Opinion

Is It Now Cool To Kill? – An Anguished Letter to Nigerian Lawmakers, By Wole Soyinka

My dear Honourables, I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not alone - from a persistent nightmare. That affliction has been induced by your most recent approach to addressing an acknowledged problem that affects,…
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Columns

Culture and African Development, By Rafiq Raji

...the rigidities of these pre-colonial ethnic-based political centralisations explain the incapacity of some African states to exercise full authority over property rights, tax collection and the monopoly of violence till this day. Clearly, for better or worse, African ethnic institutions are a factor in its economic development.  A high level…
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Columns

Why It’s Important To Develop Tech Talents In Africa, By Adetola Salau

The learning visits I had in between the conferences that I was a part of, and interviewing high school students, revealed that there is a huge gap in how our students in Africa utilise their education; quite disturbingly, they lack a deep understanding of how the natural sciences and mathematics…
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Opinion

The Racket Operated Out of the Moroccan Embassy In Abuja, By Shayera Dark

Another thing that was awry was his insistence on cash payment, which was reiterated to my proxy when they collected my passport. The embassy staff also refused to issue a receipt for the transaction, threatening to revoke my visa if my proxy persisted with the request. Staff at the Moroccan…
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Opinion

Setting Agenda for the University of Nigeria Witchcraft Conference, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The UNN should, for instance, let the world know that there are no spirits on Nigeria’s highways; that the witches in Nigeria are the governors, ministers, lawmakers, politicians, civil servants, and every other person that either steals from the common purse or fails to discharge their duties as expected. Barring…
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Columns

Femi Adesina and the Demons In Aso Villa, By Majeed Dahiru

Beyond the fog of the morally reprehensible outbursts of a public officer, who is expected to maintain an exemplary level of decorum deserving of the highest office in the land, Adesina’s treatise illuminates a dark phase in Nigeria’s democratic trajectory. Nigeria is steadily being goaded into a state of fascist…
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Columns

Why Bello Is Coming Back, And Bayelsa May Fall, By Azu Ishiekwene

Bello would win, not in spite of, but because of his flaws – flaws which have dogged his predecessors in the past two decades but have not left the voters any wiser. Bello is done on social media, finished off by his perceived arrogance, his imperial style, and his acrimonious…
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Opinion

Enabling the Protection of Personal Data Through Effective Regulation, By Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) 2019 strives to bring sanity to the handling of personal data as it is a critical resource for the transformation of economies. The NDPR addresses all issues and safeguards necessary for the handling of personal data belonging to Nigerians - processed either within its…
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