Guest Columns

Saving Forests From Chocolate This Season, By Etelle Higonnet

It’s up to us to hold the industry accountable this holiday season. Hundreds of thousands of consumers have already acted, and chocolate lovers one and all can help shift the industry from naughty to nice by simply insisting that holiday chocolate they purchase is “Deforestation-free.” The holiday season is chock-full…
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Columns

Nigeria and the Quest for Comprehensive Literacy: The STEM Solution, By Adetola Salau

There is a need to increase literacy to accomplish the aim of a holistic education for Nigerian children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and the real world. This is where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education…
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Columns

The Imperative of Signing the Electoral Act, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is indeed true that Nigerians would revolt against any attempt to move backwards in the march towards improved electoral integrity and the president should be advised to keep to the straight and narrow path leading to free, fair and credible elections. The whole country is on tenterhooks as Nigerians…
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Opinion

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Timely Homily, By M.B.O Owolowo

The crux of President Buhari’s message is to those dutifully striving to make political capital out of religious divergences. Religious conflict serves no good. Though such conflicts may possibly pay arms dealers - quite literally, and benefit misery merchants, it definitely doesn’t pay the generality of Nigerians. President Muhammadu Buhari’s…
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Opinion

Atiku-Obi Ticket: The Devil In the Detail, By Banji Ojewale

...it’s not enough to hail the Atiku-Obi team as the ideal presidential stuff. The party needs to work on them. They aren’t angels spared human foibles despite their outstanding characteristics and achievements. We must brace for a rift, which must come because we are talking of two strong personalities, each…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Connecting the Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Has Crippled Nigeria (I), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Our lack of reckoning and buck passing betrays our almost congenital inability to think deep, connect the dots and see how we are ruining the country collectively. We blame leaders for everything, refusing to see how we extend corruption in our homes, our spheres of influence and how the cancer…
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