Opinion

The Imperative of “People’s Manifesto”, By Edwin Madunagu

The central message of the “people’s manifesto” at this point in history should be that the various negative and undesirable aspects of Nigeria’s current reality — as partially sketched above — can be arrested and reversed by the efforts of the Nigerian masses acting directly (that is, spontaneously), and as…
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Opinion

Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches, By Paul Ibe 

It is pulsating trying to ascribe any intelligent reason to why the chief spokesman to  Muhammadu Buhari had penned a misleading account of the last presidential election in the country. But it wasn't all together a bad idea. If anything, Femi Adesina gave a literary expression to how jolt to…
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Columns

Culture and Economic Outcomes, By Rafiq Raji

Culture also plays a role in financial development, which is germane to economic growth. Specifically, a strong correlation is found between uncertainty avoidance and the financial development of a country. That is, countries with high uncertainty avoidance or a low appetite for risk, tend to have relatively less developed financial…
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Opinion

How They Gave Atiku A False Sense Of Hope, By Femi Adesina

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years…
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Columns

Magu, Still Nigeria’s Most Dangerous Man, By Azu Ishiekwene

For every additional day that Magu stays in office without re-presentation for confirmation, the government would be giving the impression that apart from the leadership of the Eighth Senate, insiders other than Lawal Daura had an interest in blocking Magu’s confirmation. It was framed as a question roughly one year…
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Opinion

Time For Sexual Harassment Policy In Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The UNIPORT policy document defines the rules of engagement between lecturers, university administrators and students of the university. One of these rules is that lecturers should not hug their female students. The University’s vice chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, advised teachers whose trousers’ zippers were not well sewn to approach their…
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