Opinion

Diezani Alison-Madueke: All eyes on Jonathan, Mark, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is one woman who can be said to have broken the glass ceiling. She must have surmounted a lot of obstacles in a male dominated society like ours to get to the peak of her career, even as some will argue that in Nigeria, it…
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Opinion

Okonjonomics or The New Art of Money-Doubling, By Ogaga Ifowodo

I couldn’t help it. As soon as the new figures conjured by Dr Okonjo-Iweala out of Nigeria’s “rebased” Gross Domestic Product exercise came out, I shouted abracadabra! Then I chanted, “Come and see Ah-meri-ka wonder! Come and see Ah-meri-ka wonder!” I promptly substituted “Nigerian” for America in that spell-casting ditty…
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Opinion

Boko Haram Bombings: How We Can Police And Protect Ourselves, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Ademola-Olateju believes that following the deadly bombing in Abuja Monday, Nigerians must begin to police and protect themselves against Boko Haram. My Twitter feed went bat shit crazy through the American night. When the notifications became unbearable, I was forced to check. The screaming headlines on Premium Times was unmistakable…
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Opinion

An All But Service Thriller Called NYSC, By Ifeoluwa Adewole

For any outsider, NYSC Orientation Camp is the ultimate introduction to Nigeria.  The Camp is a three-week precursor to the service year.  It is also a microcosm of the ills that plague the country: hustling, corruption, bureaucracy, posturing, poor organization, duplicity, and, if you so choose, bribing your way through…
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Opinion

Following the National Conference: Regionalism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the National Conference goes into committee work this week, one of the key issues that will be before it is that of return to regionalism similar to what we had in the First Republic. The issue has been popularized through consistent advocacy by the Yoruba political class. It was…
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