Opinion

Defund Police? Let’s First Demystify It, By ‘Tope Oriola

Why is there limited public support for defunding police despite widespread activism? The answer partly lies in the failure to demystify police. The image of police as the defender of social order, an institution that assumes tremendous existential risks on behalf of society has not been challenged. There are two…
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Opinion

North-South Imbalance: Nigeria In Free Fall To Self-destruct, By Michael Owhoko

As long as Nigeria continues with its current inapt political structure, its descent to self-destruction is definite. The ominous signs are there for any discerning mind to see, except those with impaired vision and beneficiaries of the prejudicial system. Praying for Nigeria’s redemption from its current woes is like asking…
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Opinion

#NBADecides 2020: The Election of Unintended Consequences, By Chidi Odinkalu

...#NBADecides2020 may ultimately have been determined by two curveballs outside the control of the Association, its organs or the candidates - the misguided sense of professional entitlement of one Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a criminal indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was arguably a…
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Opinion

Ismaila Isa Funtua: Adieu, Baba Sama, By Mohammed Isa

The present generation and generations yet unborn have lost the opportunity to benefit from the numerous experiences and stories of political intrigues and calculations, as Mallam Ismaila was a key participant in the nation’s power game for many decades. He was an encyclopedia on the nation’s political journey and history.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Shoprite, Wealth Distribution and an Adverse Macroeconomic Environment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

There are no real increases in wages as nominal wages cannot keep up with inflation. How can the economy grow with high lending rates, high inflation, with consumers having no disposable income to spend? Unless there is a clear policy to resuscitate the middle class and increase purchasing power parity,…
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Opinion

Sexual Health Education For Teenagers: Parental Responsibility, By Chinna Okoroafor

If you are feeling embarrassed talking to your teen about sex education, then take the help of a medical practitioner (pediatrician) or family and relationship therapist. Bottom line is that your children need to understand that you as a parent have created a nurturing environment of trust and truth where…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Please Act More Decisively To Salvage NDDC, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Given the magnitude of the problems currently besetting NDDC, such that the actual work of developing the Niger Delta has practically ceased, only the president can break the impasse. If he wishes to make friends in the creeks now and beyond 2023, I would suggest the following as urgent steps…
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