Opinion

Nigeria and its declining education– the way forward, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's decline in education, though incipient, is impossible to miss. In the past, there was always a countervailing force in our traditional society; there was in existence a Nigerian stew of shame and pride that kept thieving impulses walled off. In a single generation, we lost our set of traditional…
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Opinion

From Corruption to Ruling Class Insanity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It was the chairman of Virgin Group, Richard Bronson who used the adjective insane to describe the Nigerian ruling class and its technocracy. He was explaining the reasons that led him to withdraw Virgin from the Nigerian aviation sector. He said that after putting together a very good airline-the first…
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Economy

The Business of Policy Making, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Last week, the federal government upped the policy ante. In the wake of the recent launch of a national automotive policy, its inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan and the National Enterprise Development Programme is nothing if not ambitious. According to one newspaper report, “both programmes, initiated and spearheaded…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram, Jonathan And A Nation Without Empathy, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Two days ago (on 12th February 2014) in Borno state, the extremist Boko Haram sect killed 60 innocent Nigerians and carted off 24 young girls without any trace. On January 27, the sect murdered no less than 70 innocent Nigerians in cold blood in a series of attacks in Borno…
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Opinion

Fallacy of Division and Nigerian Corrupt Ministers, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Last week four Nigerian ministers were relieved of their services. Some of them had been pointedly accused of corruption.  They are Stella Oduah (Aviation), Godsday Orubebe (Niger Delta Affairs), Caleb Olubolade (Police Affairs) and Yerima Ngama (Finance). Interestingly, from the relieve, it seems the “national quota” and  “ethics” of “federal”…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Why Pastors don’t go to Heaven, By Femi Aribisala

The “gospel” is now a product marketed with razzmatazz by mega-pastors and televangelists. I was having lunch at “Sweet Sensation,” a fast-food restaurant in Lagos, when someone tapped me on the shoulder. I looked back to see a gentleman grinning at me from ear to ear. “Dr. Aribisala, how are…
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