Opinion

Women In Elective Representation: Nigeria’s Missing Link, By ‘Biodun C. Olujimi

One of the visions for the proposed law is to see more participation of women in elective representation and when passed into law, to afford more female voices to participate in legislative debates and have better representation in leadership and On Tuesday March 15, 2016, during Nigeria’s Eighth National Assembly,…
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Columns

To What End the Central Bank’s New Cash Reserve Ratio?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If squeezing economic balloons to address the build up of flatulence in certain parts of it is nearly always as unrewarding as when one tries to do the same with a latex balloon, there are few sights as ugly as when policy making begins to look as unsightly as a…
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Columns

Can’t Buhari Stop Waffling On Boko Haram?, By Festus Adedayo

Even when its blood-sucking soldiers slash the throats of captured Nigerians in audacious video recordings that periodically go viral on the social media, the truth is that Boko Haram, that deadly terrorist group, has left the consciousness of many Nigerians, especially the political elite. For example, as that eight year-old boy insurgent…
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Opinion

For Our Departed Revolutionary Idealists, By Edwin Madunagu

Let me begin by saying that the term “idealist” is not used in this article in the philosophical sense. Were this the case, departed comrades to whom the piece is dedicated would not be considered as Marxists at all. But they were all revolutionary Marxists. I employ the term “idealist”…
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Opinion

The Real Amotekun Is Yet Ahead, By Bunmi Makinwa

If there were any doubts in anyone’s mind, Amotekun has confirmed that Nigeria’s security situation is broken and needs In a country where the president is all-powerful and his voice can direct and influence thoughts and conclusions, the perpetual withdrawal and silence of Buhari leaves serious issues Silence has become…
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Columns

Greenberg’s “Sandworm” and Africa Tech, By Rafiq Raji

There are many lessons for African firms and governments from these incidents. Do African governments have measures in place in the event of an internet shutdown, for instance? As the foregoing shows, an internet mishap could be because a submarine cable was cut, a malware was put into the system…
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Columns

Our Collective Fears and the Urgent Need for Presidential Response, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It has been a long time since I have seen Nigerians as frightened as they are currently. It’s the type of all-pervasive fear that emerges when people become acutely aware that they are confronted with multiple threats to their safety and that if one does not get them, another would.…
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