Guest Columns

African Liberation Day: It Is Time for Africa To Develop New Forms of Resilience, By Moussa Faki Mahamat

There is an urgent need for Africa to develop new forms of resilience. In a world in which multilateralism is sorely tested, Africa must stop expecting solutions from others. Africa should no longer be satisfied with this role of a never-ending reservoir for some, and dumping ground for others. My…
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A Vaccine, a Seat Across From the IMF, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effective policy responses will matter. But an autarkic mindset, a staple of our policy pronouncements to date, will hurt. Either way, neither offers a useful answer to the question: “How long, therefore, before we are again across the table from the IMF?” However this question is answered, one fact is…
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Opinion

Richard Akinjide and the Nigerian Project, By Eric Teniola

In my recollection, the best contribution Chief Akinjide ever made in the democratic process was the speech he delivered at the Constituent Assembly on November 16, The only point of disagreement I had with him was the issue of the presidential system of government, which he endorsed but which I…
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Guest Columns

Rallying A Global Response To the Impact of COVID-19 On Africa, By António Guterres

The United Nations, and I personally, stand in total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa, and with the African Union, in tackling COVID-19. UN agencies, country teams, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian workers are providing training, expertise and other support. The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has…
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Professor Gambari: A Unique Encounter That Changed My Life, By Steve Ogidan

...others are entitled to their opinions but this was my experience. Professor Gambari intervened at a critical point in my life and gave a crucial lift to a young person he barely knew for absolutely selfless reasons. Later in life, I discovered that I was not alone in this experience.…
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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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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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