Opinion

Reforming Almajiri Education With a Human Standard, By Ayisha Osori

The AE curriculum should be standardised and taught only by licensed teachers screened for knowledge and known extremist interpretations. If policy makers in the North are not convinced of the value of a multilingual population and will not add English to AE curriculum, official communication in the North should be…
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Article of Faith

The Living Church and the Dead Church, By Femi Aribisala

For every person who builds a house, thousands more are homeless. For every person who buys a car, thousands more take the bus. The scriptures depict a Samaritan woman who attends the Church of Mount Gerizim. In that church, some members of the congregation have buckets, so they are able…
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Guest Columns

South Africa’s Wrestle With Its Past and Future, By Owei Lakemfa

The ANC might not have failed, but it has failed to meet the expectations and needs of the people; it might also be losing steam. It has two options, either to continue in its old way of non-fundamental reforms and eventually losing the people, or making a radical turn by…
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Columns

Jeffery Ikeaka – Defying the Double Tragedy of the Nigerian Millennial, By Pius Adesanmi

Jeffery Ikeaka is a brilliant and powerful speaker. Extremely articulate. Very well read. Infectious passion for Nigeria. The more he spoke about his vision and dreams and passion and work in Nigeria, the more I heard what he has done in Boko Haram IDP camps and his plans for more…
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Opinion

Policy Perspective: Fixing Nigeria the Healthy Way, By Seyi Makinde

The potential of this National Health Act to flip the proverbial coin is rooted in the consensus that its impact is strongest at the primary healthcare level due to the proposed Basic Health Care Provision Fund, 50 percent of which will finance a “basic minimum package of health services to…
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Opinion

Strengthening the Public Sphere Can Make Our Democracy Work Better, By Ikechukwu M. Odigbo

...it is the people, the general public who, through a constellation of their own experiences and opinions, grant or withhold legitimacy from any government. One of the strongest merits of democracy is the component of holding public officers accountable to the general public. Unlike other forms of government, tyranny and…
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Opinion

We Must Do More for Our IDP Women and Girls, By Chitra Nagarajan

...waiting until women and girls have been abused is much too late. The presidential order for an investigation is a promising sign of the government taking what is happening seriously. However, we are still waiting for its findings to be made public and action to be taken to prevent sexual…
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Columns

Verily, You WIll Die, And Verily They Too Will Die, By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful "Wish not for death on any of you; neither the doer of good works, for peradventure he may increase them by an increase of life; nor the offender, for perhaps he may obtain the forgiveness of Allah by repentance.…
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