Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Opinion

Pigs Can’t Fly; We Need Young Eagles, By Muyiwa Gbadegesin

Nigerian political parties must begin to carefully select an elite leadership cadre to man the ship of state. While elections are often a popularity contest, the nature of our national emergency is not amenable to mob rule. Introduction This article is for every Nigerian who has ever dreamed of giving…
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Opinion

Open Government Policy and Liberia’s Political Future, By Uche Igwe

Whether the incoming government, like the outgoing one, will leverage on the Open Government Partnership to continue to implement policy changes in favour of good governance and accountability and how this could contribute to the country’s recovery from fragility, remains a matter of conjecture. One of the most fascinating quotes…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Restructuring and Secession Dilemma, By Uju Obii-Obioha

I still have some doubt that the attainment of an independent Biafra or restructuring will eliminate the major issues of selfish and visionless leadership that afflicts us today. If we end up electing the same type of politicians we have always done, the problem will definitely persist. How much good…
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Columns

IPOB and Security Agencies: Calming the Tension, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should direct the armed troops that have been deployed to Abia State to withdraw, and the police should take over the case of Mr. Kanu in line with the provisions of the Constitution and the Police Act. Even more important, it is time for political and community leaders…
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Opinion

Development of Early Childhood Brain Matters, By Adetola Salau

There are successful interventions that affect cognitive development positively early, and these reflect changes in brain development. Programmes that work on the introduction of stimulation to development to infants at high risk of developmental delays, because of poverty or low birth weight, have produced improvements in cognitive and motor skills.…
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Opinion

Citizens or Politicians: Who Should Call the Shots In Nigeria?, By Ademola Adeoye

In saner climes, the office of the citizen is higher than the highest political office in the land. The citizens are supposed to be calling the shots, not those who are voted into power. As a citizen, you are superior to any politician you vote into power. You are the…
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Opinion

PMB, Atiku and the Illusion of a Party, By Louis Odion

But beyond the brickbats between the Buhari people and the Atiku camp are the weightier issues. Hard-hitting as they may sound, let it be said that varied responses by Buhari's agents so far hardly address perhaps the core question inadvertently raised by the Atiku/Alhassan challenge: How much of a party…
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Columns

Vacancy, By Pius Adesanmi

If every outrage is tolerable and defensible because you support the president in power (everything you would not have countenanced under Jonathan suddenly has legitimacy for you now), if every violation is rationalisable for you because you have empathy for the political party in have no business in the business…
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