Opinion

The Burden of Leadership At FIRS, By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

...despite the pandemic and its economic consequences, the FIRS management, ably led by Mr. Nami, was able to post an impressive Q1 performance by achieving an increment of 15 per cent over the corresponding period in 2019, to the delight of all. This is a clear indication that the eggheads…
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Columns

Africa Shall Have Its Day, By Owei Lakemfa

...Africa’s main challenge is implementing the AU 2063 Agenda, which promises a shared prosperity and well-being, unity and integration, freedom and expanded horizons, realisation of the potentials of youth and women, and freedom from fear, diseases and want. Africa’s Day shall come! Africa, the content from which humanity fanned out…
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Opinion

How Sanity Is Returning To the Free Zones Sector In Nigeria, By Edward Alibo

...the matter that was interpreted by the attorney-general and minister of Justice is about the implementation of the provisions of a subsisting Act, which has nothing to do with the issue of the restructuring and rationalisation of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies, which the government already rejected and discarded.…
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Opinion

The Burden of Unpaid Care Work Amidst COVID-19, By Busola Ajibola

The time to ramp up advocacy on caregiving as a gender-neutral work that must, at all times, be distributed is now. The advocacy should focus on reorienting men, boys and other members of the family to take up fair shares of care work. Testimonies of such interventions designed by Action…
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Opinion

Bayelsa Governorship Election: Salvation Pastor Could Take It On A Silver Platter!, By Ugoji Egbujo

With less than 2000 votes, in an election which Lyon won with over 300,000 votes, Pastor Diriyai of Salvation Ministries could salvage victory and become the governor of Bayelsa State. It would be more than a miracle. If the courts uphold the prayers of the pastor, his 2000 votes would be…
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Opinion

How Effective Is Online Teaching Now?: My Experience, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If my experience in those classes is anything to go by, I don’t see the reason why higher institutions in Nigeria should still struggle to deliver enriching virtual lectures to their students. What are the vice chancellors, rectors and provosts of various public higher institutions in our country doing to…
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Opinion

Tobacco Control Campaign During A Pandemic: Lessons and Opportunities, By Hilda Ochefu

The current pandemic (COVID-19) slowly sneaked into the world through Wuhan-China late 2019 and then took us all by surprise. In January, governments, corporations and organizations were very busy developing their strategies and fine-tuning what the year was going to look like and in their optimist predictions, never imagined that…
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Opinion

“Well, You Know I’m Not A Poetry Person”: Toasting Toyin Akinosho At 60, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Toasting Toyin Akinosho as Geologist, Journalist, Flâneur and More A contradiction tugs at the heart of this tribute, telescoped by its main title to which I will come at the end of this essay. The word “contradiction” too easily conveys the wrong connotation, so let me be clear: I deploy…
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