Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Abdulraufu Mustapha: a Revolutionary Icon Departs, By Rauf Aregbesola

His death is a huge blow to the leftist movement in Nigeria and the world over; the academic community, particularly in Oxford University where he has distinguished himself as an exceptional scholar; the fighters for the cause of the down trodden and underprivileged people; his friends and associates; and all…
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Appeal to Women: An Unusual But Necessary Template for Peace, By Mercy Ezehi

Women must work the talk to demonstrate our commitment to a peaceful environment without which development will elude us all, to show our rejection of all that does not promote peaceful coexistence, to pray for justice for all that have become victims of terrorism, to move in solidarity with anything…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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Opinion

The Rush for Lucre and Nigeria’s Private Universities, By ‘Tope Fasua

A knowledgeable person I spoke with said universities can hardly be run as businesses, that what is needed are endowments and not a situation where fees are increased yearly in the hope that the proprietor begins to turn a profit. How do you fund research with a profit mentality? How…
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The Conflicted Lives In Crisis-Torn North-East and What Can Be Done, By Ahmad Salkida

There is hardly any aggressive messaging campaign that targets the local population or even the insurgents and their families. What a properly defined communication framework for these environments will do is give the local people basic understanding of the different roles of the diverse organised platforms in the region. Andrew,…
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Role of Social Media In the Social, Economic and Political Development of Nigeria, By Umar Danbatta

...although NCC adopts technology-neutrality regime in its role, and will therefore not regulate social media use of apps also referred as OTTs, we nevertheless use our moral authority to request that Nigerians take advantage of the social media platforms to exchange information and participate in the political, social and economic…
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President Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately, By Falana, Ibrahim, et al.

As we join the Nigerian people of goodwill to pray for a speedy recovery of President Buhari, we are compelled to advise him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a rest to attend to his health without any further delay. When President Muhammadu Buhari was recently…
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DAWN and the South-West Renaissance: Requiem for Dipo Famakinwa, By Tunji Olaopa

The best memory we can inscribe to his legacy of courageous development thinking and administrative perspicacity is to commence the implementation of the roadmap he staked his professional credentials on. Specific issues are at stake in implementing the DAWN strategic roadmap. The most important, I think, is contained in DAWN’s…
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