Opinion

More Fiction than Reality: Anambra’s Purported ‘Golden’ Finances and Grand Legacy of the Obi Era, By Fidelis Nwangwu

...it cannot be a true claim that former Governor Peter Obi left a N75 billion cash surplus for the administration of his successor, Governor Willie Obiano. The truth of the matter is obvious in that he refrained from paying contractors and ended up bequeathing a N127 billion debt for Obiano.…
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Columns

The Rise and Rise of Ethnic Champions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the case of Kanu is not in isolation; it is a trend perpetuated by group interests to blackmail the rest of us and for the federal government to acquiesce to their demands. And unless we elect foresighted leaders who view Nigeria as one constituency, ethnic champions will become common place…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari and the Leadership Deficit, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Two years on, we are yet to see the courageous leadership we thought a man of his age, training and experience would bring to governance. We elected him, hoping he will have the courage to break from the norm; we thought he would challenge the status quo; we believed, rather…
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Opinion

#NotTooYoungToRun: Aiming Higher Than a Ten Percent Representation, By Ibrahim Faruk

The State Houses of Assembly have an opportunity to write their names in gold as true representatives of the voice of tens of millions of Nigeria’s youth by voting in support of the age reduction and independent candidacy clauses (NotTooYoungtoRun) in the constitutional amendment bill. In Nigeria, the eligibility age…
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Opinion

“Of Princes… (and) Paupers”: Falz Does Not Have To Be Like Femi Falana, By Elor Nkereuwem

Dear Tope Fasua, I am compelled to write this response to your essay published by PREMIUM TIMES on October 13, 2017. Whilst I concede that "Of Paupers, Princes and the Terrible Danger of Overshadowing One's Children" is an expression of your personal opinion, I would like to counter that opinion…
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Opinion

World Food Day and the Significance of Feeding the Hungry In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau

On any given day, a staggering 870 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat, and the religion of Islam works to combat that staggering statistic. Feeding the hungry and helping the poor is an integral part of the Islamic faith - and every year, its followers are…
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Opinion

The Unblemished Truth About Nigeria’s Housing ‘Crisis’, By ‘Tope Fasua

Somehow, the super big men who planned Abuja, and who superintend over our other big cities never gave a thought to where those little men who serve them as drivers, cleaners, cooks, chaperons and so on, should live. They just never cared. Yet the true measure of development is to…
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Opinion

Zahra and Aisha Buhari As Fashionable Aso Rock Clinic Critics, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

If Buhari cannot fix the Aso Rock clinic, how on earth will Zahra or Aisha convince the people that he can fix the larger health sector, or even the country itself? Their public upbraid of the clinic is self-indictive, unless they can prove that they tried, but failed, to privately…
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