Opinion

The Rush for Lucre and Nigeria’s Private Universities, By ‘Tope Fasua

A knowledgeable person I spoke with said universities can hardly be run as businesses, that what is needed are endowments and not a situation where fees are increased yearly in the hope that the proprietor begins to turn a profit. How do you fund research with a profit mentality? How…
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The Conflicted Lives In Crisis-Torn North-East and What Can Be Done, By Ahmad Salkida

There is hardly any aggressive messaging campaign that targets the local population or even the insurgents and their families. What a properly defined communication framework for these environments will do is give the local people basic understanding of the different roles of the diverse organised platforms in the region. Andrew,…
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Role of Social Media In the Social, Economic and Political Development of Nigeria, By Umar Danbatta

...although NCC adopts technology-neutrality regime in its role, and will therefore not regulate social media use of apps also referred as OTTs, we nevertheless use our moral authority to request that Nigerians take advantage of the social media platforms to exchange information and participate in the political, social and economic…
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President Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately, By Falana, Ibrahim, et al.

As we join the Nigerian people of goodwill to pray for a speedy recovery of President Buhari, we are compelled to advise him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay. When President Muhammadu Buhari was recently…
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Opinion

DAWN and the South-West Renaissance: Requiem for Dipo Famakinwa, By Tunji Olaopa

The best memory we can inscribe to his legacy of courageous development thinking and administrative perspicacity is to commence the implementation of the roadmap he staked his professional credentials on. Specific issues are at stake in implementing the DAWN strategic roadmap. The most important, I think, is contained in DAWN’s…
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Opinion

Did Minister Babatunde Fashola Get It Wrong?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

We cannot, for the sake of some agreement and a rigid reading of the law, continue to short-change ourselves by not removing the hurdles in the way of off-grid solutions that will enable independent power plants set up, based on potential demand, to generate and distribute directly to customers without…
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Opinion

Africa: Transforming Classrooms With a ‘Tutu Desk’, By Tami Hultman

The Tutudesk Campaign lists a dozen sub-Saharan African countries where half or more of students have no writing surfaces, including conflict or post-conflict countries such as Angola, Liberia and Somalia. In Malawi, according to UNICEF, 70 percent of children lack desks. Those are the countries the campaign targets. Cape Town…
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Financing Infrastructure Deficit Using a National Asset Trust Programme (1), By Odion Omonfoman

To address the above concerns and mitigate the risks to Nigeria when guarantee instruments are issued to support PPP projects, we put forward the concept of an Asset Trust Structure to mitigate government risks when issuing guarantees. We propose a National Infrastructure Asset Trust Programme (NIATP) by the Federal Government…
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Ondo Governorship Election: APC and the ‘Three Rs’, By Tunde Oladunjoye

There is no better time than now for APC to come together in Ondo State in particular, and South West in general. The party needs to urgently implement what I call the three Rs: Rethink, Reunite, and Re-strategise. Let me start by saying that the Ondo governorship election has come…
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