Opinion

Nigeria Is the Future: A View of Atiku Abubakar From the United States, By William Bertrand

I see no other person in Africa who has so consistently given of himself and his resources to support education — from primary to University — under the most difficult of Nigeria is fortunate to have the opportunity to elect such a man to lead the country to its rightful…
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Opinion

Buying Made-In-Nigeria Goods to Grow the Economy, By Kayode Ojewale

Not only will poverty be kept at bay in our country but also the teeming youth of working class background would be productively engaged if we unanimously decide on the patronage of Nigerian products as a country. The gainful employment of the nation’s abundant local labour will equally be guaranteed…
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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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Columns

Northern Nigeria and the Falsehood of Educational ‘Disadvantage’, By Majeed Dahiru

The ruling elite of the area keeps appealing to the false impression of being "educationally disadvantaged" as a tool of blackmail to extract more from the Nigerian state through the insistence on the quota system of a federal character principle, as the basis for securing more benefits to itself. Once…
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Columns

APC: Facing the Stark Reality of the Atiku Challenge, By Louis Odion

...APC will have to really dig deep into its creative reserve for a coherent message to counter the Atiku’s gospel of restructuring, which undeniably resonates well with the largely progressive values of the zone, beyond the ready excuse that having a Yorubaman as Buhari’s runningmate is an assurance of the…
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Columns

The Drift Towards Executive Recklessness, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

For the Buhari administration, the anti-corruption fight is no longer a potent political tool, and for the average Nigerian, the political class is one and the same. This perception, wrong or right, is one reason why the government should tread carefully. Government must watch its actions to avoid tending towards…
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Columns

Beneath Ganduje’s Babaringa, By Dele Agekameh

...if Ganduje insists on his innocence, the people deserve a more robust response and denial than the flimsy ‘cloning’ excuse that remains the only official response from the governor’s representatives. A shameful video surfaced online recently, purportedly showing the governor of a key northern state engaging in a disgraceful act…
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Opinion

Why Buhari’s Anticorruption Campaign Rhetoric Will Not Work, By Moses E. Ochonu

Nothing grates Nigerians more than the marriage of corruption and incompetence. In other words, Nigerians would rather have a corrupt and competent leader, as long as the corruption is discreet, moderate, and democratised, than an incorruptible and incompetent leader. Here is why the corruption and anti-corruption rhetoric of President Buhari’s…
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