Guest Columns

How we will campaign to win, By Goodluck Jonathan

Acceptance Speech by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On His Victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2014 National Convention Eagle Square, Abuja Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11thDecember  2014 PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history of our great Party; The…
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Columns

Righting the Wrongs in Human Rights, By Femi Falana

Since 1960, the ruling class has always entrenched fundamental rights in the Consitution. But as the fundamental rights are limited to civil and political rights the majority of the Nigerian people have been excluded from enjoying them due to poverty. The fundamental objectives and directive principles of State policy have…
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Opinion

Nigerian fiscal austerity is a moral armament, By Roberts Orya

Of all the policy options at the disposal of the Federal Government in response to the recent slump in the price of crude oil, fiscal austerity is the most morally justified. It is also the least risky option. However, as with all economic policies, there are countervailing arguments. So, we…
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Nigeria: A People, an Economy and its Prospects, By Bello Bwari

“It's easy to see, hard to foresee.”- Benjamin Frankline For years Nigerians and their leaders took it for granted that oil revenue would last forever. The fact that it was a finite resource, requiring deft management so that maximum advantage could be derived from its limited years of exploitation, was sacrificed…
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Columns

Lagos, Slave Trade and the Founding Fathers, By Damola Awoyokun

“Merchant sailor, businessman, farmer, pioneer industrialist, patriot, statesman, churchman, missionary and philanthropist,” so begins Adeyemo Elebute in this fabulous new book,     The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos. What is missing in these opening monikers is “founding father.” When Nigerians talk about founding fathers, they refer…
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