Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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Opinion

Allison Akene Ayida: In the Nightfall of Service To the Nation, By Eric Teniola

"There are many Permanent Secretaries and Brigadiers-General and other senior public officers who, in the Nigeria of today, are losing the battle for survival. Some are living in abject poverty. The pension and retirement benefits cannot sustain the family. The public are frequently misled by the successes or affluence of…
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Opinion

The Anti-Corruption Agenda: Losing the Support of Nigerians, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

...we need a holistic anti-corruption strategic plan. A plan that reins in on inflated contracts, unremitted revenues, extortion, conversion of public property to private use, criminal wastefulness, undue influence of the fraternity of relationships. We need to deploy technology in the fight against corruption and that is what Nigerians must…
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Opinion

Alaafin as Traditional Agent of Modernisation, By ‘Tunji Olaopa

...traditional institutions constitute the basis for a vibrant local self-help and service delivery dynamics which cater to people’s expectations far above the capacities and capabilities of the apparatuses of the Once we recognise this fact, then it becomes easy to see how a vastly influential and powerful traditional ruler like…
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Opinion

Nigeria: A Nation Governed By ‘Strange Liberators’, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

To completely change this state of affairs and accelerate economic growth, and bring about social progress and cultural development, while promoting peace and stability, we must all rise above political apathy and get involved in the political process and the right leadership recruitment in the 2019 general elections, which are…
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Opinion

Yemi Osinbajo: the Right Kind of Change For 2019, By Emmanuel Nwachukwu

Professor Osinbajo epitomises the change Nigeria needs at this juncture of our history - the change he is unable to deliver by virtue of his current position. Watching the vice president in a canoe reaching out to people ravaged by recent floods was a classic example in ‘servant leadership’. Watching…
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Opinion

Harnessing Regional Potentials: the Private Sector and the Nigerian Economy, By Alaba Lawson

...NACCIMA reiterates its support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and emphasises that Nigeria cannot afford to lose out in the opportunities inherent in a common African market. This also underscores the saying that you can only score a goal as a member of a football team when…
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Columns

Getting the Fundamentals for the Future-Readiness of Our Children Right, By Adetola Salau

It is time to ditch the all familiar rote Let's build up the skills of our students in problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity, so they are more than able to take on the challenges of the future, work well with teams, and be flexible and adaptable to the dynamics of the…
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