Opinion

Communications Service Tax: A Helping Hand Or A Distressing Blow?, By Jayne Augoye

If Senator Ali Ndume is really looking to shield the poor from unfair taxation, would it not be more effective if he backs the VAT, which proposes to charge per cent on luxury items to be majorly borne by the middle class and rich, rather than the CST which would…
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Opinion

An Anti-Corruption Test For Nigerian Public Officials, By Olusegun A. Oyediran

...a public demand for officials to undergo anti-corruption tests in the full public glare by doing as Swear that: “May every woe and curse in the Holy Bible and Holy Koran from the beginning to the end be upon me, my children and unborn generations, if at any time I…
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Columns

Of Drones, the Governor and Saudi Prayer Warriors, By Azu Ishiekwene

If five years of warring against Boko Haram and Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) have brought Buhari’s commanders and the political elite to the point where they have suddenly realised that entering prayer contracts using public funds is no longer an absurdity, much less an offence, the clerics excoriated…
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Opinion

BBC Documentary and Sexual Harassment: Matters Arising, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It’s just that institutions in the developed countries take pragmatic steps to solve the problem. In contrast, African higher institutions live in denial. Schools should formulate policies that will ensure that students are well protected. How many higher institutions in Nigeria, for example, have official points of contacts for complaints…
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Opinion

Chido Onumah: Yes, All Nigerians Have Become Biafrans, By SKC Ogbonnia

In a recent interview, Kuti inferred that, like the Biafran agitators, every Nigerian actually wants freedom from the country, due to the worsening state of affairs. To nail the point, he asserted that the entire citizenry would not hesitate to “escape” from Nigeria, if the international community dares to leave…
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Opinion

“Mama, There Are No Armed Robbers Here”, By ‘Tope Oriola

...society shapes the kinds of prayers we offer. People may not realise it but how we organise ourselves or fail to has an overriding influence on the content of our prayers. Prayer requests are byproducts of human social organisation (or lack of). I attended the birthday party of the matriarch…
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Columns

DIG Lakanu: Farewell To A Supercop, By Dele Agekameh

By many quantitative metrics, Lakanu has proved himself the quintessential crime fighter. By qualitative metrics, he is no less impressive. Arguably one of Nigeria’s most efficient and celebrated police bosses, he flaunts the track record of an impressive leader. Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. They do not think…
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Opinion

“Suicide” As Newspaper Headline: To What End?, By Margaret Uddin-Ojeahere

Avoid the gory details of the act, methods and locations; avoid repeated use of images which display the means or faces of the affected individual. Preferably report the consequent trauma and emotional devastation felt by their survivors, the vacuum left behind and probably the attendant hardship that ensues in some…
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Opinion

Sadiya Farouq: Agenda-Setting for Nigeria’s Humanitarian Affairs Minister, By Yushau A. Shuaib

With the establishment of the new Ministry, it is expected that the minister will ensure better coordination of humanitarian services, the protection of relief providers and safety of emergency workers, whilst ensuring the judicious utilisation of resources. When President Muhammadu Buhari announced Sadiya Umar Farouq as the minister of Humanitarian…
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Opinion

World Teachers Day and The Position of Teachers In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau

Islam teaches us to respect our teachers, listen to them and be dutiful. Why? Well, there are several reasons; they help you learn, they care and love you like parents, treat you like their own, are a little harsh just so that you can stay away from the wrongdoings and…
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