Opinion

Deploying Lessons Learnt and Resetting Priorities For a Post-COVID-19 Nigeria, By Soji Ehinlanwo

...COVID-19 has been a sudden and unexpected occurrence across the world, which has triggered sad and unfortunate illnesses and deaths, jolting the world in a way that has not been witnessed for several years. Nonetheless, it has also represented some measure of wake-up call and provides opportunities for us as…
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Opinion

As You Call Your Calabash, So Will the World Use It, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

If you are willing to take Madagascar’s remedy without testing protocols, it means the only thing wrong with the French proposal is that it is coming from outside. I have a suggestion for the French: get an African country to claim ownership and, just like that, you are home free,…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Economic Recovery From COVID-19: An Intervention Policy Framework, By Nasir Aminu

For immediate action, the government should intervene in three ways: protecting the health and social well-being of the public; adjusting monetary and fiscal policies; and supporting businesses to survive. The implementation of these policies should be instantaneous, simultaneous and sequential. The only thing we learn from history is that we…
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Opinion

Nigeria and the Chinese Debt Empire, By Ebere Onwudiwe

There are important issues of accountability and probity, all linked to transparency. The absence of transparency can be disastrous to good governance and economic growth in Nigeria. Whether they are loans from China or from anywhere else, opaque loan contracts and under-stated loans (hidden by the lack of transparency) are…
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Opinion

Expanding Moral Imaginations, Building Bridges, and Growing Allies, By Barack Obama

...as graduates, you have to remember that you are inheritors of one of America’s proudest traditions. Which means you’re all role models now — whether you like it or not. Your participation in this democracy, your courage to stand up for what’s right, your willingness to forge coalitions — these…
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Columns

Agboola Gambari and the Burden of History, By Festus Adedayo

He was once quoted as saying, ‘Nigerians don’t need democracy because democracy is not food. It is not their priority now.’ As more pressure mounted on the Abacha regime from all corners of the world, Professor Gambari became more notorious and ruthless in defending and deflecting attacks against the Abacha…
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Opinion

Ibrahim Agboola Gambari: Chief of Staff Or Economic Policy Tsar?, By Arbiterz

There is no evidence that President Buhari’s antipathy towards the free market and multilateral development institutions has changed. There is also no evidence that Professor Ibrahim Gambari, unlike the late Mr. Abba Kyari, shares these views. Will the new chief of staff therefore seek to lessen the influence of his…
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Opinion

Gambari, Power and Buhari’s Quest For A Redemption Song, By Chido Nwangwu

From Professor Gambari’s outstanding roles as a conciliator and facilitator of international repute, tackling troubled groups and issues through the United Nations, it is not far-fetched to believe that he will make a difference towards enhancing the Buhari legacy. The key question remains: will Gambari manage Buhari’s presidency to a…
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