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Guest Columns

#BringBackOurGirls: Psychological Terrorists or Peace Warriors, By Fatima K. Mohammed

“Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” - Morihei Ueshiba Aikido is a Japanese martial art that was developed in the early 1900s by Morihei…
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Democracy and Governance

PDP Power and the Electricity We Don’t Have, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria as a country has never had as many promises in its lifetime as the PDP governments had promised, in vain, about improved electricity supply since 1999. I doubt that any country in the world has invested as much as we have on electricity as we have and yet we…
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Columns

Who is Afraid of Low Interest Rates? By Ifeanyi Uddin

In favour of “low” interest rates, there is basically only one argument. The interest rates regime (adjusted for associated risks, including, inflation) in any economy, indicate to potential investors how much they may earn on their investments. Ideally, in a properly functioning economy, few arbitrage opportunities should exist, and so…
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Issues of the Day

Using Carrots and Sticks in the Fight Against Corruption, By Soji Apampa  

In 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Siemens AG for engaging in Worldwide Bribery. Siemens paid just under $2bn to the US Department of Justice to settle the matter as against the $ it allegedly made in profits through corrupt deals. The company subsequently sacked and cleared out…
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Opinion

Different Shades of a National Identity, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

Recently in the United Kingdom, there has been a great deal of talk about what exactly it means to be British.  The conversation sparked off by Operation Trojan Horse in Birmingham schools, led to investigations by Ofsted which uncovered plans by the Park View Educational Trust to expand its influence…
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Columns

Breaking the Nigerian Higher Education Code (Part 1), By Akanimo Odon

A system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letter or symbols are assigned definite meaning – that’s how the dictionary describes the word code. This speaks more or less of some complex item or situation requiring ingenuity to decipher. You now must wonder why…
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Columns

In Defence of Priesthood From Pastor Adeboye to Father Kukah, By Oke Ikeogu

Like Ebenezer Obadare, I am not one of those Nigerians who consider “men of God” – as some refer to Christian clergymen in our country – to be beyond reproach. When you question the actions of such men, even those that seem to contradict scripture, you’re wont to hear their…
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