Columns

Why Trump May Throw AfDB’s Adesina Inside the Bandama River, By Festus Adedayo

Trump and his gruff would win this war and Adesina, with his hallowed credentials and celebrated knowledge, may be thrown into the Bandama River pretty sooner than we imagined. The Bandama River is reputed to be the longest and in its commercial value, the most sought after river in Côte…
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Opinion

The COVID-19 Riddle, Africa and the Anikulapo Factor, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Experts are looking at all sorts - genetics, climate, culture, public policy and all that for The answer to the riddle is perhaps in the riddle. Africa is perhaps the proverbial Anikulapo, with death in her pouch, dodging the bullets of projections directed at her fragile belly. Just as she…
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Opinion

Reappraising Ugwuanyi’s Five-year Stewardship Amidst COVID-19, By Louis Amoke

...it is undisputable that Governor Ugwuanyi has performed creditably and has remained committed to his solemn mandate to continue to reward ‘Ndi Enugu’ with peace and good governance and build Enugu State of the founding fathers’ dream. Let us, therefore, continue to pray and support his development and people-centered administration…
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Guest Columns

Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s Manufacturing Moment, By Muhammadu Buhari

In the new post-coronavirus age, Nigeria — and Africa, more broadly — wishes to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or to seemingly be forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will…
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Opinion

RIGHT OF REPLY: Before We Crucify Sheik Pantami, By Susan Emelefor

Oga Pantami symbolises two of the greatest problems in Nigeria today: (1.) aggression of power, and (2.) disregard for women. This must not be allowed to go unnoticed. I salute Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and see it as only right that Oga Pantami accord her a deserving apology. This is a…
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Opinion

Mohammed bin Salman: Portrait of a Ruthless Crown Prince, By Osmund Agbo

It’s true that power corrupts but the good news is that even absolute power doesn’t lasts forever. The oil price war with Russia might have turned out to be his Achilles heel. The needless war is starting to hit the American oil industry pretty hard and with Trump’s re-election on…
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Opinion

Nigeria: the Coming 36 Months, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

Most likely, Nigeria might witness a deterioration of her fiscal, foreign exchange and debt situations; growing incidence of poverty; heightened criminality linked to unemployment and impunity; and the probable fiscal insolvency of some states. Other key developments will include moves towards electing a new president; with luck and assertive military…
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Opinion

Slightest Adjustment: The Best Solution for Nigeria, By Nimi Wariboko

Nigeria needs her leaders and citizens to embrace this simple philosophy. Let us resolve to make the slightest adjustments to our lives or nation. Living our lives by only doing the smallest things may seem weak and foolish to some of us. Do remember, it is akin to the “weak…
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