Opinion

Who Said Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Are Not Essential Services?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Why do people think religious houses are NOT ESSENTIAL, while these other centres of mass gathering (markets, malls etc.) are essential for a time like this? Do we really understand what people get when they visit their religious houses and how important they see these contacts? Are we being merely…
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Opinion

How Did We Lose Our Values, To Celebrating Mainly Deviant Behaviour?, By Oluwadele Bolutife

How did we, within a space of about thirty or so years, degenerate from a people of high moral values to that of unimaginable moral decadence? Who would have imagined that a woman in the exit lounge of life be so ‘dexterous’ at cheating innocent travelers who patronise her with…
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Guest Columns

African Liberation Day: It Is Time for Africa To Develop New Forms of Resilience, By Moussa Faki Mahamat

There is an urgent need for Africa to develop new forms of resilience. In a world in which multilateralism is sorely tested, Africa must stop expecting solutions from others. Africa should no longer be satisfied with this role of a never-ending reservoir for some, and dumping ground for others. My…
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Columns

A Vaccine, a Seat Across From the IMF, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effective policy responses will matter. But an autarkic mindset, a staple of our policy pronouncements to date, will hurt. Either way, neither offers a useful answer to the question: “How long, therefore, before we are again across the table from the IMF?” However this question is answered, one fact is…
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Opinion

Richard Akinjide and the Nigerian Project, By Eric Teniola

In my recollection, the best contribution Chief Akinjide ever made in the democratic process was the speech he delivered at the Constituent Assembly on November 16, The only point of disagreement I had with him was the issue of the presidential system of government, which he endorsed but which I…
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Guest Columns

Rallying A Global Response To the Impact of COVID-19 On Africa, By António Guterres

The United Nations, and I personally, stand in total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa, and with the African Union, in tackling COVID-19. UN agencies, country teams, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian workers are providing training, expertise and other support. The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
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Professor Gambari: A Unique Encounter That Changed My Life, By Steve Ogidan

...others are entitled to their opinions but this was my experience. Professor Gambari intervened at a critical point in my life and gave a crucial lift to a young person he barely knew for absolutely selfless reasons. Later in life, I discovered that I was not alone in this experience.…
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