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Opinion

Questions Amaechi Should Answer On Transportation University, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...there are numerous questions that Amaechi must answer to convince Nigerians that he understands what he is doing. For example, he needs to come clear on who owns the University and the institution that is funding it. Is it to be fully funded by the Chinese government or also partly…
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Guest Columns

Between Thuggery and State Disobedience, By Wole Soyinka

It is extremely difficult to imagine a further lowering of the bar of disdain for law than we have witnessed under the present regime. The degree of cynicism in the conduct of State Security agencies has attained a level of consistency that is surpassed by only one other previous government…
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Opinion

Window Wide Open: Tracking Bob Dylan’s Uncharted Influence, By Nick Ward

“his is the first attempt to put Dylan’s work into any kind of African context — and the results are extraordinary. The decision to use first-person accounts from Nigerian poets was inspired and this piece, more than any other in the collection, has the potential to show Dylan in a…
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Opinion

Contemporary Traditional Rulers and Chieftancy Awards, By Udeme Nana

One must observe that the traditional institution has lost so much respect arising from the way modern-day "rulers" give out titles. Prospective recipients more often determine the citation of their titles. Before this era of "anything is possible" chieftaincy titles, were honours to persons who deserved and were seen by…
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Columns

Of Constituency Offices and Projects, By Reuben Abati

Members of the Nigerian National Assembly, and by extension lawmakers across the country, have been under scrutiny lately with regard to their engagements with citizen-voters whose interest they are expected to represent in parliament. Two issues: constituency projects and constituency offices. President Muhammadu Buhari brought the issue of constituency projects…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Largest University System In Africa, and the Worst, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What Nigeria needs is not the proliferation of Universities but a national strategic vision for education, with specific changes in policy and governance. It is depressing to see a country with so much potential, lose so much for the lack of long range vision. I have no hope in the…
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