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Oil Boom Generation: Moral Leaders Needed, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

...We of the privileged generations need to rise and do whatever it takes to ameliorate the sufferings of younger Nigerians. While we retire in comfort, with our children well-educated inside or outside Nigeria, we must remember we owe Nigeria a debt. Oil wealth is responsible for the good life that…
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When the American Fox and the Korean Tortoise Met In Singapore, By Owei Lakemfa

If peace were to return, the immediate winners would be the two Koreas, who will spend less on arms, work towards reconciliation and if possible, the talks are not irreversible, especially if they are tailored primarily at achieving a unilateral North Korean denuclearisation. The North Koreans will not entrust their…
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Opinion

When the Mundial Came To Africa: A ‘Traffic-Jam’ From Heaven, By Amma Ogan

Inside the stadium my neighbour explains to me why he thinks it is paramount that the boys win today. “It will set the whole tone for the competition and give them something to build on.” I counter that I think it is more important how they play. “The game is…
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Opinion

Restructuring (2): Conceptual Foundations, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

Genuine restructuring must start from a philosophical orientation that has for its cornerstone the autonomy and integrity of the entities that make up the pluralism of the structure to be reordered. It must take seriously the independent energies and creativities of the federating units that would yield the kind of…
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Developments In the African Debt Capital Markets, By Rafiq Raji

Despite warnings, they point to a continued debt binge on the African continent. And with the American central bank already signalling more rate hikes this year from an increase to 2 per cent in mid-June, and the 10-year treasury yield swinging around the 3 per cent area, incremental external borrowings…
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For Femi Falana and Kunle Ajibade: Sixty Hurrahs to Courage and Conviction, By Ogaga Ifowodo

These two tribunes of truth and justice recently marked their sixtieth anniversary in a beautiful land made almost unliveable on any proper index of healthy They can’t hear me, but I am shouting sixty hurrays in the first instance, and sixty more (for I wish them a very long life),…
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Scandals, As the Judiciary Becomes a Direct Threat To Electoral Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The judiciary must begin to learn that “raison d’état” exist and they should reflect before they take actions that could compromise the Constitution and the democratic institutions and processes it enshrines. They must begin to make the distinction between a delinquent debtor that has money and refuses to pay their…
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