Opinion

International Day of the Girl Child 2020: My Voice, Our Equal Future, By Adesewa Josh

...October 11 isn’t just an ordinary day for me. It’s my birthday and a day dedicated to girls around the world by the United Nations. This year’s theme — my voice, our equal future — will acknowledge their struggles and amplify their voices as they stand up for their rights.…
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Article of Faith

Mega-Pastors Are the Proverbial Fishers of Men, By Femi Aribisala

When God fished men in the scriptures, it was never for salvation. When God speaks once, David says we should hear him twice. (Psalm 62:11). That does not mean twice literally, but several times. Similarly, Jesus maintains we must forgive our brothers seventy times seven times. (Matthew 18:22). That does not mean…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Unraveling Economy, and the Need for Cost-Refective Tarrifs, By Cheta Nwanze

...When devaluation happens, exports should become cheaper to foreign customers and imports costlier to those bringing stuff in. We should be seriously working towards drastically improving our export rates. But this devaluation will only make more sense if we have policies in place to encourage businesses to flourish. There is…
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Opinion

APC Saga: As the Buni-Led Committee Sails Through Historic Contours, By Abubakar Buka Kagu

The challenge ahead is one that confronts the APC. It needs more than a dose of the familiar antidotes. Depending on the constituency and consequence, the way these antidotes are procured and administered may also differ. But in all, it has to come with some willingness to apportion incentives in…
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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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