Opinion

On NNPC JV Agreements: Femi Falana Is Wrong; Vice President Osinbajo Is Right, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Some have now misled themselves into confusing the Crude Term Contract and the Direct Sale and Direct Purchase (DSDP) agreements (not procurement contracts, in the first place), which the NNPC claims have no specific values attached, to have warranted the values of $10 billion and $5 billion ascribed to them…
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Opinion

Of Princes, Paupers and the Terrible Danger of Overshadowing One’s Children, By ‘Tope Fasua

And for adults, the biggest prayer we can continue to have is to hope that our children surpass us in everything. That is how societies actually improve. Any society that achieves the opposite is on its way to extinction. There are three themes here: 1. A normal person’s joy should…
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Columns

A Peculiar Paradox: Teachers Failing While Their Students “Pass” Exams, By Jibrin Ibrahim

What we members of the Nigerian elite have lacked is a sense of enlightened self-interest. We failed to realise that if we do not build and develop our society, we will have no society to live in. If we think it does not matter to us, we should know that…
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Opinion

The Aso Rock Clinic: A Reflection of the Rot In Nigerian Medicare, By Ademola Adeoye

Each time this and other raging national issues are raised, the first thing our professional politicians say is something in this manner: “You know that we are still young as a nation. With time, we would get it right. You know America, German, been around for so long a ”…
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Opinion

Is STEM a New Way of Doing Maths?, By Adetola Salau

Mathematics is an integral part of STEM, yet we need to be careful not to neglect the full development of students’ mathematical understanding in order to integrate STEM “activities” into an already overpacked curriculum. Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Most Divisive Independence Day Speech, By Majeed Dahiru

In addressing issues surrounding the renewed separatist agitation in the South-East, the president not only failed to reassure Nigerians from that part of the country of his commitment to a just and fair Nigeria where nobody will be marginalised on account of ethnicity, religion, state of origin and partisan choice.…
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Columns

Their Wars, Our Woes: A Case of Buhari’s House of Chaos, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Notwithstanding the monumental failure of the government and the internal wrangling within the inner caucus, collectively there will always be an avenue for them to reconcile and iron out their differences, while the rest of us continue to wallow in the throes of woes. The appointment of a new deputy…
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