Opinion

Bamidele Upfront: Centenary Heroes, Rogues and Scoundrels, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The list of centenary honorees solidifies Nigeria's longstanding reputation as the hotbed of political and economic corruption and a total lack of respect for history. But reputations often hide the darkest secrets; our dark secrets of romance with everything evil has now come to the fore. The world now knows…
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Nigeria cannot do without the North, By Femi Aribisala

Without the North, Nigeria and Nigerians would be reduced to nonentities. In 2005, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank forecast that Nigeria will be the 20th largest economy in the world by 2025 and the 12th largest by 2050; ahead of Italy, Canada and South Korea. Having identified Brazil, Russia, India and…
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Opinion

BOKO HARAM: What Options for the Military? By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

What began as sectarian crises in the north eastern part of the country has gradually mutated into full-blown terrorist activities. No day passes without news of shootings, bomb blasts, gun battles between Nigeria’s security forces and members of the dreaded Islamist insurgency group, popularly known as Boko Haram, resulting in…
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Opinion

Challenge of Violent Conflict and Democratic Regression in West Africa, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, I was in Niger attending a workshop organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development marking the take off of a research project on a perspective study on the prospects for peace and political stability in West Africa over the next three years. The research is focused on…
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Opinion

Nonsense in the Financial Reporting Council Report on the CBN, By Peregrino Brimah

The author says the FRC report as it is calls to question "the capacity of our government as presently constituted to properly audit its officials". Nigeria's ministries, ministers and lawmakers are the highest paid in the entire world. Equipment purchases and renovations for these departments run into billions with computers…
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Opinion

Seize The Time at the National Conference, Isaac Osuoka [Sankara]; Auwal Musa Rafsanjani; Ezenwa Nwagwu; and Jaye Gaskia

BACKGROUND: Because historically we have been at the fore of the social forces agitating for and demanding for a National Conference, we have chosen to engage robustly and critically with the National Conference now being convened by the Federal Government of Nigeria. We understand full well that the decision to…
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