Guest Columns

We Need To Use What We Make, and Make What We Use, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

We stand at a moment where history will be made for better or worse. Consequently, we must use our creative insight to peer into tomorrow to see what the rest of the world may want to buy, then devote ourselves to making these products. We build the nation we seek…
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Opinion

Securing Society for All, Not A Privileged Few, By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

If the government had prioritised protecting the society as a whole, there wouldn’t have been any rationale for the parliamentarians and judges, just like their executive colleagues, to have round-the-clock orderlies and guarding police officers. Sometime in 2010, Nichi Vendola cried out loud to report a group of unruly teeangers…
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Opinion

Meeting Ahmed Kathrada, Struggle Icon, By Kole Omotoso

Ahmed Kathrada passed on this morning after a brain operation to remove a blood clot followed by pneumonia. May his struggle soul, which recently advised President Zuma to resign for bringing disgrace to the African National Congress, rest in perfect peace. With the International Red Cross in Geneva, I was…
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Bámidélé Upfront

A Deficit Of Great Leaders, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The entrenchment of machine politics is Nigeria's biggest barrier to political progress, and it will take improvement in ethics to overcome it. Whichever political party we examine, what we see are a people with an atrophied sense of moral perspective. This age, our age, has a deficit of great leaders.…
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Opinion

No More Islands of Prosperity In A Torn Society, By Seember Nyager

And so my expectation for 2017 is that every step taken by any stakeholder, in any country, will provide strategic footing to deepen or embed open contracting in the way public procurement is conducted across the African continent. We will standardise, publish and use data. We will work together. We…
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Opinion

OOTC: How Do We Recover – Urgently – Our Dignity As Nigerians?, By Chude Jideonwo

We have to recover our basic dignity. And with it our humanity. One to each other, then systems that make it so. Structures and laws, and rules, and processes and court judgements and simple symbolisms that make it clear that we know what matters. Let me tell you about my…
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