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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Opinion

Prosecute [not just Sack] Abba Moro For Recruitment Tragedy, By Jiti Ogunye

On Saturday, 15th of March, 2014, the ides of March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs ( Interior),  Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), and the public officers responsible for the Ministry and NIS, principally Abba Moro, the Interior Minister  and David Parradang, the Comptroller General of Immigrations jointly and severally killed, at…
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Opinion

NIS and the Case of Murder By Negligence, By Azeenarh Mohammed (@xeenarh)

Before sunrise, in the early hours of Saturday seven young Nigerians put on white shirts and left their homes. In their hands their school certificates, a pencil, biro and eraser. They were heading toward the national stadium, intending to partake in the lottery-like Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise. A…
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