Columns

Buhari the Dead and His Body Double, By Festus Adedayo

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of…
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Opinion

Elections 2019: Factors and Projections, By Edwin Madunagu

The different forms that the political struggle now assumes and the different levels at which it is waged include intra-party, inter-party, state-civil, intra-state, armed and unarmed, above-ground and underground. Also, to be listed is what is now known as “executive orders” of the president and of the presidency. The most…
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Columns

Why China Is Anxious To Be Understood, By Owei Lakemfa

Africa, which taught the old Greeks mathematics, philosophy, science and history, is like China, an ancient civilisation. Both were invaded and They are steeped in culture, dance, music and proverbs. Both have limitless potentials, they had a similar fate in the past, are anxious for a better world today and…
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Opinion

The Necessity of Endorsing Police Reform Bill 2018, By Abdul Mahmud and Okey Nwanguma

...it is vital that members of the National Assembly endorse the proposed Bill to ensure stringent safeguards to protect human rights and a positive legal framework for meaningful police reform in Nigeria. It is also vital the Police and the Executive branch of government work together with both arms of…
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Columns

Banks In West Africa: Struggling Amid Tighter Regulatory Grip, By Rafiq Raji

To push them along, the CBN announced a number of stimulus measures in August. It offered to release some of the funds kept by banks with it as reserves for lending to agricultural and manufacturing firms at the single-digit rate of 9 per cent. Additionally, it offered to buy long-tenured…
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Columns

Nigerian Democracy and the Threat of Transactional Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Vote buying is therefore the worst form of transactional politics that is compromising our democracy. The greatest challenge we have in conducting the 2019 general elections is to ensure as many citizens as possible resist the temptation of debasing their votes for short-term financial gain. This week, the Yar’Adua Centre…
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Columns

Social Changemakers: Revamping the West African Narrative, By Adetola Salau

What made this weekend memorable was meeting people from various sectors who refuse to buy into despair and have decided to change the story about Africa. “Some of the world's biggest challenges can be solved by some of the world's most marginalised communities themselves. The moment you inject information, education,…
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Columns

Losing Sleep Over “The Economist”, Other Predictions, By Azu Ishiekwene

The Economist may say what it likes about Nigeria, but it won’t vote in February. We were here when the newspaper called out the buffoonery and incompetence of the PDP government in 2014, and it was right. But that was the best it could do; it was up to us…
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