Opinion

Budget of Pork in a Country of Poor, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 2014 budget proposal deserves the seal as the gold standard for pork barrel spending. It is a budget of insensitivity carefully packaged with impunity. The drain pipe to siphon funds from the nation's coffers used to be subsidy payments and outright conversion. The Occupy Nigeria revolt changed all that,…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continue from last week. So I contacted the tailor immediately to make sure she prepares the tsaraba within few days so I can take it with me; and so she did. But what is important is another tsaraba that I found in Dakar, which is common among Senegalese women.…
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Economy

Accounting For Crude Oil Sales and Revenues, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Why does it matter that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has indicated accounting sleights of hand at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)? Or that shenanigans in and around Nigeria's proverbial golden egg-laying goose may be responsible for the federal budget’s recent (and…
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Article of Faith

Article of Faith: Christian Thieves and Robbers, By Femi Aribisala

A poor and unemployed member of the church asked God to give him British Airways lock stock and barrel. I was reviewing this article, initially titled “Ungodly Prayers,” when the Lord suddenly spoke. He said: “Femi, it is written, ‘my house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but they…
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Opinion

Al Mustapha, the Apostle Paul, and Nigerian Parenting, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Parenting is the greatest gift we can hand over to society in our world today, for the home is the morning of the human adult.  This is why, having straddled home and Diaspora, and given what we take to be the challenges to the moral health of children in contemporary…
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