Opinion

Nigeria: How To Save N240 Billion From Our Elections Jamboree, By Umar Yakubu

For a country that has million persons living in extreme poverty and which is low on other social indices such as life expectancy, unemployment and health expenditure rates, less than 50 per cent of the said amount - which is billion for election technology - is more than enough for…
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Columns

General Martin Luther Agwai: The Peace Loving General At 70, By Jibrin Ibrahim

He reached the zenith of his profession as the chief of army staff and later chief of defence staff. He was also he was the deputy military adviser at United Nations Headquarters, New York and served as the commander of the combined United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan.…
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Columns

The Changing Nature of Work — It’s Gigs, Not Jobs In the 21st Century, By Adetola Salau

This news is welcome to a lot of people who desire to be free from being fixed in an office space, and the new frontier of freelancing offers a lot. It is scary for some people also, as their safety nets have been their regular jobs. The key thing is…
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Opinion

The Intrigues and Power Play Over 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill, By Jide Ojo

The way forward is two-fold. INEC has decided to plan and conduct the next general election due on February 16 and March 2, 2019 on the extant Electoral Act 2010, as amended in 2015, as well as the new constitutional amendments. Alternatively, the National Assembly could exercise its power to…
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Opinion

Funding Public Services To Address Persistent Migration, By Geneviève Gencianos

• George Moussa As George, Moradeke, Luciana and many others show every day, public service workers and their unions are uniquely placed to facilitate the addressing of global forced displacements happening in our century. They fight inequality and build resilient and inclusive societies. His name is George. Every morning, this…
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Opinion

FIRS: A Forceful Collector of Taxes In An Era of Poverty (1), By Eric Teniola

In the face of it all, Dr. Fowler will come with his taxation drive in order to ‘meet target or surpass target’, in a manner that renders us helpless like poor orphans. Target! Target!! Target!!! is all that matters, without considering the human aspect. The government must realise that over-taxation…
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Columns

Where’s The Devil In The Electoral Bill?, By Azu Ishiekwene

The problem is that the National Assembly has weaponised the Bill; it has become one more tool in the war theatre between the legislative and executive branch, a theatre that Buhari himself helped to install by his standoffishness at the beginning of his administration. Exaggeration is the most common strain…
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Columns

Why the North Should Not Take The Rest of Nigeria for Granted, By Majeed Dahiru

...the North has an opportunity to take advantage of the Atiku alternative with the prospects of re-uniting a sharply divided country, because he enjoys the confidence of a broader plurality To continue to insist on the Buhari candidacy in 2019, will mean the North is taking the rest of Nigeria…
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Columns

This Season of Strikes, By Dele Agekameh

Unions are pressure groups, and the classic role of pressure groups is to influence government policy and decision-making, in line with current realities, needs and possibilities. The months before general elections are always hectic for politicians, their staffers and other associated groups or individuals. However, nobody in this class bears…
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