Columns

The Farce of a Presidential Tribunal, By Dele Agekameh

From the frivolous contest of the president’s certificate by Atiku’s lawyers to the absurd argument over Atiku’s nationality by the president’s lawyers, the tribunal was an exercise in futility, made worse by INEC’s slap on the face of Nigerians about the server. In all of this, the country and its…
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Nigeria, Xenophobia and Ramaphosa’s Apology, By Reuben Abati

We are told that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday for the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in South Africa, particularly persons involved in business who are seen by the ordinary South African as enemies. He reportedly did this in Harare, Zimbabwe, at the funeral ceremony of former…
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Opinion

Nigeria and the Question of Value Added Taxes, By Posi Olatubosun and Olaniyi Olagoke

...perhaps the FIRS could increase VAT on luxury items to 15 per cent, and leave the rate at 5 per cent for the other items. Proposing a uniform increase on VAT rate across board may be a lazy approach to fiscal policy management, and may make Nigeria to be further…
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Opinion

Revisiting “Zoning and Rotation”, By Edwin Madunagu

In place of the present office of the president, let there be a Collective Presidency or Presidential Council of six equal members, each member representing a geopolitical zone. The tenure of the Council should be four years and the headship within that tenure should rotate between the members every eight…
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Columns

Seun Onigbinde’s Dagger Through The Heart of Civic Activism, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...any critic who so caustically criticises a government, as Onigbinde has done, should stay away from it. To accept an appointment from such a government is to throw a dagger right through the soul of social criticism and the intellectual contestation of ideas. By accepting this appointment, Onigbinde desecrates the…
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Columns

Competing Public Narratives V. Co-optation By The Current One, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Even in the face of years of co-optation by a venal state, of some of the best minds out of civil society, folks still insist that it is better to serve incompetent governments from “inside” than to (painfully) develop both a new public narrative and the structures that will aid…
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