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Should Alarm Bells Be Ringing For The Economy? By Ifeanyi Uddin

One of the more risible aspects of the recent re-basing of domestic economic output numbers was the attempt by pro-Jonathan administration types to pass the higher GDP numbers, which emerged, from the exercise, off as the result of the incumbent administration’s “transformation” efforts. Politics may have played a part in…
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A Brief History of Democratic Chaos, By Gimba Kakanda

Fifteen years after Nigeria's return to democracy, the leadership challenges, which were the demerits of the regimes of the soldiers before it, have only become worse. Contrary to the excuse that ours is still "nascent democracy", a self-deception promoted by the optimists infatuated with the country despite its bad political…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Ebola Virus And The Challenge of African Modernity, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The rapid spread of Ebola virus across West Africa has again raised the question of our disposition to the modern and modernity in the evolution of African societies. Also, Ebola has become a metaphor for the possibility of the extinction of a race. A brief clarification is needed. “Modern” is…
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