Opinion

Northerners Will Rule Us For Long: The Pill We Hate To Swallow, By Akin Fadeyi

Pushing the narrative of our ethnicity as better leaders is subjective, sweeping and myopic and there is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Our ethnicity does not make us great heart and preparedness to develop other champions does. Towards the end of 2011, our TV Production firm was invited…
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Opinion

Now That The Young Can Run, By Chris Ngwodo

...any insurgence of youth in our politics must herald the ascendancy of progressive ideas. Among other things, this entails a rejection of sexism, misogyny and inequality, and the dismantling of the criminalised funding structures of parties which politically weaponise poverty and sustain a corrupt officialdom. The recent passage of the…
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Opinion

The Senate President, Offa Robbery and Political Banditry In Nigeria, By Frederick Adetiba

I know a number of Nigerians are getting used to hearing these things, which are gradually becoming normalised, however I refuse to accept them as normal. It cannot be normal for the Senate president and a State governor to be associated with armed robbers. It is bizarre and it should…
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Opinion

Ways of Ensuring Disclosure In Nigerian Petroleum Contracts, By Anne Chinweze & Rob Pitman

An immediate way to make contract disclosure mandatory would be via a provision in the Petroleum Industry Administration bill. It is encouraging that a draft produced in April 2018 already included such a provision. An alternative route would be via a ministerial directive. Petroleum contracts in Nigeria are fundamental documents…
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Opinion

The Shame of Nigeria’s Stalled Transitioning From Gavi Support, By Oyewale Tomori

A country that asks for an extension of dependency after she is deemed ready for independence, should be ashamed of herself, no matter the reason for her seeking continued dependency. For Nigeria, we know our current predicament of begging for an extension of dependency has nothing to do with our…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Fangs of June 12, By Shola Oshunkeye

...last Tuesday’s conferment and Buhari’s apology effectively buried the political remains of, not General Ibrahim Babangida who annulled the election, Obasanjo, who long before he was jailed by General Sani Abacha, did his best to help other June 12 haters to inter the phenomenon. Even if politics was the primary…
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Columns

The Rustication of ‘Kunle Adebajo By U.I., the ‘University of Intolerance’, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The rustication of Kunle Adebajo is a clear uppercut on press freedom. It is a flagrant abuse of institutional powers that anyone interested in the all-round moulding of our undergraduates, and in the future of this country, should speak out against. This is a special appeal to Olayinka to rescind…
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Columns

Oil Boom Generation: Moral Leaders Needed, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

...We of the privileged generations need to rise and do whatever it takes to ameliorate the sufferings of younger Nigerians. While we retire in comfort, with our children well-educated inside or outside Nigeria, we must remember we owe Nigeria a debt. Oil wealth is responsible for the good life that…
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