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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Opinion

Corruption: An Albatross Around Our Necks, By Cynthia Akpomudiare

To improve the fight against corruption, we must change the narrative for the youth; properly incentivise the right behaviours, whilst addressing the real issues of concern to them for their growth and survival. This purposeful engagement will also help them develop a sense of: ‘what-is-in-it-for-me’ if I shun corruption and…
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Opinion

Evans: Rise of the Invisible Neighbour, By Louis Odion

More would certainly be achieved if more and more of our pastors, imams and traditional priests join in helping to enshrine a custom that dishonours wealth which provenance is either suspicious or unknown. No more recognition or glorifying so-called business moguls of no visible merchandise and who purport to run…
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Opinion

Biafra, Quit Notice and All that Nonsense, By Azu Ishiekwene

Should there be more devolution of powers and responsibilities to the states? Yes. But you only need to inspect the havoc in many of the states to understand that until citizens themselves begin to hold governments at all levels to account, 180 million countries out of Nigeria will produce the…
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Opinion

Training Teachers to Use Technology that Hasn’t Been Invented Yet, By Adetola Salau

We are moving to newer paradigms, and our teachers need to be prepared, not only for the tools available today, but also for the tools that we can't yet imagine, but which would be available in the next 10, 15 or 20 years. It is the supreme art of the…
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