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Buhari’s Example At Downing Street: Returning Humility To Governance, By Jiti Ogunye

The negative reactions of some Nigerians, especially certain bellyaching partisans, to the solitary and austere appearance of President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari at No 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister, has, again, brought into bold relief the depravity in public commentary in Nigeria. Depravity in the…
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Illegal Migration: An Impending Global Crisis, By Frederick Adetiba

This illegal migration is gradually becoming a global crisis which will soon become uncontrollable if urgent steps are not taken. And Africa is contributing more to this crisis than any other region or continent. Irrespective of how we look at it, man is essentially itinerant. It is part of human…
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Nigeria Is A Racket, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is hostage to the petroleum cabal, the electricity cabal, diesel monopoly, generator cabal, Cement|Sugar|Rice monopolies, steel import cabal and several other layers of economic and political saboteurs who hamper, marginalise and diminish our national development aspirations and security complex. Nigeria’s situation is made more complex given their amoral daliance…
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Jonathan’s Legacy and the Jonathan Hangover, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Historically speaking, that the Jonathan presidency represents one of the worst and disappointing moments in Nigerian democracy is beyond debate. A younger president with presumably higher formal education, candidate Goodluck Jonathan was marketed as fresh air in Nigerian electoral politics. But the Jonathan presidency ended as a long whiff of…
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From State Failure to the Reconstruction of the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The process of the biometric registration of all adult Nigerians should be accelerated so that we can put a stop to top public officials engaging in criminal activities and claiming they are not the ones. Our judicial system should also be empowered to deal with perjury as criminal public officials…
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Monetary Policy, the Naira, and Banks’ Reserves, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Arguably, the biggest of the tasks facing the apex bank in the near-term is, in the MPC's words, that of protecting "the reserve buffer to safeguard the value of the domestic currency and engender overall stability of the banking system". Unfortunately, the MPC's response to this is to open a…
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The Legal Implications of Kashamu’s Extradition, By Femi Falana

The Extradition Treaty between Nigeria and the United States was signed on June 24, 1935 while it entered into force on June 24, 1935. The treaty was signed with the United States by the British colonial regime which then exercised dominion over the territory of Nigeria. When Nigeria obtained political…
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