The Osun Governorship Election And The Strong Message Of Death, By Jide Jegede

In order to keep its people awake to lessons embedded in happenings around them, the Yoruba have a number of sayings that inspire wisdom in caution and action. One of such is: “Iku to n pa ojugba eni, owe nla lo n pa”. Literarily, it means: “when death strikes your…
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End the Pretence, Declare Nigeria a Unitary State! By Ogaga Ifowodo

The Vanguard of Monday, 14 July 2014 carried three full page advertorials on one issue: the impasse at the National Conference over a proper derivation formula. The Committee on Devolution of Powers, whose report was the last to be debated at plenary, had recommended retaining the 13% in General Abacha’s…
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TRIBUTE: Bamidele Aturu: Painful Exit Of The People’s Lawyer, By Akintunde Akanni

Bamidele Aturu’s path first crossed mine at the Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, in the mid 1990s where I shared the same office with his bosom friend, Omolade Adunbi, now a teacher of anthropology at the University of Michigan. Such was his consistent warm disposition and large-heartedness to people that BF…
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Mr. President, Time To Halt The War Against Anti-Graft Agencies, By Awassam Bassey

A little over two years ago, specifically in April 2012, the Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies headed by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan. After a long wait, a government White…
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The Chibok Girls Dangle a Future, and a Hope, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

Today makes it the 86th day that our innocent and harmless girls were kidnapped, girls who were in pursuit of their dreams and happiness. Girls who had the hopes and aspirations of probably furthering their education to tertiary level; in those girls, there could have been a Professor Dora Akunyili.…
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Are our Corporate Governance Standards High Enough? By Soji Apampa

Corporate governance is at the heart of how businesses are run. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development (OECD), “corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company’s management, its boards, its shareholders and other stakeholders”. Corporate governance, broadly speaking, includes board efficiency, transparency, reporting requirements, investor communications…
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Fiscal Federalism in the Nigerian Debate, By Kayode Oladele

Federal systems emerge in two broad ways both of which have epochal implications for development. First are the coming-together federal systems. Second are the holding-together systems. The first is voluntary and often a response to certain socio-economic or political needs and or challenges facing the component units at a particular…
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