Opinion

That HSBC Report: Overlooking Progress and Its Inherent Contradictions, By Adeyemi Dipeolu

The first thing that strikes one after reading the report is that the writer downplays positive developments in the Nigerian economy. Every time that the data points to improvements in the Nigerian economy, the writer then immediately makes a negative assessment. I have hesitated to weigh in the media frenzy…
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Columns

Elites Have A Responsibility To Elevate Our Food Cultures: Ask Your Grandmothers, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

The elites of each Nigerian ethnic group, big and small, must do their best to document, preserve and elevate the traditional food of their people. What are the culinary traditions of the Idoma of Benue, the Chamba of Taraba, the Ebirra of Kogi, the Quanawuri of Plateau, the Izondjo spread…
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Opinion

An Abuja Boy’s Nostalgia for a City In Need of Public Libraries, By Omoniyi Ibietan

In all, we cannot do without befitting public libraries in Nigeria, even in this age of a digital public communication culture, because even in the Western hemisphere where the Internet originates from, their public libraries are still up and running. Can we retrace our steps in a reverse to establish…
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Opinion

Our Victories In the Horn of Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

The icing on that cake was last Sunday’s "Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea" in Jeddah, which brought to a final close, an armed conflict that began in 1961. We are also witnessing peace talks between Djibouti…
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Columns

Who Killed Husain, The Beloved Grandson Of The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)?, By Murtadha Gusau

I Begin With The Name Of Allah, The Most Merciful, The One Who Bestows Mercy Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His Help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from our soul's evils and our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no…
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Guest Columns

Africa: US As ‘Ideal Partner’ For Growing Democratic Institutions and Economies, By Tibor Nagy

My career has shown me the enormous potential and abundant opportunities for Africa's future. As assistant secretary for African Affairs, I will be guided by my overarching belief that we must look at Africa through the windshield, and not through a rear view mirror. After having the honour of serving…
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