Opinion

Mobilising Domestic Resources for Africa’s Development, By Paul Okolo

Perhaps one of the biggest problems confronting the continent is that of illicit financial flows which cost Africa no less than $50 billion annually. The ACBF says this is approximately double the Official Development Assistance (ODA) that Africa receives. The Africa rising narrative may be heading against headwinds as current…
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Opinion

Revisiting Collection Loss Debate in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, By Yusuf Abdussalam

Mr. Gates, an orange dealer supplies certain exotic oranges from Ondo State to hotels, restaurants and retail fruit outlets in Abuja. He transports the oranges from Ondo to Abuja in an old truck that spends days in transit. Due to the stacking and long period of the transit, some 10…
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Columns

The SDGs Mirror the Hopes and Aspirations of Much of the World, By Muhammadu Buhari

Protocols, I would like, Mr. President, on behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, to congratulate you and your country on your election to preside over the 70th session of the General Assembly. May I also express appreciation to your predecessor, Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa and the Secretary General,…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Labouring In Vain: Is Casualisation The Future Of Work?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Casualisation should be limited to genuine temporary work that does not exceed six months. It is inhuman and unethical for workers to sign contracts where they declare they are working at their own The victims of accidents and or negligence are left uncared for. Our labour laws should restrict fixed-term…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Ebisan: Proudly Nigerian!, By Femi Aribisala

Everywhere we go, people always ask us who we are. And we always tell them: we are Nigerians. Mighty, Mighty Nigerians! Two days to another October 1 independence anniversary, and all is bleak and depressing on the Nigerian front. No self-congratulatory messages. No stadium march-pass and celebrations. All we are…
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Guest Columns

Thoughts on Global Displacements, Migrations and Homelessness, By Kunle Ajibade

...when the so-called hyper-power and super-power countries in the world meddle in the internal affairs of other countries only to feather their nests, the consequences can be dire indeed. This is what we are witnessing in Europe at the moment. History has taught the world this lesson many times but…
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Opinion

President Buhari and the Igbos: the Bitter Truth of An Open Secret?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...for the Igbos to focus on the excesses of President Buhari is to grossly miss the mark, and President Buhari’s seeming inclination towards political decisions informed by his personal idiosyncrasies is to promote dangerous personality-based politics, which undermines the development of our democracy. The relationship between the Igbos and President…
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