Opinion

Health Care Financing: the Doctor’s Perspective, By Tavershima Adongo

People should not have to travel over 50 kilometres to healthcare facilities and when they do get to these facilities they shouldn’t have to be turned back because they don’t have cash or there are no syringes or catheters to give at least first aid. Have you ever had the…
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Opinion

The NBA President’s Trial: I See No Attack On the Legal Profession, By J. S. Okutepa

We must stop whipping up sentiment. The legal profession is a noble one. It does not encourage conduct that aids or abets wrong. The charge I read does not attempt to regulate the fees The charge seems to question the propriety of a lawyer being paid from government coffers for…
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Opinion

Channels TV and the Shame of Corporate Conceit, By Ken Tadaferua

• Onoshe Nwabuikwu ...if I were John Momoh and the management of Channels TV, an apology should be publicly tendered to Onoshe Nwabuikwu. It is the proper thing to do. I am truly mystified by the recent fierce hectoring and bullying of a broadcast media columnist, Onoshe Nwabuikwu, by Channels…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Connecting The Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Crippled Nigeria (2), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

No sector is immune to corruption in Nigeria. The financial sector mirrors the larger society and given the ability of actors there to cook the books, its situation calls for more introspection. The banking sector is the facilitator of official corruption in Nigeria. The wealth of Nigeria is desperately tied…
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Opinion

A Global Anti-corruption Laurel for Nuhu Ribadu, By Chido Onumah

As head of EFCC between 2003 and early 2008, Mallam Ribadu put the organisation on the global anti-corruption map and left no one in doubt that he not only knows his onions when it comes tackling corruption but that he has the courage to boot. Many things prepared Mallam Ribadu…
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Opinion

Nigeria and the Question of “Leadership”, By Lande Omo Oba

We allow leaders to lead without holding them accountable for results. Then we have leaders who think that government is their family business and should be some sort of heirloom. Clearly our standards are so low, we don’t hold our leaders to anything. “To whom much is given, much is…
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Opinion

Nigeria Is Better Off Selling Palm Oil, Not Crude Oil, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I have done enough research to show that the tethering of our economic fortune to crude oil is totally unnecessary. Another research says that indeed we did not suffer from dutch disease, because more money was spent on agriculture after we had discovered crude oil. We suffered instead from the…
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