Opinion

Name-Shaming Debtors: CBN’s Directed Breach of Confidentiality, By Charles Musa

Although it may be argued that the rising non-performing loans (“NPLs”) in the sector can be because debtors deliberately refuse to honour their obligations, the publication of the names of these debtors is not justifiable. In any event, if banks adopt the radical measure of naming their debtors in newspapers…
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Columns

“We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism”: Reflection on President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Without hope, despair takes over the heart. Yet there is no place more dangerous than the heart of a desperate man or woman, one who believes there is nothing to live for or uphold anymore and so everything to die for, desecrate or destroy. Hopelessness and despair lie at the…
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Guest Columns

A Cue For Buhari on Nigeria’s Electricity Crisis, By SKC Ogbonnia

...even as the existing energy policy is fraught with various challenges, the situation no longer requires a rocket scientist to discern that the most immediate challenge is that gas pipelines to Nigeria’s main feed to the National Power Grid are constantly being vandalised, particularly along the Trans Forcardos and Escravos-Lagos…
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Bámidélé Upfront

If We Look In the Places That Matter, Nigeria Still Has Money, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...the federal government may have to bail out the states to prevent looming civil unrest. Where will the federal government get the money from when it faces its own depressing realities? I know where the monies are. As the new governors and the President open up the books, they will…
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Opinion

On the Relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Structure, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Moving the higher echelons of the military to troubled spots will make them have quality briefs, reports and field orientations, which is about all that is needed in the fight against terrorism. In his inaugural address to the nation, Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari gave a strange order for the Military…
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Guest Columns

#BabaNowThatYouAreThere: Introducing the Buharimeter (www.buharimeter.ng), By Catherine Kyenret Angai

Elections on their own do not guarantee good governance. We often forget this truth. But democracy without good governance is effectively meaningless. The role of citizens as the ultimate sovereigns does not end with the electoral process. It actually extends to their capacity to be part of the governance process…
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Opinion

Nigerian Officials and Disrespect for the Local Media, By Ahmad Salkida

For watchers of the Nigerian political scene, the only controversy that followed the election of General Muhammed Buhari to the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic erupted from unlikely quarters. It was some kind of controversy among mainstream foreign media over whose bragging right as the first…
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