting Nigeria’s Unreasonable and Wasteful Scholarship Systems, By ‘Tope Fasua

- Nigerian education minister, Adamu Adamu ...if I am asked – and I know they won’t ask me – I will recommend a gradual and rapid winding down of most of Nigeria’s so-called scholarship schemes. They are now worse than scams. No nation should throw away money the way we…
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