Opinion

Boko Haram, Gov. Nyako and the President, By Frisky Larr

As 2015 draws closer, the focus in Nigeria is now increasingly set on the performance and professionalism of media operatives. After all, communication media are the mouthpiece and reflector of political activities and public feedback. It is not for nothing that the media is scientifically assessed as the unofficial fourth…
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Opinion

Examination Malpractice Is Destroying Nigeria’s Future(II), Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

Continue from last Three decades of sustained leaking of questions at national examinations has bred an array of consequences. Good students are discouraged from studying hard and are tempted to join the bandwagon as they see others get away with corrupt behaviours. The cheating contagion infects widely as more and…
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Opinion

Understanding the dreams of your kids? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

It is common in our part of the world to simply send kids to school, spending huge resources on the education of their children. But what many parents are not good at is helping those children to have a dream, and work towards achieving that dream. Instead, the parents decide…
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Opinion

The Time Of The Gross Domestic Producers, By Okey Ndibe

That Nigeria has passed South Africa as Africa’s largest economy—when calculated by Gross Domestic Product—is almost old news.  The coverage of that feat afforded Nigeria’s image a rare shining moment in the foreign media. As Uri Friedman wrote in The Atlantic, “Something strange happened in Nigeria on Sunday: The economy…
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Opinion

Fiscal Federalism at the National Conference, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last Wednesday, the National Conference Committee on Devolution of Powers had a heated debate in which they were bifurcated between those for and against resource control. The invention of the term “resource control’ is an excellent example of political branding in which an apparently neutral concept has been transformed into…
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Economy

Nigeria – What Manner of Leaders, By Ifeanyi Uddin

There is no question but that the quality of our national leadership has deteriorated of late. The consequences of these are particularly telling at the economic level. Despite the roseate statistics favoured by the incumbent administration and its supporters, even they do not deny that the incidence of poverty (however…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

A Time To Make A Choice, By Femi Fani-Kayode

"Islamic conservative clergy are not unusual on either side of the border, but those who do not denounce Boko Haram are suspected of quietly recruiting young men to join the “jihad” (struggle) and fight (and often die) in Nigeria." -- STRATEGY PAGE. =============================== Oh Nigeria, how I feel sorry for…
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