Opinion

Who is A Nigerian? A Question at the Heart of Rebuilding Nigeria, By Marcel Ojinnaka

I had wanted to invest in the US stock market since early 2012, but was advised to hold off a bit and watch how things would fare. The market’s recovery from the 2008 crash was still dicey and I was warned I could lose my small change as easily as…
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Opinion

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Tragedy: Matters Arising, By Tolu Ogunlesi

"If we can’t provide for today’s 100 million or so young people, how will we take care of double that number?" When it rains it pours. These are not the best of times for President Jonathan. Just when the clamour for answers to the mystery of the missing $20 billion…
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Economy

The Constitution and Presidential Powers, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The recent spat between the newly appointed defence minister, General Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the military chiefs of staff over reporting lines has resonated in the most unlikely places. I believe, the most startling of these resonances, is the possibility that the office of the federal minister of (or for)…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Referendum In The Crimea and The Great Betrayal, By Femi Fani-Kayode

On Sunday 16th March 2014 a referendum will be held in the Crimea to determine whether the people of that country will stay in the Ukraine or opt to be part of the Russian Federation. This is a positive development and I have little doubt that they will vote to…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Dreaming Dreams of the Almighty (2), By Femi Aribisala

When you tell people the Lord appeared to you in a dream, those who have not had such experience may be inclined to despise your dream.  In September 2012, I had a dream.  I was somewhere high up in the mountains and did not know exactly what I was doing…
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Opinion

Institutions vs Leadership in Nigeria’s fight against corruption, Onyinye Ough

At least two perspectives on fighting corruption have emerged this week from key Nigerian reformers that served together during the Obasanjo era. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, during a BBC interview with Will Ross, passionately emphasized the need for strong institutions and systems to tackle corruption.  To the extent that she was…
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