Opinion

Nigeria’s Need for a Customised Democracy, By Olukunle Iyanda

It could be concluded that the claim of democracy in Nigeria is a farce, and a self-deceit. The assumptions on which truly democratic governance is based are not true of Nigeria. A country of low literacy and little knowledge of local and international provides a conducive terrain for the practice…
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Opinion

Deepening Nigeria’s Development: the Role of Culture and Communication, By Omoniyi Ibietan

Introduction Culture is a human creation - the totalising experience of whatever man invents and considers dignifying to shape the organisation of his society. It can be historical or normative, psychological, structural and otherwise. It is an amalgam of heritages and practices that have come to define a people differently…
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Opinion

Pharmaceutical Industry, National Development and a Fairer Society, By Olu Akanmu

This generation of pharmacists and pharmaceutical industry managers face an historic task. This historic task is how to take advantage of the current challenges of economic recession, scarcity of forex for drugs and raw material importation, that threatens the survival of the pharma industry, to reinvent the industry and build…
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Columns

Francophones and Democratic Regression in West Africa, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most salient aspect of governance in West Africa is the phenomenal growth of mega-corruption. The transparency and accountability mechanisms introduced in the early 1990s have all been subverted in the region and kleptocracy is the order of the day. Ruling cabals in many countries are not only looting massively…
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Opinion

Aisha Buhari: Governor Fayose and Ignorance 101, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

Our lawmakers will do Nigerians a lot of good by heeding Nuhu Ribadu’s advise, given several years ago, that there is the need to create a law and process that evaluates the mental state of people before allowing them to run for elected public office. If heeded, this will save…
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Opinion

Faffing Around Healthcare: Whose Job Is It To Keep Nigerians Healthy?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

It cannot be that difficult to design a primary healthcare system that enables the access of children and women to healthcare workers for routine checks and monitoring periodically, to start with, or can it? Or is it that we find it so difficult to do the simple things? If Cuba…
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