Opinion

Shared Values and Aligned Interests: Australia’s Support for Global Action On COVID 19, By Claire Ireland

As global power is shifting, Australia and Nigeria have much to offer each other. Be it through increasing our two-way trade potential, our continental positions and influence, or through our aligned priorities in the international system - to shape and protect rules and norms, to guard against threats to international…
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Columns

Amaechi’s Theory of the Monkey and Nigerian Politicians, By Festus Adedayo

Away from the ravages of COVID-19 and the dispiriting news of multiple infections and rising deaths, the interview granted last week by Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to the Punch newspaper made an interesting reading. In the interview, Amaechi revealed a lot about himself, the nature of Nigerian politics,…
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Opinion

The Battle Against COVID-19 In Nigeria: Something is Going Wrong, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

COVID-19 The truth is that those responsible for the battle against COVID-19 need a new approach, new strategy and new policy framework that should centre on the people they claim to be working for. They should strive for better information management that resonates with all strata of the society, particularly…
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Opinion

The Burden of Leadership At FIRS, By Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad

...despite the pandemic and its economic consequences, the FIRS management, ably led by Mr. Nami, was able to post an impressive Q1 performance by achieving an increment of 15 per cent over the corresponding period in 2019, to the delight of all. This is a clear indication that the eggheads…
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Columns

Africa Shall Have Its Day, By Owei Lakemfa

...Africa’s main challenge is implementing the AU 2063 Agenda, which promises a shared prosperity and well-being, unity and integration, freedom and expanded horizons, realisation of the potentials of youth and women, and freedom from fear, diseases and want. Africa’s Day shall come! Africa, the content from which humanity fanned out…
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Opinion

How Sanity Is Returning To the Free Zones Sector In Nigeria, By Edward Alibo

...the matter that was interpreted by the attorney-general and minister of Justice is about the implementation of the provisions of a subsisting Act, which has nothing to do with the issue of the restructuring and rationalisation of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies, which the government already rejected and discarded.…
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Opinion

The Burden of Unpaid Care Work Amidst COVID-19, By Busola Ajibola

The time to ramp up advocacy on caregiving as a gender-neutral work that must, at all times, be distributed is now. The advocacy should focus on reorienting men, boys and other members of the family to take up fair shares of care work. Testimonies of such interventions designed by Action…
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Columns

Bidding Farewell To The Blessed Month Of Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau

Friday, Ramadan 29, 1441 AH (22/05/2020) In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is His servant and Messenger.…
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