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More On Teachers Failing While their Students “Pass” Exams, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...there wasn’t enough space in the classroom to put benches to sit all the pupils, who were in any case forced to sit on each other. There was no way any learning could occur in such classes which had ten times the maximum amount of pupils that should be in…
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The Rise and Rise of Ethnic Champions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the case of Kanu is not in isolation; it is a trend perpetuated by group interests to blackmail the rest of us and for the federal government to acquiesce to their demands. And unless we elect foresighted leaders who view Nigeria as one constituency, ethnic champions will become common place…
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Buhari and the Leadership Deficit, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Two years on, we are yet to see the courageous leadership we thought a man of his age, training and experience would bring to governance. We elected him, hoping he will have the courage to break from the norm; we thought he would challenge the status quo; we believed, rather…
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Corruption In Nigeria, A New Twist In The Tale?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Between 1988, when Lord Archer published his tale, and today’s Nigeria, “corruption” has evolved. The Swiss’ renunciation of deep levels of banking secrecy means quite a few felons would now quibble at taking their loot to Zurich. And even in the , today’s haven of One of the more colourful…
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Agriculture: More than Words, Time for Action, By Taiwo Odukoya

Every government in the past has had one blueprint or the other. What has been lacking is the will. We need champions from the federal government down to the local governments, across branches of government, to rise up and treat the sector with the much needed urgency. We need audacious…
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