Opinion

The Burden of Leadership At FIRS, By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

...despite the pandemic and its economic consequences, the FIRS management, ably led by Mr. Nami, was able to post an impressive Q1 performance by achieving an increment of 15 per cent over the corresponding period in 2019, to the delight of all. This is a clear indication that the eggheads…
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Opinion

Facts and Fallacies of the Stephen Kefas Case, By James Kanyip

"The sensation about Kefason's cases is caused by minority mischief makers who are struggling and bent on making it look more political than judicial. Kefason is not being detained extra-judiciallly or politically. He is being detained pursuant to an order of a competent court after his applications for bail were…
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Columns

Nigeria, Xenophobia and Ramaphosa’s Apology, By Reuben Abati

We are told that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday for the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in South Africa, particularly persons involved in business who are seen by the ordinary South African as enemies. He reportedly did this in Harare, Zimbabwe, at the funeral ceremony of former…
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Opinion

Africa Must Raise Taxes To Fight Climate Change Better, By Léonce Ndikumana

...there is an urgent need for developing countries to participate actively in the drafting of new tax standards. Africa is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it. It is time for the continent to make its voice heard to recover resources…
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Opinion

Corruption In Nigeria : Why the Fight Won’t Be Won In A Day, By Timothy Adewale

As the world marks Anti-Corruption Day, Mr. Buhari has an opportunity to revolutionise his anti-corruption fight and raise his game in his government’s efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption, poverty, and underdevelopment. Nigeria can and should lead the way for the rest of the world to entrench a culture of…
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Opinion

The Senate President, Offa Robbery and Political Banditry In Nigeria, By Frederick Adetiba

I know a number of Nigerians are getting used to hearing these things, which are gradually becoming normalised, however I refuse to accept them as normal. It cannot be normal for the Senate president and a State governor to be associated with armed robbers. It is bizarre and it should…
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