Opinion

JAMB and the Dumbing Down of the Nigerian Youth, By Femi Akinfolarin

The devastation of our educational system is accelerating and the future of the Nigerian state is becoming bleaker because each time JAMB removes one more rung of the academic ladder, they pound one more nail into the system that cripples our youth. It is time to either restructure JAMB or…
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Opinion

The Central Bank Governor’s Failing Score Card, By Femi Akinfolarin

...the CBN governor’s score card is one of failed monetary policy, racing inflation, massive fall in the value of the naira (which could have been staunched by now), collapse of the manufacturing sector and weakening of banks. His principal needs to understand and appreciate that this legacy is shared by…
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Opinion

Why I Support a Protest Against the Nigerian Government, By Femi Akinfolarin

I consider the proposed protest in the country to be apt at this moment and fully support it. While there is the possibility of its being hijacked by miscreants and one is not largely sure of the motivations of the organisers, yet we need to send a strong reminder across…
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Opinion

Shouldn’t the Death Penalty Apply To Corrupt Public Officials?, By Femi Akinfolarin

Let’s create a special court to try corruption cases with concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal High Court. All cases must be tried and concluded within a year, including their appeals. Then let us review the punishment for people convicted of corruption. I would propose that the punishment be based on…
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Opinion

A ‘Fantastically Corrupt’ Nation: In Defense of Prime Minister David Cameron, By Femi Akinfolarin

So the question is not whether we are not fantastically corrupt or not. We are. The country, Nigeria has been fantastically corrupt for years! Is there anyone of us who has not paid a bribe or maybe offered a bribe? In fact the rarity is the person who has never…
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Opinion

Nigeria: the Political Expediency of Defending the Indefensible, By Femi Akinfolarin

I wish Nigerians could for once be a people who reason rationally and refuse to accept illogical positions for the sake of political expediency. The truth is obvious, Saraki might be the victim of a gang up to bring him down from a senate president position that he took by…
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