Columns

Terror: Getting Rid of Backward Cholesterol of Ideology, By Steve Ayorinde

...while the government should be encouraged to equip and charge the military to defend the sovereignty of the nation and protect lives and property, it must also work assiduously to make the hatred ideology being preached by the leaders of extreme sects unattractive to the masses. On the war against…
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Opinion

Public Sector Corruption and Buhari’s Moral High Ground, By Chibuike Mgbeahuruike

In spite the shortness of that regime and the impunity and ugly human rights record that characterised it, he left some people-oriented legacies. He rejected an IMF loan and its harsh conditionalities, declared war against indiscipline (WAI), clamped down on corrupt politicians of the Second Republic, made huge efforts to…
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Columns

Whispers Of Our President From Washington, By Okey Ndibe

It is wonderful that President Buhari wants Americans and the world to know that he’s serious about changing the way business was done in his country. But Nigerians, not Americans, elected him into office. It is to Nigerians, not Americans, that he must first sell his agenda. There’s something awry…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

A Senate of Forgers or a Nation of Forgers?, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...even if the crass and ethically impoverished face of law is sustained under Abubakar Olubukola Saraki, such crass legality will not remove the global view that the Eighth Senate is a Senate of forgers. On the contrary, such ethically impoverished crass legalism will actually deepen the local and global view…
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Columns

Today’s America and a Few More Questions For Senator Patrick Leahy, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The United States of America, both directly and through their regional allies like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait and various other Arab Gulf states, supplied millions of dollars’ worth of arms to the vicious Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organisation known as the Al Nusra Front three years ago in Syria in…
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Opinion

Uncle Reuben Abati: Now that Your Phones Have Stopped Ringing, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Dear Uncle Reuben, It's a pleasure to write you this open letter in response to your recently syndicated piece, "The Phones No Longer Ring". First, I'm glad you're back, for those of us who respected your views as a writer and took you as a role model before you were…
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Opinion

World Bank: To Lend and Spend on Behalf of Nigeria?, By Seun Kolade

The fundamental problem with the government's plan is that it is based on a transfer of primary responsibility for reconstruction to an external agency. It is a curious and questionable plan that invites the lending organisation to lend and to it is the government's primary responsibility to come up with…
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Guest Columns

Diversifying Our Economy: Buhari is On the Clock, By Oluseun Onigbinde

At this point, it is important that the Federal and State Governments set up a joint commission of technocrats, to explore a scientific and detailed approach in reviewing the capacity of every state, revealing how each can build an export economy or even unearth unique products that stimulate demand. To…
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