Columns

From Economic To Security, Still A Crisis, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Self unintended consequence of economic policies that increase the levels of poverty in the land is not the ethical pressures it places on people as they struggle simply to stay In Nigeria, today, nowhere is this distortion of perception more nuanced than in the slow-motion morphing of our economic woes…
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Columns

Maradi As Buhari’s 60th Birthday Present To Nigeria, By Festus Adedayo

Maradi, one of the three largest cities in Niger Republic, may yet be the metaphor of the fragility of the Nigerian state and an explainer of Nigeria’s 60 years post-independence wonky journey. It does this in the most succinct manner. With the Muhammadu Buhari government’s announcement last week of its…
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Opinion

Gov. El-Rufai: Respect the Will of Zaria Kingmakers In Selecting A New Emir, By Muhammad DanAsabe Umar

...the governor should be reminded that he is neither a military dictator nor a colonial master, and this is the twenty-first century. He should spend time on abiding by the laws, not reading books to support a wrongful act. Two wrongs will never make a right. Let the votes of…
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Opinion

WTD 2020: Tourism, Resilience and Rural Development, By Folorunsho Coker

In Nigeria, the necessity of building the resilience of tourism as a platform of economic opportunity and advancement that positively impacts rural development prefigured the assault of COVID-19. But this now finds greater significance in its ability to engender national economic recovery – in a country seeking to retrieve itself…
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Opinion

Asiwaju Tinubu and Edo Election, By Tunde Rahman

The tension-soaked Edo governorship election may have been concluded with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announcing Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the poll. However, one is not unmindful of the fact that the election may not have been completely over as it were. Obaseki’s main challenger, the…
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Opinion

UN At 75 Holds Lots of Hope and Hopelessness, By Owei Lakemfa

The UN depends on multilateralism, so the American insistence on unilateralism, including exiting the UNESCO, defunding the World Health Organisation (WHO), rejecting the Paris Climate Change Agreement and repudiating the Iran international nuclear deal, is a grave threat to its existence. The United Nations (UN) commenced activities marking its 75th…
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