Guest Columns

March 9 Elections: A Public Appeal, By Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians, On Saturday March 9, 2019, we will once again exercise our civic rights and responsibilities as citizens to elect our governors and members of the State Houses of Assembly. Despite some of the hitches experienced during the presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on…
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New Directions In A Time of Decision, By Wole Soyinka

...there is over-abundant, but stifled leadership material, and there can be no excuse, now that that potential of high quality is being Such potential compelled us to exercise utmost rigour in what proved to be a most daunting exercise. The final determination however is - the flag-bearer of the Young…
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Saving Forests From Chocolate This Season, By Etelle Higonnet

It’s up to us to hold the industry accountable this holiday season. Hundreds of thousands of consumers have already acted, and chocolate lovers one and all can help shift the industry from naughty to nice by simply insisting that holiday chocolate they purchase is “Deforestation-free.” The holiday season is chock-full…
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What Nigeria Needs To Do To Win The War On Terror, By Atiku Abubakar

Central to our plans for defeating terror therefore, must be to find out why young men in those communities are aggrieved enough to be alienated from Nigeria and attracted to the radical philosophy of Boko Haram and ISWAP. When we find out, we must prevent this alienation from occurring. In…
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We Intend Keeping the Army Well Resourced for Operational Efficiency, By Muhammadu Buhari

I want to reassure you that as your commander-in-chief, I will do everything within my powers to continue empowering you by providing all the necessary equipment, force multipliers and enablers required for you to prevail on the field. I also want you to be aware that I am currently looking…
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Kemi Adeosun and NYSC: Finding a Closure Under the Rule of Law, By Jiti Ogunye

The Nigerian justice administration system must be principled, courageous and adroit in bringing alleged offenders to justice, giving them the confidence and assurances that if they take responsibility for their actions, there are benefits in the criminal justice system that can rebuke them without destroying them. On July 7, 2018…
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Exploring Africa’s New Media Landscape, By Michael R. Bloomberg

Across the world, investments by business and philanthropic organisations can make societies more stable and more prosperous. This week’s forum will bring together some of the sharpest minds in both areas – and we hope it will help accelerate the successful growth of the media industry, the middle class, and…
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