Opinion

Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa, By Garba Shehu

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey. The President, who was accompanied by Governors of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje…
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Time To Drag Buhari, El-Rufai and Others To Kigali, By Festus Adedayo

No one can visit the Genocide Museum without being touched by the unprecedented bestiality. I instantly remembered home and how, ostensibly unwittingly, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hyper-promotion of his Fulani stock at the expense of other tribes in Nigeria, bears similitude to President Habyarimana’s; how Nasir el-Rufai’s glorification of the Fulani…
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Interring the Fly With the Corpse: The Pompeo Story, By Owei Lakemfa

In his fanatical defence of Trump, Pompeo is exhibiting the characteristics of a housefly. The flying is usually opportunistic; going only where its interests are Pompeo, like the fly, does not know when to be cautious or fly away; so if Trump were to go down, Pompeo is likely to…
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Nigeria At 59: To Forget Or To Understand Our Differences?, By Majeed Dahiru

To reposition the Nigerian state on the path to sustainable socio-economic development will be to resolve the fundamental question of national identity. A resolution of this crisis of identity can only be achieved through an overthrow of the current elite consensus of divide-and-rule, leading to a people’s consensus guided Nigeria’s…
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Opinion

CBN’s Cashless Policy and the “No Alternative” Syndrome In Policymaking, By Oluwadele Bolutife

The government, with its “signpost” of enabling a cashless economy is ill-prepared for this; and for the lack of proper words, the beneficiaries of the policy - our banks - like the legendary “lazy yoots” are bereft of innovative ideas on how to grow the economy, and therefore find unfortunate…
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Insights and Views On Culture (1): Acemoglu & Robinson’s “The Narrow Corridor”, By Rafiq Raji

Their main idea is that for liberty to thrive, there must be a balance between the state and society. And they impressively show how a lot of the governance problems around the world stem from an imbalance between the two. The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies and the Fate of Liberty,…
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Opinion

Anti-corruption War: A Case for Whistleblower Law, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Unless whistleblowers enjoy protection through a firm legal backing, the seed of the whistleblowing tree planted in 2016 will die in no time. It doesn’t seem that is what this government wants. Neither does any stakeholder in transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria. At every given opportunity, President Muhammadu…
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Prophet Muhammad’s Honesty and Way of Bringing Effective Change To the World, By Murtadha Gusau

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) changed the world by changing people’s beliefs, their behaviour, their customs, and their social norms, and he did so by convincing them with kindness and gentle persuasion. He did not force people to agree with him. He did not resort to a…
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