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Nigerian Women, Politics and Nation Building, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Women as majority must be reckoned with and be participants at the commanding heights of policy-making and decisions and execution of these in the overriding interest of the general good of our people. The journey starts by you commencing your mobilisation; let our children, women, girls and youth get their…
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Gender Equality: The Unfinished Business of Our Time, By Antonio Guterres

We at the United Nations stand with women around the world as they fight to overcome the injustices they face – whether they are rural women dealing with wage discrimination, urban women organising for change, women refugees at risk of exploitation and abuse, or women who experience intersecting forms of…
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Why U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s Visit Will Not Cut Much Ice With African Leaders, By Johnnie Carson

The secretary's trip to these five countries will probably not make much of a positive impression on most African governments, whose leaders will recognise the visit for what it is – an effort to shore up America's anti-terrorism security alliances, while talking softly about democracy and governance, development and trade.…
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Children, The Ultimate 100&Change Winners, By Kole Shettima

100&Change is part of a new approach of grantmaking at the Foundation focusing on problems and solutions. MacArthur believes that solutions are possible to even some of the most challenging problems facing the world. This was an initiative that sought to contribute to solving any problem anywhere in the world…
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The Nigerian Media: Evolution, Trends and Projections for 2018, By Bolaji Okusaga

Beyond the arguments on ethics, regulation and competition, it is clear that the game has changed; and that the long-term survival of the news-media in Nigeria resides in the creation of various vents and access by media organisations for ever demanding news-consumers who want news on their own terms, in…
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Kaduna: The Poor and The Right To Equal Opportunity, By Nasir El-Rufai

Some of our critics have threatened us with electoral consequences because we are taking tough, but necessary decisions, in favour of ordinary people. Our oath of office and our personal principles prevent us from refusing to do what is right because of political calculations. We take decisions because they are…
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Blame Passing – The New Year Gift to a Nation, By Wole Soyinka

Sooner than later, but not as soon as pledged, the fuel crisis will pass. And then of course we shall await the next round of shortages, then a recommencement of blame passing. What will be the commodity this time – food perhaps? Maybe even potable water? In a nation of…
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