Opinion

Boko Haram: Is the Military in false propaganda war? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. They spoke with one voice in their condemnation of government's inaction and seeming lack of interest to contain…
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Opinion

The National Conference as a Dictatorial Safari, By Garba Shehu

President Jonathan is going about the National Conference in a way suggesting that he is not a firm believer in representative democracy. Some call it a Machiavellian simplification. Throughout the 100 years of existence of Nigeria as a country, there has never been a moment without trenchant agitations for the…
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Opinion

Minister Gusau Vs Service Chiefs: An avoidable friction, By Dele Agekameh

The embarrassment suffered by Gusau has again brought into focus the call for the formation of a “war cabinet” A few weeks ago, precisely on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, under the headline: “Wanted: A war cabinet,” this column wrote: “ …The only way out of this quagmire in which the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Looking For Jobs, Finding Death, By Femi Fani-Kayode

One day Nigerians will appreciate the importance of facts, figures and statistics and the consequences of tolerating atrocious, lousy, insensitive and unaccountable governments. Whether anyone likes to accept it or not, the bitter truth is that 80 per cent of our GRADUATES are unemployed in Nigeria today whilst 51 per…
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Opinion

A Recruitment Tragedy, Moron Moro and a Sordid Blame Game, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A bad system produces bad products. I am not surprised the system threw up an Abba Moro at the helm of the Interior Ministry. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) made N7billion from the sale of forms and vests to 7million candidates seeking employment with the agency. The sale of forms…
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Issues of the Day

Caribbean Self, African Selfie, By Pius Adesanmi

Keynote lecture delivered at the inauguration of the Connections Week of the Caribbean and African Association of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, March 10, 2014 I bring you warm greetings from Accra, Ghana, where I am currently based. I understand that winter has been particularly brutal this year.…
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