Opinion

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, Saraki Is Coming, Act Fast!, By Akin Fadeyi

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo must carefully manage how he serves into the hands of the NASS, whose members are now demanding for the consideration of the 2014 confab report, without falling naively for a populist goal about to be scored against the presidency. "Nelson Mandela was an extra ordinary human…
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Opinion

Ethnic Nepotism Is Corruption By Another Name, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Hopefully, the recent public sector reforms will include the fight against ethnic politics in the public sector and minimise cases of ethnicity-based stolen opportunities. This is where I think the National Orientation Agency, the Federal Character Commission, and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms can help the government to expand…
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Opinion

The Bad Consequences of Spreading Lies and Fake News In Society, By Murtadha Gusau

...in order to combat the spread of lies and fake news, Muslims need to remember the verse from Surah Al-Hujurat and avoid giving their ear to everything said. The intelligent person investigates what’s said, he asks for proof, and he asks questions. Whenever we follow this path we close the…
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Guest Columns

The Future Depends On the Strength of Our Differences, By Taiwo Odukoya

The true greatness of Nigeria is not in its topography or mineral deposits but in the hearts and minds of its people, all of them, unique in language and culture, in ideology and belief. Leaders from every part of the country, from the public and private sectors, from civil society…
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Opinion

Hajj 2017: How Fair Is the Nigerian Fare?, By Jaafar Jaafar

Nigeria is in recession. Workers are unpaid. There is hunger in the land. Poverty is everywhere. It makes no economic sense to ignore these maladies and subsidise religious pilgrimages. I believe the reward of feeding hungry citizens is higher than that of subsiding the Hajj. From Oxford Street to Shepherd’s…
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Opinion

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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